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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ZeroOveride, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. ZeroOveride

    ZeroOveride Member
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    So this article from Gizmodo (Motorola Droid 2 Photos and Specs Leaked) says that the Droid 2 has the 750mhz OMAP processor but most other sites say 1Ghz OMAP. Which is it? Girlfriend wants to go Android but I won't let her buy anything but a 1Ghz phone. What do you say?

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  2. OutlawFirebird

    OutlawFirebird Well-Known Member

    pretty sure its a 1ghz omap processor.
  3. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    Same Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 1 Ghz Processor the Droid X has. ;)

    Plus it is 45nM, which means the phone will stay much cooler than the Droid1 and Droid Incredible... both of their processors are 65nM.
    The lower the resistors measure in (nano Meters),
    ie the lower the# the better as far as power consumption & less heat produced.
    Less of a beating on battery, all while running at 1Ghz.
    The processor will throttle down when the phone is idle, another battery saver ;)
    Great performance and superior battery life with the Droid 2.
    Motorola is claiming that web pages render 40% faster on droid 2 compared to droid1 :D
    Thank You Texas Instruments.

    What do I say?
    Go for it, and throw Launcher Pro on it...Seems to be a really great replacement launcher...
    Its like butter.

    Aside from the great OMAP 3630,
    Do I even need to mention the performance benefits of Froyo on the Droid 2???
  4. its 1ghz it was leaked in a vzw document if you look in the "its the same phone" thread they have the document posted
  5. Steven58


    doesn't even matter.

    everything gets overclocked to a gazillion ghz in root anyway. ;)
  6. Colchicine

    Colchicine Android Expert

    Same situation for me! Not only am I hearing that Android 3.0 won't support devices under 1GHz, I don't think it's unreasonable to demand a phone that at least meets the specs of phones released 4 months ago (Inc).
  7. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    This is true
  8. Old Man

    Old Man Android Enthusiast

    I thought it had been determined that the 1GHz processor and 512MB memory were actually recommended rather than minimum requirements. The initial reports were of minimum hardware requirements for Android 3.0 Gingerbread but clarifications seemed to come out a couple of days later that those were actually recommended requirements.

    This seems to make sense as setting minimum hardware requirements seems to go against the open concept of Android while setting recommended requirements leaves the door open to Google not limiting the applications of Android and at the same time provides Google justification to not be limited by older hardware in future Android development and for phone manufacturers to have some justification to not try to support newer iterations of Android on older, less powerful phones.
  9. redpanda

    redpanda Well-Known Member

    After the rumor of the 1GHz requirement spread throughout the Interwebs, someone at Google posted something that just said it was just a rumor. I think a lot of people assumed that the kernel of truth in the rumor was that it would be a 1GHz recommendation. We haven't heard anything officially from Google or any more leaks since then, so nobody really knows.

    I will say that it would go against the software trend at Google lately, which is to make everything faster (Chrome, Froyo, ect.), to release a new version of Android that had any higher spec requirements than the current version. It may be necessary for some of the UI improvements they've talked about, but I would be surprised.
  10. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    We will see wont we?
    Gingerbread will do many more things than froyo. Every little process is going to tax tax tax.
    A good example to being able to install Ginerbread to any device would be like saying its possible and realistic to install Windows 7 onto an older chipset pc with only 256MB of ram.
    Android Devices are nearly handheld Linux computers.
    For every operating system, mobile or desktop, there are and will always be... hardware requirements.
    Google and phone manufacturers gotta keep that steady flow of technology going...
    Forward brings new devices with new software which eventually requires new hardware requirements.
    Having Minimum hardware requirements does not go against the "OPEN" concept of Android.
    The open-ness relates to the open community of software development...of Apps, and of the Android software code development.

    This is yet another reason why the Droid2 has a 1Ghz Processor... in the long run... future support of gingerbread.
  11. redpanda

    redpanda Well-Known Member

    It's odd that you mention Windows 7. I've never heard of a computer that could run Vista (or even XP for that matter) that couldn't run Windows 7, and run better with it. Sometimes you can get more out of an OS with better coding, and Google has done that in the past.

    I'm guessing that it will be the same with the next version of Android.
  12. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    Unfortunately not all android devices will be upgradeable to Froyo.
    We will most likely see a PORT of Gingerbread to the Droid1, that's going to be about it. :(

    There ARE computers out there that Windows 7 can't even be installed on.
    Not all hardware supports it.
    I know, I build computers also for a living.
  13. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    The processor is 1Ghz but it cycles down when not in use to save battery. After a long period of idle, I can check my CPU speed and it'll say 300Mhz.
  14. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    The OMAP 3630 in the Droid X clocks down just like this as well.
    Very nice battery saving feature. :D
  15. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    Yea, I was just mentioning it in case anyone saw a picture of it saying like 300mhz or something similar and was confused by it.

    I know when I first saw that I was a bit angry...
  16. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    Very good idea ;) :D

    So what upset you at first?
  17. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    Just that it was saying 300Mhz when it was said to have the same as the Droid X. I got over it after I did some research on the TI OMAP 3630:
  18. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Android Enthusiast

    Seems like there was no processor in the one I tried at the store today. It was a slow as a turtle.
  19. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    Everyday people walk into that store, go over to the Droid 2, downloaded a bunch of apps, take pictures of themselves, write random texts to themselves, and browse some porn sites. I'm not surprised a store model would be a little pokey.

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