Remember how the Motorola Droid 2 was caught on video earlier today with a passing mention that it will be bringing a 1Ghz processor to Verizon’s Android lineup? Right, well, according to the Android phone’s official Twitter account – which was discovered today, no less – the Droid X will come “armed with [a] 1Ghz Snapdragon processor.” That’s right, the 1Ghz processor on the latest slate-style Verizon Motorola Droid X is now rumored to sport the same Snapdragon chip that powers the super-fast Nexus One and Sprint HTC EVO 4G!
Previous “leaks” had the as-yet unreleased Motorola Android phone being powered by a Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP processor, but a recent tweet from @DroidLanding indicated that the processing hardware in the previously codenamed Motorola Xtreme is in fact the Snapdragon chip, clocked at 1 Ghz.
What’s strange here is that the tweet was deleted shortly after it was posted, but thankfully not before a screenshot was captured. The pulled tweet has stirred up some speculation in mobile circles as to what processor will be found inside the Droid X and Droid 2. Will the new pair of Motorola Android phones be powered by a TI OMAP processor, as initially expected? Or, will the high-end smartphones actually sport the Qualcomm-sourced Snapdragon processor? Those are now the questions that we’re left wanting answers to.
According to Droid-Life sources, the tweet was indeed accurate and both the Droid X and Droid 2 will have 1Ghz Snapdragon internals. But, again, this has not been officially confirmed.
For those of you thinking that the language of the tweet is a little confusing, allow us to explain. The @DroidLanding account has been posting tweets as if they are warning the public that “Droid X designate” units have “escaped [their] secure facility.” The particular tweet that mentioned the Snapdragon processor warns that the “Droid X designate #10 has escaped,” while a more recent tweet warns that the “Droid X designate #5 escaped secure location” and is “heading in a southern direction.”
At this point, we know that the Motorola Droid X will feature a 4.3-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, HDMI-out and a drool-worthy slim profile. The Droid 2 is reportedly very similar to the original Droid 1. We’ll have to wait for confirmation before we put all our processing-eggs into a Snapdragon-basket.