Motorola DROID Terminator expected to be Android Gingerbread flagship

Motorola DROID Terminator expected to be Android Gingerbread flagship
We recently reported that a timely conversation with Sanjay Jha, Motorola Mobility's CEO, allowed the guys at Android and Me to confirm the existence of a dual-core Tegra 2 equipped Motorola DROID (nicknamed the T2 or Terminator). And as we told you last month, Nvidia's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang admitted that Motorola is a big customer of his company.

Motorola is said to have issued extremely strict non-disclosure agreements related to this phone. Andy Wuebberling, product Marketing Director of mobile products at Nvidia, said, "Yes, we are working with Motorola. If you have questions, please check with Motorola, as we’re under NDA."

The device is expected to become the flagship model of the new Android Gingerbread OS build. The latest speculation is that the Motorola DROID T2 will be made available to multiple carriers, similar to how Samsung distributed the Galaxy S model. And if Verizon decides to make it the first LTE device for the carrier, Big Red could very well be last among the top 4 mobile operators to launch the unit.

If this wasn't going to be something special that could blow away all current handsets, then why the air-tight secrecy and NDA's?

Motorola DROID T2 Preliminary Specifications

source: AndroidandMe

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DROID T2
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core

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42 Comments

1. JayW unregistered

That doesn't make sense how can it be a DROID if its going to other carriers. I don't think VZW is paying Lucas Films to share the name DROID with the other carriers.

3. tomorrowisnow unregistered

Maybe Motorola is the one licensinsg the name from Lucas and VZW has some sort of sub-license or agreement for advertising purposes. It would be interesting to know for sure.

9. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

But there are HTC models under the 'Droid' name as well.

11. FormerVZWRep unregistered

It is VZW that owns the trademark, not Motorola. On the bottom of all the promotional pieces for any "Droid" it says specifically VZM is licensing from LucasArts.

15. Hippo

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 27, 2010

I'm guessing the versions not on Verizon will just have a different name. In europe their version of the droid is called the milestone.

20. Droid X Doug unregistered

If VZW is licensing from LucasArts, I suspect that LucasArts is the owner of the Droid trademark. I tend to doubt that LucasArts has given VZW an exclusive license unless VZW is paying them a bunch of cash for the license. If HTC has released Droid models for non-VZW networks, then VZW did not exclusively license the Droid trademark.

24. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

eris, and hero...among others.. so this could definatley be a reality...

31. Dongo unregistered

Here is how it works VZ pays Lucas for the licence. Then VZ puts that name on any product they want. So example HTC made the incredible VZ applys the DROID to it hence the HTC Droid incredible. Now Moto just goes along with VZ and use what ever verizon wants to call it. But the same phone on other carriers they put a name on (milestone). But there is no licence for Moto to use the DROID trademark from LucasArts.

2. tomorrowisnow unregistered

Like most shotgun weddings, the one between Motorola and VZW may already be over.

4. jayinbee unregistered

I doubt it will go to sprint, they haven't released a Sprint phone since the Razr 2 for some unknown reason.

5. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

How cares. Moto makes SHIT phones and android is a weak OS.

6. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

it's who*

10. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

hawk, you are a retard.

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

hawk probably posted that from his motorola razr.

21. Droid X Doug unregistered

hawk probably came over from the webOS world. hawk, you need to point your browser tohttp://www.precentral.net You will find a more understanding community over there.

25. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Look man these are phone news and guess what we do care about nearly any news related with phones regardless of what kind of phone is it, I'm not personally a moto fan (I like SE) but calling crap the company that first invented the features most phone hold up to these days is just wrong, has Boone told ya to respect your elders? Moto might have some issue getting along with current user's demands but they have never stopped and they face a fair line of devices that have nothing to miss from other devices (maybe an open bootloader) but sure took them less time that others to get along with the standard hardware there day, at least read some articles an check why you should be kissing motos feethttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola And Android a weak os? Can you back your words up? Cuz I begg to differ

39. CC161777 unregistered

Hawk, you said once you got your iPhone you were going to stop complaining about your BS issues with Android. Please? Go bedazzle your iPhone and play in the corner with the other children.

