On Wednesday, ConceivablyTech ran a story that Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola's Mobile Devices Division, will release an Android handset sporting a 2GHz processor by the end of the year. In related Motorola news, we finally have some good pictures of the sucessor to the popular Motorola Droid, the Droid 2 thanks to Droid Life.
AndroidandMe wrote about the reputability of the report, noting that:
Many reputable news outlets like Reuters reported on Jha’s presentation at the Executives Club in Chicago, but none of them mentioned the 2 GHz remarks. So either these comments were made after the presentation in private or no one else thought a 2 GHz smartphone was important enough to report.
The ConceivablyTech article had this to say about what kind of hardware will be in the phone:
this new phone is intended to incorporate everything that is technologically possible in a smartphone today. It will be based on Android, and include, like the iPhone 4, a gyroscope and add an Nvidia Tegra-based graphics processor with full Flash 10.1 hardware acceleration. It appears that the 2 GHz chip will be an evolutionary step above the current 1 GHz Snapdragon chip. Especially Apple’s display seems to have sparked interest, even if the Motorola source noted that the upcoming Android phone will support 720p output, “HD screen resolution” and integrate a camera with “more than 5 megapixel” resolution.
"It almost sounds too good to be true" says AndroidandMe. Engadget writes that "We wouldn't invest all of our trust in the conveniently anonymous exec's promised specs, but that 2GHz number comes straight from the top -- let the countdown begin. "
In other Motorola Android handset news, Droid Life got their hands on some pictures and a video showing the Droid 2.
Droid Life noted this about the apparent changes to the phone's design:
it looks almost identical to the Droid 1. The keyboard is really the only thing to have undergone a complete overhaul and now lacks that giant gold D-pad (which no one used) and includes some puffier looking keys. There are also some minor tweaks to the lip which is covered, giving off a slightly smoother appearance. The battery cover no longer has that fingernail insert. And that’s basically it for the outside.
Here are some rumored specs for the device from Droid Life's article:
-Android 2.1 (unless Verizon pumps out a last minute 2.2 update to it)
-750MHz OMAP processor
-8GB SD card preinstalled
-New version of Motoblur
-No HDMI port
-No front facing camera
Check out this video on YouTube showing the boot animation.
Image from DroidLife