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  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Anand or Brian - any idea what carriers the 2x will be available on in the US? Reply
  • therealnickdanger - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    While I don't know anything officially (I don't think anyone does yet), LG brought its current Optimus line to all carriers. I would imagine that they will do the same with the 2X - assuming one carrier seeking exclusivity doesn't dump a pile of cash on LG's doorstep.

    If the LG Optimus (S, T, One) are any indication of the build quality of the 2X, then I will probably be in line to buy one as soon as it is made available on Sprint. I love my Optimus S.
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  • Cali3350 - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    Probably the iPhone 4. When it comes to being smooth iOS is untouched at this point in time (probably because everything is GPU accelerated). Reply
  • Cali3350 - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    Clearly posted in response to the wrong item, sorry. Reply
  • metafor - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    I think those are "throughput" numbers, not latency numbers. The technical reference manual:

    http://infocenter.arm.com/help/index.jsp?topic=/co...

    states "cycles" definition is merely the minimum number of cycles it takes to issue, not actually execute the instruction.

    VADD, for instance, takes 4 cycles for VFP (scalar) and 3 cycles for NEON/ASE (6 to writeback).
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  • Cali3350 - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Have to say Im pretty wildly disappointed with how you guys seem to be mentioning it will be several months before this thing launches.

    I am desperately waiting for a new phone right now, but want the new tech. The HTC Mecha looks like it will be a killer phone but will still be running the same old Snapdragon HTC has used since the Incredible. I was really hoping either the Optimus or the Motorola Tegra 2 phone would be out by end of January/February, but that seems like its DEF not happening after reading this. That is all sorts of disappointment.
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  • aebiv - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    You mean the HD2 and the Nexus One... Incredible and EVO were late to the Snapdragon game. Reply
  • sirsoffrito - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    I have a Droid Incredible. I beg to differ. Reply
  • solipsism - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Is the die size different from the Cortex-A8? I’m wondering how this could affect placement in other smartphones. Reply
  • solipsism - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Er, I mean in the dual-core variety. Reply
  • tumbleweed - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Any OMAP 4 phone design wins announced yet? I really want to see how that battle plays out. Reply
  • bplewis24 - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    When will you guys be able to post the benchmarking numbers?

    Also, if the 2X is running a beta build of 2.2 Froyo, why is the status bar black? Are those stock/borrowed photos?

    Brandon
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  • strikeback03 - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    Manufacturers could skin the status bar if they wanted, the Galaxy S phones with 2.1 have a black status bar Reply
  • snoozemode - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Man, why did they have to do that.. After a few months the images get so bad when the plastic is all messy. Reply
  • strikeback03 - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    Because otherwise it is the front lens of the camera getting nasty? Reply
  • TareX - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - link

    Why did you describe the Optimus 2X as "one of the fastest smartphones we’ve encountered"??

    That's very disappointing. What phone can be faster?
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  • KidneyBean - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    The iPhone? Seriously, it does seem to be fast for what it can do. I'm an Android type of guy myself. Reply
  • TareX - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    I understand the iPhone 4 "appearing" to be the fastest. But they said the aforementioned phrase right after mentioning that they can't reveal benchmarking scores. So it sounds like another phone beat it in benchmarks. Reply
  • Aloonatic - Friday, January 07, 2011 - link

    Well, even if it was/is the fastest phone that they have tested/benchmarked, they couldn't say it here as that would probably be revealing a little too much. As such they probably have to be as vague as they are, so that we are left guessing. Reply
  • Cali3350 - Thursday, January 06, 2011 - link

    Probably the iPhone 4. When it comes to being smooth iOS is untouched at this point in time (probably because everything is GPU accelerated). Reply
  • nahidalam - Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - link

    Anand/Brian,

    Any details on the security engine tegra2 is using?
    Reply

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