Motorola confirms 2GHz phone for later this year
1. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)
well great now I want to wait to get this instead of getting my Droid X. DAMN IT
8. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)
Yeah I'm going to wait till the end of the year to switch my moto Droid, Verizon always saves the best for last
16. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Motorola is screwing themselves over. Why announce a phone 6 months before they plan on releasing it? I've never seen that done before. Is the iPhone 4 so much of a threat that they have to do this? If they hope to deter sales away from iPhone they have to give us more than a 2Ghz processor. But are you guys sure its even going to Verizon? What if you wait 6 months just to find out its for T-mobile or something? While Motorola is pretty stupid for their announcement, i don't think Verizon is ready to mess up their Droid X sales. Maybe its just me, but waiting 6 months for a phone you don't know much about seems a little crazy.
20. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
The iPhone was mentioned and rumored way before it came out. Apple didn't officially announce it but the word was out there. It's safe to say that Verizon will get dibbs on these new devices. Verizon has strong ties with Google/Android. Even if Tmobile gets some new Android devices, Verizon is still going to come out on top with the selections and network.
25. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)
I don't mind waiting 6 more months to see what's in stored for big red and its customers I'm happy with my Motorola Droid anyways
26. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
The iPhone was rumored yes, but this isn't a rumor. The was straight from the CEO. And people always make rumors about the iPhone even without any factual basis. I didn't know any real facts until the prototype was found by Gizmodo. This announcement as you can see already will hurt Droid X sales, especially if the media capitalizes on this.
29. anarkie (Posts: 48; Member since: 28 Jan 2009)
I'm up in December. This is going to have awesome possibilities for me. I can keep content with my rooted Eris until then.
2. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Man...will it ever stop? And then once Motorola releases that phone then Samsung will release a phone with a 23" screen...doublesupertriple AMOLED++ that you dont have to do anythin but stand near it and it will read your mind....of course this device will absolutely be released the end of 2010. This is becomin annoyin
9. JVII (Posts: 16; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
So you're complaining about the evolution of technology? Why are you even here if you don't want to hear about it?
12. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, im glad the majority dont think like him. how would we have ever evolved past the wheel?! 1 wheel.. 2 wheels.. now 4 wheels?!! when is enough?!? 18 wheels!?!
19. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)
Well...first of all, i'm here b/c i can be. Cleary you and your cheerleader remixfa missed the sarcasm. 1Ghz processors have just recently hit the market (stateside anyway) but there is already talks of a 2Ghz processor hittin the market before the year is out (if that happens). Moto Droid came out in November 09 and already Droid 2 is set to release in August. Now I'm all for technological advancement but this seems to be a little overkill. Point is, manufacturers seem to be more concerned about releasing a new device every 4 months that's going to be crowned number one phone with its share of bugs rather than takin a little more time to develop a solid product.
21. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
First of all, we're a developed country so we'll have lots of techology coming out real fast. Second, its called commercialism. Android has the iPhone to compete with (not that they have anything to worry about) so they have to try and raise the bar. Apple is slow when it comes to releasing phones but Android has the advantage of device competition. Even though Android competes with Apple, the manufacturers for Android devices are competing against each other. (ie Motorola vs HTC) Because competition is healthy for the consumer we should be happy to see them throwing new devices in the market. In a couple of years we'll see Android run faster and more advanced than your home PC. Lets welcome innovation!
3. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
well android does support intel's atom cpu maybe we will see a atom powered cell phone CRAZY
4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Seriously? The droid x haven't even been announced and in less than 6 months it will already be outdated and pushed aside.
5. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Guys relax. To date no application on any mobile device has any SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS attached to it, save for the appstore apps, and even they do so very losely (iPhone )S 3.X is also on the 3G, and the 3GS for example. The mobile phone WILL NOT become your PC where you need X CPU and Y Graphics card for that latest Crysis game or whatever. No-one will want to play games that are that complex on a mobile device, since all the fine high-res details would get lost anyway on that small 3 - 4.5" screen. The cellphone is for casual gaming only. Sure, there are a lot of 3D games today on them, but even those are simplistic compared to their PC counterparts. So as long as your 1GHZ HTC desire\N1\Evo\Incredible\Samsung S runs all these 15265216 widgets at once on its multiple home-screens, and can launch any app in 0.00000151 seconds, you have nothing to worry about. Sure, 2GHZ is nice, but its not a reason to drop everything and come running and screaming to but that phone right away.
