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Upgrade woes frustrate Dell Streak owners in U.K.

For some, the upgrade from Android OS 1.6 to 2.1 has meant the loss of features such as video playback, PC syncing, and the Facebook widget.

Some customers of U.K. carrier O2 who upgraded their Dell Streak from Android OS 1.6 to 2.1 are encountering problems.

The Register reported that some Streak users have lost features such as Windows Media video playback, PC syncing, and the Facebook widget.

Other issues, noted in Dell and O2 forums, include problems with the touch screen, Web browsing and voice commands, the appearance of back-to-front volume keys, and erased contacts. For some people, the update didn't work and caused problems with the existing Android 1.6 OS.

The issues with the Streak update come only days after O2 customers reported problems with upgrading their HTC Desire to Android 2.2, resulting in the suspension of that update. The Streak is a mobile device that straddles the fence between smartphones and tablets.

Read more of "Dell Streak owners enraged by O2's flawed Android upgrade" at Crave UK.