Probably one of the most famous Android smartphone out there, the Motorola DROID X has been showing its age lately so the team over at Motorola and Verizon thought it’s time for a successor to the well known device. This successor comes in the shape and form of none other than the Motorola DROID X 2, which will be coming to Verizon.
For the time being, the list of specs that has been traveling around the web is only rumored and there is no real confirmation or official announcement from Motorola or Verizon relating this device. In any case to start up, the Motorola DROID X 2 will be coming with the already legendary Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core 1 GHz processor to power it along, a welcomed upgrade from the TI-OMAP 3630 1 GHz processor the Motorola DROID X came with. Memory has been upped for this version as well when compared to the first one of the series, as the Motorola DROID X 2 is coming now with 1 GB of RAM, 512 MB more than the DROID X. I couldn’t say if the memory is DDR 2 though like the one in the Motorola Atrix 4G.
The display for the Motorola DROID X 2 remains the same size as in the DROID X, so it will stay at 4.3 inches but has a higher resolution being a QHD LCD Display, so you will see 540 x 960 as the standard resolution for this device, same as on the Motorola Bionic. The rear camera didn’t grow megapixels over night and will remain at 8 MP and all leaks indicate that the device won’t be coming out with a front facing camera. Operating system wise, the original DROID X came with Android 2.2 Froyo and the Motorola DROID X 2 is also coming with 2.2 although as the device hasn’t been officially announced yet, it could be seeing Android 2.3 Gingerbread before being launched.
User Interface wise the DROID X 2 will be coming with the same remodeled Moto Blur like we saw on the Motorola DROID Bionic, but as always I am reticent in going into details as I dislike most UIs stamped by manufacturers on their device and rather enjoy a “clean” Android experience. The device will come with FM Radio, Locked/ Encrypted BootLoader and apparently no dedicated physical Camera button, yet other details are not available at the moment. Connectivity wise the only known detail at this point is the fact that it will be a 3G only device and will not come with LTE/ 4G networking capabilities.
The successor to the popular Motorola DROID X seems to have what it takes to be able to fight on par with the new comers to the Android scene yet because of the old-school design some might love it and some might hate it. If it was up to me, I would still be waiting for the Bionic to come out as it does appeal to me more than the DROID X 2 despite my obvious passion for more industrial designs. The release date for the Motorola DROID X 2 is set for Q2 this year, so just a few months away from seeing in pop up at Verizon. Until next time, keep your eyes out for more details on this device.1