“While Google hoped its Android platform could take on the iPad this year, its licensees are finding it difficult to even compete with Apple on the low end,” Daniel Eran Dilger reports for AppleInsider.
“On example, Dell’s Streak 5 (aka Mini 5), has just been discontinued,” Dilger reports. “Dell introduced the Streak 5 (originally named Mini 5), a hybrid small tablet/smartphone in May 2010, with both a 5 inch display and 3G calling features that placed it somewhere between Apple’s iPod touch and iPad.”
Dilger reports, “The Streak 5 originally shipped with Android 1.6, but was updated to Android 2.1 (incurring the wrath of customers who complained about the over the air update adding bugs and taking away existing software features) and finally Android 2.2 Froyo last winter. It will not possible to upgrade to Android 3.0 Honeycomb or the forthcoming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich… The company still sells its 7 inch Streak.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: That 7-inch Streak is dead, too. It was DOA. <a href="here” target=”_blank”>Dead On Arrival.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]
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