Motorola 2GHz Android phone launch by year end?

June 11, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Motorola will launch a smartphone equipped with a 2GHz processor in the market by the end of this year, according to the company’s Mobile Devices Division CEO Sanjay Jha. Such a smartphone could process data at twice the speed as compared to the latest smartphones available today.

Speaking at the Executives Club of Chicago, Jha said that the company would continue launching new Android phones including one with a 2GHz processor. The phone would allow for more advanced graphics and gaming and also better video chat capabilities.

However, since a 2GHz processor has not been announced by any major chip manufacturer, it is not known where Motorola will get its 2GHz processor from. A 1GHz Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm is currently used in handsets such as the Droid Incredible, HTC EVO 4G and the Nexus One while the Apple A4 processor is also capable of processing data at a speed of 1GHz. The only processor that is technically capable of 2GHz processing power is the ARM Cortex A9 Tegra 2 chip from NVIDIA. However, the chip is yet to achieve that processing speed when implemented in devices.

The 2GHz Motorola phone will be a competitor to the iPhone 4G and will include a gyroscope similar to the one on the iPhone 4G. It will also include a graphics processor based on the NVIDIA Tegra that will allow for Flash 10.1 hardware acceleration. A camera with a resolution higher than 5 megapixels, HD screen resolution and 720p video output are also likely to be present on the device.

Motorola has also revealed plans to ship two to four new models of phones this year with front facing cameras that will enable video conferencing. The company will also launch its own software for video conferencing in these phones.

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