Motorola's DROID 2 smartphone
, the successor to the popular DROID, has shown up in the wild again, this time for a hands-on preview. Android and Me
acquired a DROID 2 and promptly ran some benchmarks on its 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor; that, and its doubled memory from the original DROID, helped it score almost twice as much in GPU tests.
Meanwhile CPU testing showed the new DROID 2 to be the best performing Android 2.1 handset to-date, and since Android 2.2 - which will likely be pushed out as an update shortly after the DROID 2 reaches shelves - boosts performance even more, we could be looking at the fastest Google phone so far. Of course, also waiting in the wings is the DROID X
, basically the same internal hardware but a larger display, better camera and HDMI output. We're hoping to see Verizon's new line at their event this coming Wednesday.