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Will the Motorola DROID Bionic have an OMAP processor under the hood rather than Tegra 2?

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Will the Motorola DROID Bionic have an OMAP processor under the hood rather than Tegra 2?
Recently we told you about about some specs for the Motorola DROID 3 gleaned from the NenaMark benchmark web site. On Saturday, the same site had some specs for the Motorola DROID Bionic. Regardless if this model is the Motorola Targa instead of the Etna, the DROID Bionic will have the PowerVR SGX 540 GPU on board, similar to the DROID 3. And that GPU seems to come only with a Texas Instruments OMAP 4 processor. If you are keeping a scorecard, you can scratch out the Tegra 2 and replace it with a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4.

Also, according to the NenaMark site, the Motorola DROID Bionic will ship with Android 2.3.3 installed, which is an improvement from Froyo, but also means no Google Talk out of the box. While all reports say the device will come with a 4.3 inch screen, according to the benchmark site, the resolution will be qHD.

If there is one troubling aspect to NenaMark's benchmarking of the DROID Bionic, it is that it scored 24 on a benchmark test compared to a 45.70 score for the Motorola DROID 3. But it is still very early days for the former. Motorola has not officially confirmed that the DROID Bionic will be the Targa and there still is a lot of tweaking and fine tuning to do before the phone even gets introduced.

source: NenaMark via AndroidandMe

The NenaMark benchmark site suggests that the Motorola DROID Bionic will come with a TI OMAP4 1GHz dual-core processor under the hood

The NenaMark benchmark site suggests that the Motorola DROID Bionic will come with a TI OMAP4 1GHz dual-core processor under the hood


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posted on 29 May 2011, 06:09 1

1. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Tegra is a good processor but i hope it has the omap. Those are supposed to be one of the best duel core processors with arm architecture. forgot howmany there. Snapdragon is a good one to but actually sobody if they will can list all the different arm cpu's. or a link to a comparison site of all that would be the bees nees.

posted on 29 May 2011, 06:57 2

2. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


This backs up my theory of the terga not being optimized for lte and causing issues

posted on 29 May 2011, 19:08

12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


yeah, i have the same theory.

posted on 29 May 2011, 21:09 1

15. BlackSirius16 (Posts: 84; Member since: 21 May 2010)


It's not your theory If everyone is saying the same thing

posted on 29 May 2011, 22:48

16. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


what i mean is i had the idea that the Tegra II isn't working with the LTE radios because i put the pieces together myself. if everybody else put it together good for them. haven't you seen me talking about it in other articles?

posted on 30 May 2011, 13:27 1

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


there are no official statements saying the terga is not optimized for LTE now if you follow news you will be capable of seeing a patten Terga = no LTE and LTE = no Terga yeah everyone says the same thing but its still a theory... so if I come with this conclusion by myself then its my theory because i believe it could be a reason, if others have come to their same conclusion then it just means we have the same theory and it's ours but I cant speak for all the internet or all the ones that believe this because we may differ in the causes for this and other things.... so i speak for myself

posted on 29 May 2011, 08:56

4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2973; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I hope to see this processor on the DROID 3 then we will be able to see what's in store for us.

posted on 29 May 2011, 11:17 1

7. Tottenham (Posts: 86; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)


One thing is for certain, the Bionic had better be one bad mamma jamma when it finally hits the market. With all of the leaks, hype, and delays associated with this phone, if it's not the end-all be-all device it's being touted as, it's going to be seen as an enormous failure. Had the Bionic been released a month or two ago, it might have set the paradigm for what a smartphone should be. But the longer it waits to launch, the more likely it will just wind up as an also-ran, lost in the pack of dual core, high resolution devices.

posted on 29 May 2011, 13:36

8. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


i cant believe the hype over this phone. its crazy. if it lives up to everything, then it will be the cream de le cream of all phones. So far, the LG revolution is all that for me, only flaw i can find with it is the little cover that goes over the charging port when its not in use. its a terrible quick short cut they took there, but besides that.. its awesome. puts the charge to a sad shame.

On the other side of the coin, I keep hearing that this phone (the bionic) is cancelled, discontinued or whatever. Or renamed something else. I dont know. It keeps phone fanatics like myself (and I think most of you folks also) on the edge of ones seat. I just wish we could hear something more official.

In the mean time, those that are not wanting 4G LTE and are motorola fans, the droid x 2 seems to have some real promise from what I have heard.

posted on 29 May 2011, 14:13 1

11. skymitch89 (Posts: 1060; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Probably, that could be why they are delaying it until later in the summer.

posted on 29 May 2011, 20:18

14. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


TI really does make some good micro processors. the OMAP3630 in the Droid X and 2 were the better 1GHZ processors from the crop of last year's high-end phones. the only thing i'm torn between is the better benchmarks from the OMAP4 or Official Playstation support coming to phones with the Tegra II processor.

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