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?