7. etownone

Posts: 40; Member since: Jul 25, 2010

This sucks. I thought this phone was coming to verizon for the holidays.

8. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Yea really. HOW cares. Right hawk? Android is so weak that it's gobbling up market share in huge mouthfuls. Motorola is back with gusto.facts are facts homeboy. Do a little research before you type next time.

13. XxVerbalxX unregistered

1. Android is THE best OS avaiable right now 2. Motorola usually makes great phones hardware wise. Its anything software they touch that turns to molten shit. See motoblur for an example. 3. I cant believe so many comments about it being called a "Droid". Simple answer, VZW will call it the droid terminator, everywhere else will call it an android terminator. Not that hard to figure out folks, use common sense. Way to latch onto a tiny detail and not the whole friggin point.....

14. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Yeah yeah i made a typ-O! Get over yourselves. I had a Droid X for 2 months. Its fucking shit. Android is crap and between Moto n VZ they totally fucked up the phone. Go to moto's forum. There are lots of unhappy customers. The droid line is only getting market share because they flooded the market with a hundred different phones on 4 carriers. It will be a year or more till the android market comes close to matching the app store in numbers. And dont quote that the market matches it now. Half the market is duplicate apps you know the same app but one verison for each phone and addon apps. Those dont count.

18. HAHAHAH unregistered

Then why do they cound for the iphone????? They have far more duplicate apps than the Google market.

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You're full of shit, Hawk. You're the asshole who's bitched about how much Android sucks for months, and as I recall you own an Iphone. So why would you spend such a large amount of money on a Droid X and keep it for TWO MONTHS (meaning you got rid of it last month at the earliest) and thus have to pay the termination fee or go back to an old phone? So what makes Android crap? What makes the iPhone, with its shit reception, cracking back and 20 percent failure rate any better? Or if not the iPhone, what's your OS and phone of choice, and what makes it SO MUCH FREAKING BETTER than any Android?

27. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Yeah he goes to every news saying the same crap every time can't he just learn that if he doesn't care he would be better shut. And if we talk about complaints most companies have them in lots so why he wants moto to be an exception, I guess he is just pissed that other companies but his are trying to be innovative and his only relief is to go on news bashing against any progress done by any other company but his closing his eyes and saying "this is crap" Dude we don't want you telling us what we should not care about.

34. Droid X Doug unregistered

"Or if not the iPhone, what's your OS and phone of choice, and what makes it SO MUCH FREAKING BETTER than any Android?" webOS - because no one else has it (exclusivity).

37. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Lol, had a Palm Pixi for a couple of weeks. If you gave me one with the processor and screen *or keyboard size* of a Droid 2 or X I'd call that a winner. Oh yeah, and better ringtone choices. And more apps. But yeah, the Pixi was a nice little smartphone.

40. XxVerbalxX unregistered

i really do love webOS, just wish the hardware was better. if you want more ringtones just hook it up via USB and load em into the rintone folder. easy fix

16. just be happy unregistered

SMH. You WP7 ppl have been out in full force with ur "talking points" against android today. Just be happy we all have a CHOICE with what OS suits us the best. There are pros and cons to each OS avail........ but on another note Terminator is a BADASS name for an android device. I currently have a galaxy s but I may consider this moto handset. COMPETITION IS BEAUTIFUL

17. Bankai unregistered

I hope this phone is not loaded with motoblur... And hopefully for once the display is nice being they are getting help from nvidia... Dual core processor nice! Cannot wait!

33. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I personally belief blur should be a feature the user may want to install and the is may ask at fist boot "you want but with that" or come in one of those handy dandy CDs that let's you choose "to blur or not to blur" and have that flashed.

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