6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I understand and agree with what you're saying. See I'm not worried about gaming games on my phone. My point is, a friend of mine got all excited about just buying a motorola droid. I laughed and said that droid 2 will be out in a month or two. And he was like "didn't this phone just come out??" And in a way, yea it did. This phone is about 7 months old and its already completely out of date as far as I am concern. The droid x hasn't even been officially announced and its suppose to be the new flag ship phone for verizon. Which will obviously compete with the evo and iphone. But in less than 6 months now motorola is already talking about a 2 ghz superphone? Knowing that now, why would you buy the droid x? I mean of course if you are just coming from a razr phone maybe, ha!
7. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Yes and contrary to what it might seem - it will cause a lot of people to switch to iPhones. Why? Simple. When a phone comes out which becomes completely obsolete in 6 months or so - why would you want to invest in such a platform in the first place? iPhones come once a year - and at pre-determined times (June - July). In addition, the iPhone has 4X more apps and much much more games to it. So yeah - progress is good, and in the long run the industry benefits from rapid progress in technology, but consumers cannot afford to spend $$$$ every several months on another "Android flagship". So what does one do? Switch to another brand which is more stable when it comes to new products. Instead of gazillion Android superphones, we have one (1) iPhone model, which not only keeps the previous one relevant for another year, but also comes only once a year. More MHz don't mean much if there are still some technical problems here and there. For example - the N1 with it's 3G, and multi-touch issues *and several others), or the Incredible with it's speculated crashes and signal problems.
10. JDTheMatrix (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 May 2010)
The Incredible's "speculated" issues are exactly that. Sure when I first saw the signal bars strength I was worried, but I carry a blackberry 8550 for work and opened up both signal strength meters (in -db) and they were almost identical all the time say for a -2 variance. The signal strength is fine on the incredible. As for the N1, having Froyo is awesome, and I am super jealous, but the issues are sad. To the issue at hand I love to stay bleeding edge, but that does come at a cost (that not everyone wants to take on). You can mitigate the cost by selling your current "next-gen" phone on ebay/craigslist and putting that $ towards your out of contract purchase of a new phone. It all comes down to preference...I game on a PC for close to the same reasons, I can upgrade my CPU, GPU, or Memory whenever I want to stay current and game at high quality...I would not want to lock myself into a pre-release of Consoles (although I do have one) so I keep the PC around. If you want to lock yourself into a companies release cycle for a count of apps, then be my guest, but I for one will stick with superior cell phone coverage, fast advancement in hardware, and an open platform. *No Fanboy here, just hate proprietary crap* (i.e. how much is an apple charger)
13. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
because until 2ghz phones become more standard, there wont be many apps written to take advantage of the horsepower. The reality is a 1ghz snapdragon sucks down oodles of power.. what do you think a 2ghz will do? This thing better come with a backpack for a battery...lol Also, i have a feeling that if they are gonna make a phone that powerful, its probably gonna be closer to a Mid like the Dell 5 streak, then a regular phone and try to push the slate boundaries. Make it more "work" friendly or something.
14. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
on the contrary ilia. having a platform that allows constant innovation in apps AND tech will always keep it ahead of apple and its "yearly cycles". Apple will always be playing catch up from this point forward for that very reason that u think people will like apple more. Who cares if a new phone comes out in 6 months. The majority of consumers dont. Only us tech geeks get all worked up over every little phone. If someone buys an evo or an incredible or a nexus, they arent likely to try to trade it in any time soon.. no matter what problems u think it has. And Apple isnt problem free either.
18. steventucker9 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jun 2010)
that's just americans. in asia they get new phones on an average of 8 months, and in europe 12 months, and in the united states 18 months. maybe we should just try to keep up.
