Motorola continues refining the formula that’s paid off for its popular Droid smartphone, powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system. According to reports, Motorola is working to unveil the next incarnation of the Droid with a processor that’s twice as fast as the current version.
It’s not just a move to keep pace with rivals like HTC’s Droid Incredible and Google Nexus One: Motorola sees smartphones supplanting mobile PCs in the near future, and expects business customers to need a phone with some serious horsepower. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.
Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha gave a speech at Chicago’s Executive Club on Wednesday in which he revealed the company plans to release an Android-based smartphone running at an unheard of 2GHz, twice the speed of the current top of the line Android phones.
Jha, who will be in charge of the consumer side of Motorola (NYSE: MOT) after the company finishes its corporate mitosis and splits into two firms, was there to discuss his vision for the mobile devices industry, according to the blog Conceivably Tech. Jha expressed the belief that mobile computers will die off within a few years and firms will begin giving employees smartphones instead of notebooks.