The issue of just what exactly is under the hood of the upcoming Droid duo isn’t becoming any clearer just yet. What was originally thought to be a certain Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 CPU in both phones soon started to give way to whisperings of the phones actually coming with a 1GHz Snapdragon. A tweet from the new @DroidLanding viral Twitter earlier today seemed to confirm the 1GHz Snapdragon claims, but was quickly pulled. So what gives?
Droid-Life got in touch with their sources who substantiated the Snapdragon claims, saying that Motorola worked closely with the chip manufacturers to get the processor running in top form in their new handsets. Still, Moto has been closely linked with the Texas Instruments line of processors and there has been no outward indication that they would move away from using them.
Snapdragon is all the rage when it comes to 1GHz smartphone processors, and it isn’t exactly unlikely that it could be in the Droid X and Droid 2, but everything up until the past few weeks indicated otherwise. Whether or not its the Snapdragon or a TI chip that makes its way into both handsets, it seems like Motorola and Verizon would rather keep the answer under wraps for now.
[Update]: Looks like Droid-Life updated their story to confirm that it isn’t, in fact, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. These phones will still be coming packed with TI OMAP-based processors (3630) clocked at 1GHz.