Motorola Droid X and Droid 2 will use OMAP CPUs, not Snapdragon processors

There’s been so much speculation on the two new Motorola Android devices hitting Verizon soon – the Motorola Droid X and Motorola Droid 2 – and even when we hear “confirmed,” we’re still a bit skeptical. This latest bit of confirmed speculation, however, comes from Droid-Life, and they have been pretty spot on lately. Turns out, the new Droid devices won’t be sporting those 1Ghz Snapdragon processors, as we’d previously been led to believe.

The Twitter account, @DroidLanding, that was found on the Droid X teaser ad, initially tweeted that the said devices would be sporting 1Ghz Snapdragon processors, but the tweet was promptly removed. Another slip up, Verizon? Come on now!

Now we’re hearing that the Droid X and Droid 2 will actually have Texas Instruments’ OMAP processors, running at 1.0 GHz. This is not a bad thing in any sense, the Snapdragon has proved to be a  great, snappy CPU in many smartphones today, but was really only a matter of time before a manufacturer chose an alternative. As far as the internals of the processor, that’s where my geekiness comes to a halt. We don’t really have much to go on as far as how the OMAP processor stacks up against the Snapdragon silicon. It’ll be easier to judge performance differences by comparing two devices running both processors.

Still, there are a couple of things we can be sure of, and that’s that the two devices will be coming our way sometime very soon. And, whatever CPU they have under their hoods, they should be as fast (or faster) as any high-end smartphone on the market today.

Although the new Droid devices are going to be great devices, the Samsung Galaxy S still may be the phone for me. The Super AMOLED screen paired with the Hummingbird CPU gives it a couple of advantages. Now if only the Galaxy S used the stock Android homescreen so we’d be ensured the fastest updates…

So what’s your next smartphone purchase going to be? Droid, Galaxy, EVO, or that other phone that just got folders and multitasking?

[Via: Droid-Life]

  • parker amaker

    I like how these phones look but I’m a sprint guy who loves the evo ( see comment on evo contest)

  • jason v


  • @Ac3of2pade2

    lol, I'm getting the Galaxy S pretty much cause all of what you said and does everything I need it to while having the best screen and it's 4inches

  • boss

    ti omap > snapdragon

    • jay


  • funkathustra

    This article is completely uninformative.

    "We don’t really have much to go on as far as how the OMAP processor stacks up against the Snapdragon silicon."

    We don't? They're both ARM-based RISC processors, but the OMAP features an on-board DSP, which the platform designer can harness to render graphics, audio, or basically anything she wants. The on-board DSP is much more advanced than the general-purpose processor (GPP) area of either chip, and that's why the OMAP will always come out on top.

    The Snapdragon tries to win on pure brawn alone; it has a complex core that has a much longer pipeline than the OMAP processor (or really any other ARM processor I've seen), and it's definitely faster than the OMAP's GPP — but it's no match for the DSP capabilities

  • Jer

    Galaxy S has a horrible camera and a few other quirks.

    Like funkathustra said, the OMAP is a better processor than Snapdragon.

    So far the Droid X looks awesome.

    • Jer is an IDIOT

      Jer, the phone wasn’t even on the market when you made this comment. So, I give you zero creditability.

      FYI, Samsung makes high-end cameras – that technology is incorporated in their Galaxy S series of phones. Any phone can tout a high mega pixel camera but, still look shotty or blurry. I have seen the pictures that the Galaxy S phones take and they are impressive to say the least. Out of a V rep’s mouth – the —– 2 is blurry in graphics.

  • jrknies

    I got the Iphone 4 and absolutely love it. I switched from Verizon to AT&T and wonder why i didn't do it sooner. At 24 mps, it stomps on yyou processor's internet speeds. The Iphone can do, in 5 mp's, what your mechanical phone can do in 8. The SOC A4 is 33% more efficient with 25% more battey life than either stated snapdragon or TI processors.. The droid series are pretty awesome become they are an open source market and can support flash but in general any chaptered and knowledgeable smart phone users, that has done a little bit of research, will quickly realize that there is no true comparison…. thank you, and goodmorning…

    • Droid@1.2ghz

      Careful not to hold that lemon of a smartphone with your left hand or you might short the antenna and lose signal…

      Srsly, justify your own stupidity on an Apple forum, we don't care how awesome your defective phone is.

    • Anonymous

      24 megapixels? HA HA HA HA HA! You’re a wee bit informed (and a stupid fanboy.)
      Maybe you meant 24 MbPS. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! That’s even funnier!

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