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Droid Bionic processor change and battery life concerns

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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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!

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… Read more »

Stephen Manning

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

Stephen Manning

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

Stephen Manning

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

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Anonymous

Ummmm, Motorola didn’t make the Thunderbolt.

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?

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