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Motorola Launching 2GHz Android Phone in 2010?

We already knew that Motorola had plans to release 2-4 new Android smartphones by the end of the year, but what we didn’t know is that they are hoping to make one of those the most ridiculously powerful devices ever.  Moto CEO Sanjay Jha, snuck in the gem of all gems yesterday in his speech at the Executives Club of Chicago, by announcing a 2GHz powered Android smartphone which should be released before the end of 2010.  Wow.

Another Moto big wig also chimed in with a few more of the device’s details…

…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…

Anyone else speechless?

Via: Know Your Cell,  Conceivably Tech

  • JRDroid

    I soooo hope this is on Verizon. I'm upgrade eligible in november. I was planning on waiting for LTE devices, but this may be good enough to get me to wait till November 2011 for an LTE phone. (Yay for annual upgrades on the primary line!)

    • EC8CH

      Let's just hope it's not on AT&T. Would be a shame to see such a beast nuddered.

  • Chris Nimon


  • Drew

    Mind = blown. As if the EVO hadn't blown away the iPhone is basically every way…now we have news that within 6 months a new Android phone will literally be doubling the processor speed. With that you could be listening to music, playing a 3d game, switch out to a home screen with the most intensive widgets and live wallpaper, while downloading stuff…and doing anything else I can think of…in the blink of an eye. Wonder if it will come preinstalled with Gingerbread… drool…

  • crichton007

    How long will the battery last, an hour or will it be two?

    • the_omega_man

      Just long enough to get all the things you need to do on the phone, done in 1-2 hours with a 2 GHZ cpu/graphics system! LOL

      The biggest drain on my current Droid phone's battery is the Screen back light not the processing of the apps.

  • kulz

    Nvidia Tegra in a phone? yummy….

  • EC8CH
    • EC8CH

      You see what I did there?

      • Chris Nimon

        Speechless i see.

  • droidroks

    This is so sick! 2.0ghz processor and an nvidia graphics processor with full flash makes it more of a freakin mini laptop.

  • That is a huge jump.. we just skipped up on 1.2, and 1.3, and 1.4..etc…. straight out to 2.0Ghz.. Whats next.. micro video cards for gaming on ur droid phone…lol.. I just hope the new phones have some sort of ability to be 4G compatible with Verizon with an update of some sort..

    • Eric Sorensen

      Good point. If I wait until end the year and skip the Extreme and Droid 2, will the super-fast new phone work with Verizon's LTE upgrade planned for next year???

  • aarynk

    I'll be lining up for this one!!!

  • dominguez619

    It's nuclear powered.

  • picaso86

    Motorola: Gee, Android, what do you want to do tonight?
    Android: The same thing we do every night, Moto- try to take over the world!

    Singers: They're Moto Moto and the Droid Droid Droid Droid Brain!


  • I know what I'm holding out for now.

  • Xxrell1kxx

    hope it comes out for Verizon

  • Cyberdemon

    what does the gyroscope do in the iphone? just curious, what the need for one is?

    • Cyberdemon

      a device that measures orientation, rather than just velocity. Gyroscopes are commonly used in aircraft to measure pitch, roll and yaw

  • JTHawk

    May have to hold off until it's rooted so I can underclock it.

    • sherylroycer


  • Danny Downer Statement Ahead:

    Hope the battery holds up…

  • rdunseith

    Fap, fap, fap! Go Moto!

  • Cyberdemon

    …..just gotta say……. WOW!!!!!!!

  • Skipster

    DAAAAAMMMMMNNNNNN !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mkregs

    Geesh. ..so do you have to carry around a bag with a car battery in it to keep that bad boy powered up?

    • Im buying a radio-flyer wagon to pull my generator…. :-p

    • the_omega_man

      Motorola has found a way to harness the power of the sun in their newer smart phones….you can even feel some of that solar heat on the Droid now! And for the sake of efficiency, they use that captured sun energy to provide the LCD back-lighting! Smart Motorola….just make sure that your Magnetic containment field does not get disrupted. It could get ugly! 😛

  • suddenly, my htc incredible feels inadequate…i wonder if next year's android models will come with 3d

  • picaso86

    Motorola: Gee, Android, what do you want to do tonight?
    Android: The same thing we do every night, Moto- try to take over the world!

