Forget Android 2.2 -- early next year may see the debut of the Droid T2, a new Motorola super phone running Android 3.0 Gingerbread on an Nvidia dual-core Tegra 2 processor.
The unstoppable killer robot phone is secretly being worked on by development teams at Motorola (who clearly don't realise they're threatening the future of humankind), according to an article at Androidandme.com. The Droid Terminator moniker is just a nickname for the upcoming device (unfortunately), but Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said it could come out early next year.
Motorola is supposedly keeping the project under wraps because it didn't want to hurt sales of its current generation of Android phones. It makes sense -- why would you want to buy a Motorola mobile with Android 2.1 or 2.2 when you know something much more advanced is coming in a few months?
And judging by people's previous experiences with Motorola, the company isn't the quickest on the ball when it comes to upgrading their existing smart phones. We don't know if it's even possible to upgrade from Android 2.2 to 3.0.
There's not an awful lot of information about Gingerbread available, but as it would be a major leap, Android 3.0 would be reserved for the highest of the high-end smart phones, and most likely tablets. Minimum requirements are suggested to be a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 3.5-inch screens that support 1,280x760 pixels. Fitting a smart phone with Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core chip should mean it will be more than able to handle that.
LG has promised to stick Tegra 2 chips in its new Android devices, but like Motorola it seems to be waiting for Gingerbread. It has already backed out of creating an Android 2.2 tablet before the year was out, saying Froyo wasn't right to use, according to Reuters. Imagine an LG Android 3.0 Gingerbread tablet with a Tegra 2 processor in the future. It could be quite a proposition.
We're desperate to see Gingerbread devices here in the UK. Both companies bring phones out here, although they're marketed under different names to the US, such as calling the Droid the Milestone in the UK. Demand for Android 3.0 devices from around the world would surely encourage them to sell it everywhere it could. Your thoughts?