Android developers and manufacturers got a bit of good news recently as they saw their sales increase every year since 2008 and push all the way through summer of 2011. This has been accomplished by staying on top of the market and providing customers with the features, specs, and pricing that they need. In 2010 this meant 3G mobile broadband speeds, beautiful touchscreens, and the ability to seamlessly surf the web. In 2011 this may mean just one thing, lightning fast dual core processors. Here are five of the top dual core processors that are blending that fine line between smartphone and computer.
Motorola Atrix 4G
The Atrix 4G was a bit of a gamble for Motorola. Instead of merely opting for one key piece of new technology, Motorola decided to take a handful of concepts and place them all on the same phone. This included their lapdock accessory, 4G speeds, and even a dual core processor. While it may just sound like a marketing ploy, the Atrix’sTegra 2-powered processor has been deemed the most powerful smartphone setups available and made the Atrix one of the top selling phones.
LG Optimus 2X
Just as the Atrix is Motorola’s premier smartphone, the Optimus 2X is the lead contender in the entire line of LG phones. The specs between these two phones are nearly identical and operate quite similarly. The Optimus operates on aNvidia’sTegra 2 (AP20H) processor. Each core runs at 1 GHz allowing for the seamless use of multiple programs at once as the Optimus was created to allow for a primary app or program to operate on one of the cores while all backup functions utilize the second core.
HTC Sensation 4G
The Sensation is one of the most advanced phones available in terms of Ghz, camera specs, operating system, and more. It operates on a dual core, 1.2 GHz processor and the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. As for the icing on the cake, the Sensation 4G also boasts 768MB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The 1080p HD camera may be the selling point of most phones, but compared to the other hardware on the Sensation it is more of a sidenote.
Motorola Droid Bionic 4G
The Bionic 4G was made to look, feel, and operate exactly like the iPhone 4. This includes everything from the size and weight to the front-facing camera. The key feature that sets the Droid Bionic apart is the 1 Ghz dual core processor that runs the Android operating system. The Bionic also has 512MB of DDR2 RAM if the dual core processor was not enough. All of these specs are necessary to make this phone ready for HTML 5 and Adobe Flash.
Samsung Galaxy S II
The original Samsung Galaxy S was one of the top selling phones around the world. It broke the mold of traditional apps and features, instead opting to rethink the smartphone from the ground up. The Galaxy S II carries on this traditional as one of the most advanced phones that has ever reached the market. The 4G mobile broadband, 1080p camera, and stunning super AMOLED touchscreen could not run better with the jaw dropping 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor. The Atrix may be called the most powerful phone ever made, but the Galaxy S II might have something to say about that.