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[Engadget] Motorola Droid X 2 confirms qHD screen and 1GHz dual-core processor

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Yes, the leaks are now happening from official sources, too, indicating an imminent landing for what we've confirmed to be a dual-core 1GHz Android smartphone with qHD resolution on a 4.3-inch display.
CPU = Tegra 2
qHD = 960x540 res


Near-Retina Display res should help it compete, but apparently it's still not LTE or 4G capable.

Not that I care... I live in Iowa.
Edited by Nytehawk - 5/17/11 at 12:58am
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If it ships with a bootloader like the original DX, no thanks Motorola. I'll be grabbing a Samsung Galaxy S2 or iPhone 5 if Apple wows me.
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Doesn't seem practical until dual cores in smartphones become mainstream though...doesn't the programming for the apps have to take advantage of it? How many phone app designers are going to code for dual cores when there's one phone out that'll use it?
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Doesn't seem practical until dual cores in smartphones become mainstream though...doesn't the programming for the apps have to take advantage of it? How many phone app designers are going to code for dual cores when there's one phone out that'll use it?
There are quite a handful of devices running on dual-core processors, by the way.

Motorola Atrix 4G
Motorola XOOM
LG G2X
LG Optimus 2X
LG G-Slate Tablet
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1/8.9
HTC Sensation

And we'll be seeing more in the near-future.
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Doesn't seem practical until dual cores in smartphones become mainstream though...doesn't the programming for the apps have to take advantage of it? How many phone app designers are going to code for dual cores when there's one phone out that'll use it?
There are many phones with dual cores now, and the list is growing.

Also, Android 2.4 is optimized to use two cores, and developers have already begun adding optimizations to apps of their own.
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post #7 of 61
If they don't have the bootloader it has 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage while shipping with gingerbread they may have a winner here.
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I'll be grabbing a Samsung Galaxy S2 or iPhone 5 if Apple wows me.
5? 5 probably won't come until 2012 or even later. Apple is only bringing out a "4S" this year. Sure, it has a dual core CPU, but no 4G. Certainly doesn't wow me. I'll probably skip the Droid X2 myself and go for the EVO 3D.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 5/17/11 at 5:47am
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guy at the verizon store has droid x and said he is switching to samsung charger as soon as it releases... that phone any good?
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post #10 of 61
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There are many phones with dual cores now, and the list is growing.

Also, Android 2.4 is optimized to use two cores, and developers have already begun adding optimizations to apps of their own.
2.2 froyo already supports dual cores
it has -smp enabled

2.2 is missing gpu acceleration
2.3 has partial gpu acceleration
2.4 should bring full gpu acceleration and better software to support dual cores even more
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