Jul 19 AT 10:33 AM Taylor Wimberly 22 Comments

Droid 2 leaks begin to intensify

Motorola’s Android lineup has a history of heavy leaks and the Droid 2 is no exception. We already went hands-on with the device and pegged it for an August 23rd release and now new leaks from Droid-Life and Engadget confirm earlier details.

On the outside, the Droid 2 looks almost exactly like the original Droid. The top bevel has been updated to a metal silver finish and the touch buttons have been rearranged, but other than those minor details the two models are near identical twins.

The real upgrades to the Droid 2 are found on the inside, where Motorola is using the same 1 GHz processor found in the Droid X. Other enhancements include 512 MB RAM (2x the original Droid) and 8 GB of internal storage.

The Droid 2 also features the same name-less Motoblur UI that is found on the Droid X. Users are no longer required to sign in to a Motoblur account, but all the social networking options of the first Blur have been ported over.

We know the hardware has been finalized and the current rumor is Verizon moved the launch date to August so the Droid 2 could launch with Android 2.2. It still sounds feasible, but current test units of the Droid 2 are still running Android 2.1. Motorola doesn’t exactly have the best track record when it comes to meeting deadlines on software updates, so there is always the chance the launch date could be moved again or the device will launch with Android 2.1.

Expect the Droid 2 to be $199 with a new 2-year contract, just like the Droid X.

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