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Motorola’s Tegra 2 powered Droid Terminator coming to multiple carriers early 2011?

October 12, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

Android News, Motorola

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Motorola is working on a Tegra 2 powered, dual-core über phone that according to our friends over at Android and Me will blow existing Androids out of the water. As of now, the device goes under the slightly intimidating name of Droid Terminator or simply T2 — it will allegedly run Gingerbread and feature two times faster web browsing and five times faster gaming performance over single core 1GHz processors, thanks to NVIDIA’s system-on-a-chip Tegra 2.

An insider suggests that in an attempt to get this bad boy into as many pockets as possible, the Droid Terminator will come to several carriers and not only to Verizon like Motorola’s other high-end phones in the US – a strategy similar to what Samsung did with its Galaxy series. The T2 is expected to be officially announced at CES on January 5th.

Both Samsung and LG are working on devices with next-gen, dual-core processors as well. Just like Motorola, LG is teaming up with NVIDIA and upcoming devices in LG’s Optimus series will feature Tegra 2 chips. Samsung is using its own innovations as usual: the Orion CPU.  As I’ve mentioned earlier, I personally look forward to games – hopefully by major developers such as EA and id Software – that will take full advantage of the new technology. Google’s VP of Engineering, Andy Rubin, has hinted that Gingerbread will make Android a better gaming platform, and this combination of hardware and software improvements could turn upcoming Androids into amazing mobile gaming devices.

Via [Android and Me]