Android update frenzy

Good news for Android fans: a whole bunch of Android updates are heading your way. Google's been busy rolling out new versions of its operating system to hardware firms, and it's even managed to find the time to make one of its own products tablet-friendly.

Operating systems first: the new, tablet-focused Android Honeycomb is coming to breathe new life into existing handsets. Techradar reports that the Dell Streak 7 is definitely getting a free upgrade to Android Honeycomb 3.2, although Dell hasn't yet said when the upgrade will be arriving. It'll definitely be worth the wait, though: the Streak is currently running Android 2.2, which in tech terms is like using a tablet whose operating system is made of wood and bits of string. There's no sign of an update for the Dell Streak 5, sadly, and we wouldn't hold our breath for one: the 5 is being discontinued in the US.

Dell isn't the only firm updating Android for some of its customers. This Is My Next reports that Honeycomb's coming to the HTC Flyer too, and HTC has updated the Flyer's Sense user interface to take full advantage. For now the update is only available to hacker types via the Modaco forums, but an official release can't be far away.

Last but not least, Google has updated Google Voice to make it tablet-friendly, which means that any tablet running Honeycomb will be able to make voice calls and send messages using their tablet - even if the tablet doesn't have a 3G radio.

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