Motorola 2GHz Android Phone: iPhone 4 out-of-date

By Peter Chubb - Jun 12, 2010

A few years back Motorola were losing ground to some of the newer cell phone makers, but since the launch of the Droid it has been having a bit of a renaissance. The company is now working on a second version of this phone and there is even talk that they will launch a new Android smartphone that will pack a 2GHz processor by the end of the year.

If this is the case then it seems that the Apple iPhone 4 could be out-of-date within 6 months. This is great news for Android fans but not those who have been waiting for the fastest iPhone yet. We have to wonder if Apple will be able to keep up with this fast moving market by launching just one iPhone a year?

JR Raphael from PC World said that Motorola is starting to turn up the heat on the likes of HTC, who is seen as their main competitor in the Android smartphone market. The latest handset to run on Android is the HTC EVO 4G, but only runs on a 1GHz processor – as does the iPhone 4.

Motorola has some work to do first, we all know that the battery life on the EVO is shocking, so Moto will have to do something special so that powerful processor does not drain its power too quick.

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  • REAL

    Actually processor speed does make a huge difference. By speed I don't mean GHz, because as pointed out, architecture matters more than anything. However, if you have a 2GHz OMAP processor, it WILL outperform the iPhone, as well as anything on the market today. The real game changer is the battery life advances which will HAVE to be made, and the power of apps that could then be made with all of that speed.

  • christo

    I love you girls, and your understanding of competitive forces and network effects.

  • Another BS headline to get hits…suckered again…

  • Kai Grain

    It doesnt make a difference how many ghz your phone has if it doesnt unlock new features that were previously incapable. Its a phone. The user interface and the experience is the biggest thing you can have and Iphone has that hands down. And you have to have a customer base. Android is spread out between every company and only has 9% market share whereas the Iphone has 28% on one company which means if you want that 2ghz battery sucker your only goin to be able to share that experience with maybe 3 or 4 percent of the market. Its all about marketing because most consumers think more is always better.

  • Terry Nutkins

    Chances are you don't have a clue whether the iPhone 4 is underclocked but don't let that stop you. As for performance, believed by who exactly? Wookies? Kool Aid drinkers?

    Oh, my mistake… you're just publishing nonsensical comments as an Apple fanboy. Carry on then.

  • honkj

    If this is the case then it seems that the Apple iPhone 4 could be out-of-date within 6 months.

    if could of's and would of's were ice cream and cakes we'd all be wiping our mouths, did you think the iPhone line is going to sit around and not upgrade? announcing vapor ware 6 months out… (which always turns into 1 year out) has never produced the intended consequences, except for bloggers who have little understanding of such things…

  • Chad Doobray

    Hmmm…. Didn't we end the megahertz myth with PCs five years ago?

    You can't compare clock speeds across different architectures. Although higher speeds generally mean higher battery drain.

    Chances are that the A4 in the iPhone 4 is underclocked below 1GHz and it's believed it still out performs its 1GHz rivals.

    Oh, my mistake… You're just publishing nonsense to get page hits. Carry on then.

    • Dae

      The A4 is a Cortex A8 processor, which is the same as the snapdragon, and the OMAP used in the 3GS…

      it's samsung's version which is called 'hummingbird' same in the Galaxy S…same architecture, 1ghz snapdragon vs 1ghz hummingbird has a very slight advantage to the newer hummingbird in terms of raw cpu processing power.

      The GPUs are different though between the two chips.