Droid Bionic processor change and battery life concerns

By Posted 1 Jun 2011, 16:16

As we told you over the weekend, the Motorola Droid Bionic has apparently undergone a major hardware change, with the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor allegedly being swapped in favor of a TI OMAP processor by Motorola – but why?

Well, according to whispers on the internet, the main reason that Motorola has done this is because of battery life fears. The company are well aware of the criticism that another 4G LTE capable handset, the HTC Thunderbolt came in for and are obviously keen to avoid this mistake with the Droid Bionic.

But will the processor change to a dual core TI OMAP mean better battery life on the Droid Bionic? Not necessarily according to this report from CNET, which states that the battery life on the LG Optimus 3D which features the same processor, could be it’s major downfall after previewing the device recently.

So as you can see, it doesn’t actually put consumer’s mind at rest, especially when a lot of you are still frustrated about a lack of release date information from Verizon. We haven’t had any official clarification from Motorola yet regarding the processor change, but eyebrows are definitely going to be raised once we see that official spec sheet from Verizon.

As a consumer thinking of picking up the Droid Bionic this Summer, are you worried about poor battery life after reading negative reviews about the HTC Thunderbolt? Could 4G LTE actually be more of a burden than an advantage? Give us your thoughts on this.

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  • http://twitter.com/AustinBrister Austin Brister

    So what is the forecasted release date?  At first, we heard “summer” and then we heard “3rd quarter” and then we heard “along with xoom 2″ and then now we are hearing “summer” again.  Does anyone even really have a clue?

  • Anonymous

    Ummmm, Motorola didn’t make the Thunderbolt.

    • Kevin Fraser

      No where in that article does he say that the Thunderbolt is made by Motorola… he clearly states the “HTC Thunderbolt”. Ummm great reading comprehension.

    • Kevin Fraser

      No where in that article does he say that the Thunderbolt is made by Motorola… he clearly states the “HTC Thunderbolt”. Ummm great reading comprehension.

      • http://twitter.com/AustinBrister Austin Brister

        Hey genious, the article was changed after everyone criticized it.  Ummm great common sense.

    • Kevin Fraser

      No where in that article does he say that the Thunderbolt is made by Motorola… he clearly states the “HTC Thunderbolt”. Ummm great reading comprehension.

  • http://profiles.google.com/javamanon88 Stephen Manning

    This guy has no idea what he’s talking about!  Why did product-reviews even hire this guy?

  • http://profiles.google.com/javamanon88 Stephen Manning

    This guy has no idea what he’s talking about!  Why did product-reviews even hire this guy?

  • http://profiles.google.com/javamanon88 Stephen Manning

    This guy has no idea what he’s talking about!  Why did product-reviews even hire this guy?

  • http://www.facebook.com/glenn.harrington Glenn Harrington

    I have not read an article yet that make me feel that any
    of the authors have any idea of what is going on with the bionic, only
    parroting of what is already made clear by Motorola. For that matter any
    article I read about cell phones seems to lack any real news and certainly lacks
    any real time frame on which to make a semi decent decision on what to buy and
    when. By the time Motorola gets the droid right it will be out of date. The
    Samsung Galaxy SII is sporting a dual core 1.2 gighz chip already so why wait
    for the bionic. Oh yea that’s right no one knows when it will be released here
    in the US  either LOL.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I will be the 1 here to answer the simple question they ask – “are you worried about poor battery life after reading negative reviews about the HTC Thunderbolt? ”

    yes!

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