It certainly doesn’t take long for hackers to figure out how to cram unofficial software updates onto Android hardware, does it?

The Dell Streak Android tablet started shipping in the UK yesterday. Today we have the first report of a user gaining root access, which essentially means he can run officially unsupported code and even install custom firmware.

In other news, the first unofficial firmware for the Motorola Droid with Android 2.2 Froyo is now available for download. Motorola plans to officially release a Froyo update soon, so if you don’t feel like rooting your device and voiding your warranty, you might want to hold out a little while longer. But if you’re the cavalier type, you can download it today.

Now how long do you think it will be before we start to see Froyo ported to the Dell Streak?

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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