    Singers: They're Moto Moto and the Droid Droid Droid Droid Brain!


  • EggoEspada

    How exciting would it be if it was the Droid II that had a 2Ghz processor.
    Also, would this processor be TI's OMAP? I prefer those processors more.. 🙂

  • rals

    Oh hell yeah….I would do that in a heart beat. If they can promise a better touch screen than the current droid, I will be all over it like fat kid in a candy store.

  • Skinnhc

    Droid PRO here I come 🙂

  • Egonzalez593

    How exciting would it be if it was the Droid II that had a 2Ghz processor.
    Also, would this processor be TI's OMAP? I prefer those processors more.. 🙂

  • acarback

    talk about mobile computing. damn.

  • dylan84

    2GHz would be great…but I'd be worried about the battery life.

    • and the burn scars on my leg

      • nkhex19

        Ha ha +1

  • John

    what is an “eye phone?”

  • ajavgeek

    Awesome, I guess my next phone is calling me now, 🙂

  • Mrpicolas

    Me likey me want wife will kill me oh well 🙂

    • darkseider

      Just get it. It is easier to ask for forgiveness than it is for permission.

      • Mrpicolas

        Oh I know that's what I ment by that lol… I have phone issues

    • scribbles

      and so far uhhh, same here. I have moto droid htc incredible and the Evo from sprint and so far one wife (until she learns about my obsession). Well better than being hooked on crack right 😉

      • Mrpicolas

        Don't know might be cheaper lol…

      • andrew401

        why would you waste your money on the Evo? I would rather buy 2 droids or 2 Dincs then be on Sprints SHITTY service. Now if that phone was on Verizon then it would be totally different

  • OldNuc

    Does 2GHz = DROID-2?

  • brandonmee

    This would be super sweet, but the phone is going to have to be quite heavy to have a battery to support it unless they have plans on using newer battery technology sending the cost through the roof. I will have to admit though droid-life is like coffee for me. I check it as soon as I get up, and while I am on the go and any other free time. I kind of feel like a droid-life stalker since I also follow on twitter, and recommend the site to every new droid owner I run across.

  • droiiidt

    Who wants to bet this will be the REAL droid2? =) Getting it!

  • Eric

    One question, What's the battery life going to be like? I already have to charge my Droid every night to ensure it's alive the whole day. I honestly would not mind a slightly bigger and heavier phone if it meant a couple days of battery life.

  • CoDash

    Hey Kellex, can we get a 'Go Froyo' page set up. Just how you did with 'how to root your motorola droid'. Where on this page you have everything! every step, video tutorials, extras to d/l, etc. This would be much appreciated. I have not made that leap off the fence. Need a push, and your one-stop-shop for how to root helped me start this. Now we need an all-in-one froyo d/l page.

    • CoDash

      I would like to be running 2.2 by this weekend! thanks again!

    • scrizzo

      Once rooted, easiest way to do it would be to go and download rom manager. There they have the latest froyo rom and the basebands. The kernals are available as well i believe but if not then just google: P3droid reline kernals and download them from there. Installation is really easy, even if your not familiar with the process…

      • Thegoldendroid

        Hey I just got onto 2.2 last (damn its fast and im only overclocked at 880) but in Rom manager everything is grey.. do i need to uninstall it and reinstall it or something? It has that stock look (which I hate since Im coming from Bugless beast) I miss my black bar!

  • brando56894

    Im going to estimate the battery life of it is one hour lol

  • Ghostrigger

    Thanks for your wonderful help Kellex.

  • mandroid2010

    The almighty battery killer : ) will be sweet if it pans out.

  • I REAAAAAAAAAAAAAALY hope this has a keyboard… I hate the smartphone trend that no physical keyboard is “in”. Nobody admits it but having a qwerty keyboard makes a huge difference. Milestone/droid ftw…

    • lucy

      I dont.. I like not having a physical keyboard. IMO, it feels awkward to actually press the physical keys now.

      • at least give us a choice… release 2 models… 🙁

        • lucy

          That would definitely be cool. At least we have a lot of different devices to choose from.

      • StandAlone

        Lucy has said it perfectly. I actually just sent Moto an e-mail saying just this. But its obvs gonna be ignored lol.

