Motorola Droid Bionic Finally Being Tested? Processor Now TI OMAP

Here at OSM we’ve posted many articles about the Motorola Droid Bionic for Verizon’s 4G LTE network and know how many were disappointed about the release delay. We then heard of improvements to be made and more is trickling out although there seemed to be confusion over whether the Droid Bionic will feature a dual-core Tegra 2 or OMAP processor.

We recently took at look at the smartphone of the moment, the Samsung Galaxy S2 against the new improved Droid Bionic that’s expected and also asked readers about what their choice would be between the Droid Bionic and Droid Charge. We also asked if the Droid Bionic would have more competition from new AT&T LTE smartphones once it finally arrives later this summer. Today’s news though is about a leaked benchmark for the Droid Bionic.

Over on Droid-Life, sourced from NenaMark and Ameblo, a report by Kellex tells us about the leaked NenaMark benchmark for the Droid Bionic. There was previously some question about whether the Droid Bionic would release with a Tegra 2 dual-core processor or a processor from Texas Instruments and the leak reveals a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU, which matches TI’s OMAP 4330 and 4440 dual-core processors. When the Droid Bionic was first delayed there was some speculation about compatibility with the Tegra 2 processor and 4G LTE so a Texas Instrument processor instead would be no great surprise.

The leaks also seem to show confirmation that the Droid Bionic will be shipped running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread instead of 2.2 Froyo which will no doubt please a lot of people. The display resolution of 960 x 540 also suggests a qHD display which will also be good news to many. The rather strange part of the leaked benchmark though is that a flat score of 24.0 is shown. As Droid-Life points out a single score is rather odd, we would normally expect a high, low and average score, and it appears more like someone started the benchmark and then stopped it. As stated, the Droid 3 scored a benchmark of 45.20 average just a few weeks ago so the score for the Bionic seems unfeasible.

One positive to take from this is that at least the Bionic is now being tested, or is being readied for testing and that can only be good news for those still waiting. Over on Gotta Be Mobile Chuong Nguyen also reports on the leaked benchmark and tells an interesting story about the varying news he has received from Motorola about the processor for the Droid Bionic so check it out at the link for more. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on these Bionic developments, the TI processor, qHD display and Android Gingerbread news. Are you waiting for the Droid Bionic and does this make you want it even more? Let us know with your comments.