June 16, 2012

My Evolving Droids


(Droid -> Droid X -> Droid Razr) [stock pics]

In the past few years, mobile devices have turned into amazing little pocket computers. I'm blown away by the hardware (ARM) and software (Android) evolution.

For smartphone wireless service, I was a Verizon customer (USA) for the past decade. I've owned the flagship Droid series devices by Motorola since their first launch (currently running on the 4G LTE network). It started with a clunky original Droid, followed by a Droid X, and then the sleek Droid Razr... every year another generation of better, faster devices.

Device Specs:

Motorola Droid - Nov 2009

  • OS: Android v2.0
  • CPU: 600 MHz ARM Cortex-A8 (TI OMAP3430, 65nm)
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Internal Storage: 512 MB
  • Screen Size: 3.7 inch
  • Resolution: 480 x 854

Motorola Droid X - July 2010

  • OS: Android v2.1
  • CPU: 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 (TI OMAP3630, 45nm)
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Internal Storage: 8 GB
  • Screen Size: 4.3 inch
  • Resolution: 480 x 854

Motorola Droid Razr - Nov 2011

  • OS: Android v2.3
  • CPU: 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 (TI OMAP4430, 45nm)
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • Screen Size: 4.3 inch
  • Resolution: 540 x 960

However, my life with the Moto Droids is coming to an end. I just signed up with a new wireless carrier and pre-ordered a new Sammy GS3!:


(Samsung Galaxy S3) [stock pic]

Samsung Galaxy S3 - June 2012

  • OS: Android v4.0
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz dual-core Krait (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960, 28nm)
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • Screen Size: 4.8 inch
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280

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