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G2 confirmed to use MSM7x30 CPU; other new devices rumored to as well

According to files inside the leaked engineering test ROM for the G2 that recently showed itself, the phone is confirmed to be using a MSM7x30 Snapdragon processor, which has the high-octane Adreno 205 GPU on board.  That's the same graphics chip that the Glacier was showing off a few weeks back.  That really fast one. Yeah.

Speaking of the Glacier, we also got a tip that some upcoming hardware will be running the 7x30 board as well, namely the Glacier itself, the Speedy, the Blitz, the Mecha, and the Spade.  But like a Froyo rumor, things like this often change.  [@cyanogen via Android and Me] Thanks Adwin!

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • At least their GPU is somewhat keeping up with the PowerVR in the Galaxy S phones. But it would be nice if they actually would lead in performance instead of trailing. I like the variety of HTC phones and have and have had many but Samsung is coming to market with better photo and video recording, and a much faster GPU. HTC just is just playing catchup with all the non-CPU parts. I wish Qualcomm would dump their crappy Adreno and go PowerVR like everyone else. That being said, I'm glad to see HTC fixing these parts, I still like all the variety they provide.
  • no Desire HD?? That makes me a sad panda.
  • Qualcomm is catching up. 205 is almost there with Galaxy S. 220 will blow past that, but that's only coming in 2011. But by then, Samsung probably has an answer. I love the competition. :) Here's an article that talks a bit about Adreno 205 if you are new to all this.