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DROID3 OMAP4430 Dual-core Processor Confirmed Through XT860 4G Fact Sheet and MotoDev Site

On the day that the DROID3 has been made available in stores, Motorola decided to also announce a version of the device for Canada, known as the XT860 4G.  We’ll try to ignore the fact that this Canadian phone is technically “4G” (HSPA+) when the D3 is simply 3G and will instead focus on the processor confirmation we just received.  It’s indeed an OMAP4430 dual-core processor even though Moto seems to want to hide that fact here in the states.  You may remember that the D3’s fact sheet simply said “Dual-core 1GHz processor” without going into specifics.  The XT860 on the other hand gets very specific:

Update:  It has also been confirmed along with the 512MB of RAM through Motorola’s Dev site here. (Cheers nick!)

Not that this should surprise anyone since we’ve been reporting on it being an OMAP4 for a couple of months now, but we always like to get confirmations on these things.  We’ll be putting our DROID3 and it’s new dual-core through a series of benchmark tests this week and will report back with our findings.

Until then, be sure to check out our hands-on time with it.

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  • Stray1

    Right now I’m more astounded about the ridiculous amount of CRAPWARE they loaded on this phone. 30 Apps no one uses, that you cant remove.


    D3 FTW

  • Ortizchief

    I think will be the same as droid 2 so slow I preffer HTC phones those work faster

    • Anonymous

      you are so wrong. This is dual core so it isnt even in the same league as the droid 2. This is much faster. Maybe you are either clueless or just a fanboy but do a little research first.

      • James_Ever

        I have to agree, this makes both my DROID2 and droid2global look like my Razr from 2006, it that fast. Completely blown away by the speed and the OS being the latest gingerbread 2.3.4 it makes it even better.

  • Anonymous

    512MB of RAM

    Really, is there any final word weather this is sufficient. I love my D1 but it has only one real fault IMHO and that is lack of RAM, sure this is more but is it enough?

    Hopefully the redesign of the Bionic includes more than 512MB…

    • Anonymous

      bionic= 1 gb ram

  • obliviousdonut

    wait…lemme get this straight. if i bought this phone online and had it shipped to the US from canada, then i would be able to use our 4g service?

    • No. The 4G of the Canadian Version is not LTE. It’s HSPA+, what carriers like AT&T are calling 4g

  • Max

    the og droid still the best

  • Anonymous

    It matters not as long as the bootloader is locked.

    I’ll probably ignore every future Doird3 news post until the day I see “XDA Gets Past Droid3 Bootloader.”


  • David Marzluf

    who cares this phone will be garbage when the bionic comes out.
    If it comes out

  • Sucks for verizon 3g people, doubt they will be getting 10 mbps down 3.5 mbps up.

    Canada is starting to suck a lot less.  SGS2 here this week too.

  • Anonymous

    Run an Antutu bench mark three times before arriving at final and fastest score. Same with Quadrant. PLEASE

  • Why would Moto want to hide the Texas Instruments processor?  TI is a great company an I know I’ve def put my OMAP3 in the OG Droid through “lively times” and the little SOB still cranks right up for me.  I’ll miss the little guy.  Giving it to my mom, so it’ll have a good home!

  • tjhrulz

    Still nothing compared to the OG droid. 

    • Spikepark

      urprising!  4G after being launched only a few days after the DROID 3 (3G) on Verizon.  This would have been my next phone if it came out on 4G in the U.S.Motorola- what’s the deal with shortchanging Americans, all new superphones should be 4G!

  • Jacob

    Would this work in the US?

  • Anonymous

    the all might and all powerful Droid Canadians get to have all the fun

  • Most normal people could care less about what the processor is. All they see is “dual core processor” and get excited.

    • Jake Bailey

      We’re not normal, are we now?

      • Nope not at all. We’re the spec whores that want the latest and greatest of everything.

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  • Jake Bailey

    Can’t wait for the benchmarks!

    • Anonymous