11. DroidISyIstayed (Posts: 2; Member since: 12 Jun 2010)
My eyes have been glued to this website since November 09 and I have read lots of comments and to me (ilia1986) made the best point so far... why are they making SO many Android phones? Apple has been successful by selling 1 Iphone a year and each model keeps getting better and better. Im definitely enjoying my M DROID android is amazing!!! and when i heard that DROID 2 is coming out soon (i was like are you kidding!!!) on top of that by reading these articles it seems like DROID 2 will have the same Specs as the first one :-(....Im going to keep my original DROID until the end of the year seems like thats when all the GOOD stuff will be coming out anyways
15. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Well, after so many comments I'm going to reply in my own here. First of all - JDtheMatrix -are you seriously suggesting that the mobile cellphone is going to be a platform for hrdcore gaming? I really don't think so. As awesome as capacitive touch-screens are, they are still not that optimized for games. When I hold a controller in my hand, or a keyboard for that purpose - I feel the buttons, and I know which button my finger is hovering on at any given moment. On the phone, however, not only is there no place for only half-a-dozen buttons, but from what I saw - you holding your fingers over them actually prevents you to see part of the actions going on. The only thing that might remedy the situation is a PSP-like device (which was tried, and horribly failed at - see Nokia NGAGE). Now when this comes to apps taking advatage of the CPU - as I said - no app has any specific system requirements whatsoever right now, which means basically that the system requirements for an Android app are 528 MHZ processor, and 192 MB of RAM (the lowliest I know an android phone to have), and the sys requirements for an iphone app is 400 MHZ processor and 128 MB of ram (iphone 2g\3g). This is almost half of the standard today (1GHZ, 256\512 RAM). And heck, we don't even have detailed graphic specs on every phone. Mind you this is regarding running any specific app. When it comes to multi-tasking and running widgets on screen - I find that today's phones are already very very capable of doing that in a breeze. remixfa: A lot of people are saying that apple is now playing catch-up. I ask - catch-up top what? They still got 4X more apps than android, and those apps are all relatively graphically intensive, compared to some I've seen on Android devices. Certainly, they (apple) got the most games, which are a category of performance requiring apps all by itself. So what do Android phones have that Apple don't (aside from the core differences between the two, like flash, openness, customization, and philosophy regarding user experience)? A slightly better camera? A bit more MHZ just to pimp things up? As mentioned earlier that 2nd spec doesn't really matter. As for the first - A cell phone camera will almost never compare to a regular digital one, not matter how many megapixels you pump into it. As for the one on the iPhone 4 - I find it's good enough. Yes, there are some which are better, but few people view images outside of the 640X500 or something like that, imposed by Facebook. Droid - thankyou for your support. Good to know someone understands my way of thinking. I myself am probably getting a milestone in a couple of months. I find it's performance totally acceptable, esp when 2.2 comes around, and if i can OC it sometime. I would also like to point out a certain phone by Samsung called Galaxy 7500. You know - the original Galaxy. That phone is stll stuck on 1.5. And it has been released more than a year ago afaik. And Samsung is already pumping out Galaxy S and some other variants. So I think that its easy to reach a certain conclusion here.
17. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)
i'd be happy with 1.5ghz and 1gb of dedicated ram with at least 128-256 dedicated for graphics...
22. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
Coming next year: New Android phone with Quad-core 5Ghz processor, 20GB ram, HD 1080p 3D holographic screen (20million colors), 10MP HDcamera with boom mic, HD video calling, 5GB ATI graphics processor, 1TB internal memory, 4G LTE data, artificial intelligence chip that interacts with users like an actual android, built in laser blaster for self-defense, engage in full conversation with user in C-3PO voice. *hehe this was a joke ...but seriously, this would be awesome!
23. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I think that the next stage in evolution would be a modular phone. A simple very small component with a small screen and a numeric keyboard - if you are going away, and just want to make calls\send SMS. It will store the SIM card. A larger component with a 3.5" capacitive multi-touch screen with a 3.5 MM jack, a 8 MP camera with a SD card slot - would be your regular do-all phone. An even larger component with about 10" screen, a 12 MP camera, a 3.5MM jack and a SD card slot would be your do-all tablet. And the first component could go to either the second one, or the third one, or on it's own. Depending on your needs. Going to a party, and dont wanna risk your big expensive phone? bring just the first basic module to make calls\SMS. Going for a big trip? Bring the third one for on-the-road entertainment. For everything else in-between - bring the second one.
27. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
This is very possible. But with today's SIM technology I'm sure some people already do this. They can keep a drawer full of phones for their needs. I was going to do this when I was on AT&T but I terminated before I could get a few devices. Verizon's network and coverage won me back. I wish CDMA had SIM technology. It would be nice to have 2 or 3 devices for everyday needs. Going away on a trip, take the cheap phone. Going downtown to shop and hang with friends, take the high-tech flashy device. Some won't admit to this because they would feel like a metrosexual, but most people "wear" their phone. They're part of a fashon statement. Have different phones like having different shirts.
28. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
If that's where we are going in technology, then I'm going to hate it. I would like to have one device and call it a day.
30. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Unless you develop a foldable screen - you can't.
24. bradley975 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jun 2010)
The best news of all is that you should be able to cook your breakfast on it and the battery should last over ten minutes.
31. Nouf (unregistered)
Im angry. I wish motorola could launch one good phone a year. I was gonna get the droid x hands down after convincing my self it would be better than getting the playstation phone that is coming out. I read that this new great phone is coming out that is better than the droid x, i only have to wait. Ive decided that im getting my first phone soon so i just going to get the droid x. I will just get a new phone next year at the start of the new school year as a upgrade. They will have better phones out by then. I am confident a droid X wont dissapoint me. I am not going to wait.