Sep 22 AT 2:37 PM Taylor Wimberly 17 Comments

Motorola Droid 2 world edition will see 1.2 GHz speed bump

We already knew Verizon would be releasing the Droid 2 world edition with support for CDMA and GSM networks, but some leaked benchmarks reveal a bump in specs including a 1.2 GHz processor.

Our friends over at Droid-Life have scored some Quadrant scores for the Droid 2 world edition that show the CPU has a max frequency of 1200 MHz. The original Droid 2 featured a Texas Instruments OMAP3620 processor clocked at 1 GHz, so it appears Motorola was able to squeeze a little more speed out of it.

The OMAP3620 was one of TI’s first CPUs built with the smaller 45nm process, which reduces the power consumption and heat generated. We know that the older OMAP3 processors have been good overclockers in the past (some people had the first Droid running at 1.2 GHz) and the new generation of chips continues that tradition.

TI will not be able to deliver their dual-core OMAP4 processor this year, so I guess the speed bump is their reaction to keep up with the competition. Motorola has reportedly switched to NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 platform for their next high-end smartphone and I’m not sure if we will see TI be able to catch up for awhile.

The leaked Verizon roadmap suggested the Droid 2 world edition would land in September, but we are nearing the end of the month and I don’t think they will hit that target date. Pictures have surfaced of the new Droid 2 with a white casing, so it sounds like the device is in the hands of Verizon testers and should be available next month.

Source: Droid-life

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  • PatrickHuey

    Youve got to be kidding me. I really wish I was with Verizon. They always seem to be doing all the right things, plus more

    • http://Website nate

      Yeah, deffinitelly the right things, Bing, v-cast app store. They are just perfect.

  • http://Website AndroidLuvR3R

    @PatrickHuey You are so right, it seems like Verizon are the first to grab the best phones. That’s really not fair.

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    It’s really not that big of a deal. 1.2 and 1ghz is not a huge difference I mean it’s nice to know it’s faster, but any phone that’s 1ghz can be pushed up to 1.2 or above.

  • http://Website Chancy

    Verizon has the best all round phones. Period.

  • http://Website AndroidLuvR3R

    @Chancy “Verizon has the best all round phones. Period.” Not to bust your bubble but that a lie. The Evo is actually better than any droids put together. I would give Verizon credit for grabbing the good phones but they aren’t exactly the best.

    • http://Website Hans

      That,good sir, is just an opinion. :)

      • http://Website Derek

        Yea, there’s no way I would call a phone running on snapdragon the best of anything. There’s lots of newer waaaay faster chips out there now. Running circles around snapdragons.

  • http://Website simon

    Mmmmm, interesting.
    I can’t wait to see a comparison between the Droid 2 and the Desire Z since they are both coming with GSM :)

    Finally we have a good collection to choose from; Droid2, DesireZ, Desire HD, and Galaxy S :)

  • http://Website Richard

    Regardless of what phones Verizon has there plans are no good and this so called v-cast and app store is a total joke who they think they are definitely not Google nor Apple so i don’t get there point. Another joke is the use of bing as a search engine leave it to Verizon to go another direction anything to position themself to charge for another service nickle and diming there customers. Google should take there android operating system from Verizon then what they would do? Sprint has the best plans and the two best android phones on the market in the HTC EVO 4G and the SAMSUNG EPIC 4G phones that are already 4G capable. Verizon is A JOKE

  • http://Website PatrickHuey

    yeah, but who cares about the vcast store? they are just trying to expand their stuff. if it doesnt work then who cares? they still have everything else under the sun

  • http://Website Man

    It better also come in something other than white because white electronics are for little girls.

  • http://Website Spencer

    How far can the Droid X overclock? I’m guessing its only at 1.2ghz max as well?

  • http://www.devolute.net Ian

    ‘World edition’ means it’s coming to the UK, right?

    Interesting to see how the new 800MHz HTC Desire Z (G2 to some of you) compares to this 1.2GHz device. I know it’s not all about the MHz, but still…

  • http://Website JohnB

    “Droid Pro” (world edition of Droid 2) has been tested with Quadrant app already and obtained 1709.

    1709 is not bad, but there are other processors that perform better.

    Lets looks at the table here:

    http://smartphonebenchmarks.com
    (they have added an entry for “Droid Pro” already!)

    As you can see, although a decent number, it is quite a bit lower than the new processor used by HTC Desire HD which is a second generation Snapdragon processor. It is lower than Samsung’s Hummingbird as well. I think this is the limit of OMAP 3 based processors. With further optimization, the score will improve but so will the numbers for other phones.

    I think HTC G2/Desire Z will outperform this phone as well despite lower clock frequency.

