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In many ways, the smartphone platform has evolved following the same kinds of steps we saw in the early days of the PC - lots of different software and hardware platforms, rapidly changing lead players, faster and faster platform update cadence, the slow emergence of obvious majority leaders. Anand and I have talked extensively about just how striking the similarities are between the PC evolution and the current mobile one, but one of the striking differences is just how much faster that evolution is happening in the mobile space. The reason is simple - nearly all the hard lessons have already been learned in the previous PC evolution, it's just a matter of porting that knowledge to mobile under a different set of constraints.

2011 is going to be a year dominated by multi-core smartphone launches, but there always has to be a first. So just like that, we have our first example of said category of smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X, with Nvidia's dual-core 1 GHz Tegra 2 AP20H at its heart. The Optimus 2X (simply the 2X henceforth) hasn't changed much since we saw it at CES - the hardware is aesthetically the same, and software at first glance is the same as well. We weren't able to publish benchmarks at that time purely because LG hadn't finalized the software build on that test hardware, but we definitely can do so now.
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want.
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battery life was better than expected. Performance was chart topping most of the time as well.
Not bad.
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Been waiting months for this beast to release.

Tech sites have rumor that it will release in March.

Anyone know of a confirmed US release date?

What are the odds that US Cellular will carry it?
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motorola atrix might beat this before it is even released. good first impression of dual core though
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Originally Posted by wizrd54 View Post
motorola atrix might beat this before it is even released. good first impression of dual core though
Sure, it might beat it with the docking features, but check out the pricing for the laptop, accessories, and plan.
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ips-lcd screen is a definite win. still it's the best of the 2011 cellphones.........at the beginning of 2011. lol

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On the other, you've got some serious experience-killing instability issues (which need to be fixed by launch), a relatively mundane baseband launching at a time when we're on the cusp of 4G, and perhaps most notably a host of even better-specced Tegra 2 based smartphones with more RAM, better screens, and 4G slated to arrive very soon.
exactly what i'm talking about
Edited by soilentblue - 2/7/11 at 2:58pm
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ew, android

hehehe flames coming
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