      • Don Sean

        …But unless you’re the Guinness world record holder for swype-texing “the quick brown fox jumps…”, I just don’t see how swype is as effective. Plus with a Qwerty, you don’t even have to look at the screen!
        Physical keyboards are much more natural….EASIER, at least…. than swype, i would think.

    • brando56894

      I have the moto droid and I bought it because it has a physical keyboard, but just like everyone else I barely ever use it, mostly for terminal input and console emulators.

      • typing an sms message without the physical keyboard is a nightmare… and i have tiny fingers btw… tried many onscreen keyboards… nothing compares to the real thing… (plus playing games is AWSOME with the game gripper http://sites.google.com/site/gamegripper/)… I hope this fad wares out soon because i am getting frustrated with all this iphone wannabe trends. But i guess if done correctly it could be useful.. Typing on an iphone is nothing like typing on the milestone… I hate to admin it but they nailed the keyboard…

        • brando56894

          I beg to differ, I love using the virtual keyboard for typing up text messages. I find that I can type so much faster since I dont have to press tiny little buttons, all I have to do is tap the locations, also the autocorrect function for when youre using the virtual keyboard is awesome. In regards to the game gripper thats what I meant, I love the thing and carry it with me in my bag everyday, I think that would be the only reason why I would get another phone with a physical keyboard.

          • well i'm geek so no auto-complete for us. Even though there are keyboards with Greek auto-complete and spelling fixes, the problem lies with the fact that almost all Greeks use Latin characters to type Greek words in their phones for 2 reasons. it's faster and using Greek characters cuts the SMS length in half (Unicode like encoding versus 8 bit Latin characters 😛 )… So mistakes are very common…

        • Are you that guy in the burger king commercials? “I've got these tiny hands.”

          • Wait a minute… U mean my droid has a physical keyboard!!! OMG this phone just gets better and better everyday.. :)..

          • Don Sean


        • AXPWeezy

          SWYPE typing is so easy now days, go try it out, its a lot of fun too. no need to worry about typing! its faster and easier than any push keyboard. no need to worry there

      • I use the physical keyboard all the time. Since November, I've probably used the onscreen keyboard fewer than five times.

      • Jim Davis

        “but just like everyone else”? Speak for yourself. I use the HW keyboard all the time. It's especially good for e-mail.

      • nobody i know that has a droid uses the physical keyboard. (which apparently everyone i know either has a droid or iphone, Some change from iphone to droid) i also bought it because of the qwerty but i dont even use it. it's flat, it's uncomfortable, and it keeps sliding open in my pocket when i move strenuously.i barely open it and the sliding mechanism is…not stiff anymore.personally swype will destroy the keyboard. i can type just as fast as on my computer with swype…

    • Same here I hope it has a keyboard or else not worth buying but I actually use the keyboad I don't mind it

  • Stubbondetailst


  • if they manage to do that by the end of 2010 I would be impressed but if it is not running with the some ablity to use 4g when 4g is ready I think I will pass on it

  • Caz

    that's just naughty…. now can i haz all that in a nice tablet form too?

  • Napes

    Does he come with the phone?


    • kellex

      He is dreamy isn't he. 😛

  • Tats crazy hot ill settle for a DROID with keyboard 1ghz if possible. But this phone gonna be a beast!

  • jxcgunrunna

    Day one buy.

  • G-zus


  • robplatt

    I am 🙂

    Thankfully running 2.2 now. 19 in linpack baby!

  • kellex

    First! hah!

    • Baked14

      Fail… Haha where's tim?

      • Tim is drinking some bomb iced tea at work and eating sun flower seeds while watching AVGN on youtube…
        Pretty much loving my life right now 😛

    • Kellex.. man u sellin the best crack in the biz.. We need that DL fix by the second… lol… Great job man..

    • Michael_NM

      If we're warriors, you're the General!

    • redbar0n11

      Bahahaha, this is epic. The “hah!” just makes it. I can just picture it… “I'll show them! — *post* — *quickly scurries to the comment box*… “What the…”

      Oh btw, to everyone with Froyo using Advanced Task Killer, and it wont kill itself… I talked to the Dev and he said it's fixed now, he will be updating the market in a few weeks, but offered me the apk early to test it out. I'll ask him if he'd like more testing by spreading the DL love.

  • Michael_NM

    Speechless? Yes! Excited? Yes!

    • MotoMods