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Although I do love my rooted Droid X with the Darkslide ROM I don't think I'll be getting the X2. The locked bootloader has been an absolute pain to deal with, the camera only works well like every 3rd photo, too much bloatware, the battery cover is a complete POS, and no front facing camera.

I've got my sights set on the Galaxy SII right now, hopefully it doesn't disappoint or something even better shows up.
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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?
It's basically the Samsung Galaxy 2 but without the dual core cpu and it's got somewhat of a plastic feel due to the case being made cheaper in order to drop the price. Even with that price drop, it's supposed to cost as much as the iPhone 4.

Review - http://phandroid.com/2011/05/02/sams...charge-review/
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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?
Nvidia sponsors many Tegra dual core games.
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It's basically the Samsung Galaxy 2 but without the dual core cpu and it's got somewhat of a plastic feel due to the case being made cheaper in order to drop the price. Even with that price drop, it's supposed to cost as much as the iPhone 4.

Review - http://phandroid.com/2011/05/02/sams...charge-review/
I think you mean its basically the SGS. It has the same SoC as the original Galaxy Just a bigger screen.
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Same specs as Atrix.
The Droid X2 is basically a Atrix, but with half the ram.
Not surprising since Motorola makes both phones.
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I agree, it may be a rumor, and Apple would be VERY stupid if they pulled something like that, but I wouldn't be surprised if they do. Keep their costs down, release a slightly faster phone across nearly all the networks and reap huge profits (because we know iPhone 3G/3GS/4 owners will upgrade to the 4S).
Most of us iPhone users are still on ATT and signed a 2 year contract with the iPhone 4. I know I will be waiting another year to upgrade to anything new.

I think part of the reason why the iPhone 4 was so huge was that people's 3G contracts were expiring right around the iPhone 4 launch.
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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.
I don't quite understand that...
Since Android has a large number of async tasks and has a very strong IPC, and the documentation forces/tells you to use multiple threads, for obvious reasons, large gains in performance will be had even without full restructuring, as far as I can tell.
Currently, on Android, most of the activities will spawn multiple threads in order to create a better experience-- when you click a button, a background thread does the computation to produce the result, and a separate thread shows the the result, and likely another thread in the background updates the content of what you choose... Two physical processors would allow hardware-level execution of concurrent threads, rather than merely software level, as far as I understand.
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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.
You have no idea what they will call the next iPhone actually, so I'm not sure why you posted a laughing smiley like you know for sure, pretty elitist attitude if you ask me.. The reason they called this iPhone the iPhone 4 is because it's actually the 4th version of iPhone. If they do in fact release a iPhone "4S", they will call the next model iPhone 6 if they follow what they have done. I'm not a fanboy, I simply buy what I like the best and which will work best for me.
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meh I don't think the camera is that bad on the dx. I just wanna know when the hell they are expecting to release gingerbread. On the leaked version now. I don't plan on wasting my money on the next version quite yet though, wanna see what I can upgrade to in my 2 year... I always screw around with my battery cover so I'm not surprised my broke either (got a car charger / extended battery from verizon to "fix it")
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This would only be worth it if you're just getting a smartphone..or coming from an older smart phone. If you already have an X (like me) then all that really matters is getting the bootloader unlocked for some true roms . Otherwise its not really an upgrade at all.
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You have no idea what they will call the next iPhone actually, so I'm not sure why you posted a laughing smiley like you know for sure, pretty elitist attitude if you ask me.. The reason they called this iPhone the iPhone 4 is because it's actually the 4th version of iPhone. If they do in fact release a iPhone "4S", they will call the next model iPhone 6 if they follow what they have done. I'm not a fanboy, I simply buy what I like the best and which will work best for me.
By "5" I was referring to what a pretty up-to-date techie would consider what the true "5" should be. The conclusion is still pretty much the same: if Apple doesn't throw in some 4G, the 5th gen iPhone will pale in comparison to the competition.
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