September 2, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
The T-Mobile G2 has been believed to run a new Qualcomm processor that supports 1 GHz speeds, but the device will actually top out at 800 MHz based on specs revealed by T-Mobile. On its Scoop page, T-Mobile lists a few features about the G2 that confirm the device is actually running at 800 MHz. Having a lower threshold will help extend battery life, but it will also give the G2 one-fifth less processing power as phones that have been on the market since January. That may push some power users to look elsewhere.
T-Mobile also confirmed that the G2 will run a stock version of Android 2.2. Back when it was still codenamed as the Vision, the G2 was seen running HTC Sense, but a leaked version of the ROM showed vanilla Android and leaked press shots had no signs of Sense. T-Mobile is now officially using the press shots that show what will be the first plain-Jane Android in quite some time.
Also worth noting is that the G2 tops out at 14.4 Mbps. We previously reported that the phone could take full advantage of T-Mobile’s 21 Mbps theoretical HSPA+ speeds, but the carrier has confirmed that this device peaks at 14.4 Mbps.