    We need OMAP 4 based phones now. :)

  • http://Website rhynos.android

    It’s not necessarily that Verizon gets the best phones, it’s more that they are masters of marketing, which is what is needed to go up against Apple. The reason the Nexus One didn’t explode out of the gate (and Android in general) is due to the lack of inventive marketing. I don’t use Verizon myself, but I’m very appreciative of them none the less, without them, Android wouldn’t be growing as fast as it is now. They brought it mainstream, T-Mo wasn’t going to and neither was Google.
    Whatever the “best phone” is will always be a loaded statement, myself, I’m just glad (even if it does grate on my nerves when someone tells me my N1 isn’t a real Android since it isn’t a Verizon Motorola,) that people are starting they have more options than just iOS.

  • http://Website adam

    I pass I like Droid 2. But I’m doing fine with my Droid 1 overclock 1.4 ghz rooted stock 2.2 FRF01B

  1. Youve got to be kidding me. I really wish I was with Verizon. They always seem to be doing all the right things, plus more

    • nateGuest 5 years ago

      Yeah, deffinitelly the right things, Bing, v-cast app store. They are just perfect.

  2. AndroidLuvR3RGuest 5 years ago

    @PatrickHuey You are so right, it seems like Verizon are the first to grab the best phones. That’s really not fair.

  3. UniqueNateGuest 5 years ago

    It’s really not that big of a deal. 1.2 and 1ghz is not a huge difference I mean it’s nice to know it’s faster, but any phone that’s 1ghz can be pushed up to 1.2 or above.

  4. ChancyGuest 5 years ago

    Verizon has the best all round phones. Period.

  5. AndroidLuvR3RGuest 5 years ago

    @Chancy “Verizon has the best all round phones. Period.” Not to bust your bubble but that a lie. The Evo is actually better than any droids put together. I would give Verizon credit for grabbing the good phones but they aren’t exactly the best.

    • HansGuest 5 years ago

      That,good sir, is just an opinion. :)

      • DerekGuest 5 years ago

        Yea, there’s no way I would call a phone running on snapdragon the best of anything. There’s lots of newer waaaay faster chips out there now. Running circles around snapdragons.

  6. simonGuest 5 years ago

    Mmmmm, interesting.
    I can’t wait to see a comparison between the Droid 2 and the Desire Z since they are both coming with GSM :)

    Finally we have a good collection to choose from; Droid2, DesireZ, Desire HD, and Galaxy S :)

  7. RichardGuest 5 years ago

    Regardless of what phones Verizon has there plans are no good and this so called v-cast and app store is a total joke who they think they are definitely not Google nor Apple so i don’t get there point. Another joke is the use of bing as a search engine leave it to Verizon to go another direction anything to position themself to charge for another service nickle and diming there customers. Google should take there android operating system from Verizon then what they would do? Sprint has the best plans and the two best android phones on the market in the HTC EVO 4G and the SAMSUNG EPIC 4G phones that are already 4G capable. Verizon is A JOKE

  8. PatrickHueyGuest 5 years ago

    yeah, but who cares about the vcast store? they are just trying to expand their stuff. if it doesnt work then who cares? they still have everything else under the sun

  9. ManGuest 5 years ago

    It better also come in something other than white because white electronics are for little girls.

  10. SpencerGuest 5 years ago

    How far can the Droid X overclock? I’m guessing its only at 1.2ghz max as well?

  11. IanGuest 5 years ago

    ‘World edition’ means it’s coming to the UK, right?

    Interesting to see how the new 800MHz HTC Desire Z (G2 to some of you) compares to this 1.2GHz device. I know it’s not all about the MHz, but still…

  12. JohnBGuest 5 years ago

    “Droid Pro” (world edition of Droid 2) has been tested with Quadrant app already and obtained 1709.

    1709 is not bad, but there are other processors that perform better.

    Lets looks at the table here:

    http://smartphonebenchmarks.com
    (they have added an entry for “Droid Pro” already!)

    As you can see, although a decent number, it is quite a bit lower than the new processor used by HTC Desire HD which is a second generation Snapdragon processor. It is lower than Samsung’s Hummingbird as well. I think this is the limit of OMAP 3 based processors. With further optimization, the score will improve but so will the numbers for other phones.

    I think HTC G2/Desire Z will outperform this phone as well despite lower clock frequency.

    We need OMAP 4 based phones now. :)

  13. rhynos.androidGuest 5 years ago

    It’s not necessarily that Verizon gets the best phones, it’s more that they are masters of marketing, which is what is needed to go up against Apple. The reason the Nexus One didn’t explode out of the gate (and Android in general) is due to the lack of inventive marketing. I don’t use Verizon myself, but I’m very appreciative of them none the less, without them, Android wouldn’t be growing as fast as it is now. They brought it mainstream, T-Mo wasn’t going to and neither was Google.
    Whatever the “best phone” is will always be a loaded statement, myself, I’m just glad (even if it does grate on my nerves when someone tells me my N1 isn’t a real Android since it isn’t a Verizon Motorola,) that people are starting they have more options than just iOS.

  14. adamGuest 5 years ago

    I pass I like Droid 2. But I’m doing fine with my Droid 1 overclock 1.4 ghz rooted stock 2.2 FRF01B