Droid 2 specs vs. droid 1?

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  1. otter34

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    Can someone please tell me what is different about the D2 vs. the D1? I called Verizon and they couldn't pull up the D1 specs for some reason. I wouldn't normally post such a noob question, and yes, I know google is my friend but I don't have time to a side by side comparison on my D1 right now. Thanks very much in advance
     
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    Twice the ram and about twice the cpu power and some phys keyboard tweaks. And on the root side of things, the bootloader is locked.
     
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    Plus 8GB app storage onboard compared the the 512MB on the Droid1. But it was definitely what they call an 'evolutionary, not revolutionary' upgrade
     
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    There are hacks to get around the locked bootloader to mod and install custom roms, but the bootloader is still locked.

    sent from my ZombieStomped X
     
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    Build quality is a lot better too.

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    I'm confused...but that happens often ;-). If I can install custom roms, overclock and theme then why is it an issue if the bootloader is locked?
     
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    It just limits what we can do with roms. Certain roms will never come to the X because they require the bootloader to be unlocked. We can overclock the X with an app instead of getting custom kernals (again, bootloader issue).
     
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    The "custom roms" have to retain the same Linux OS kernel and most of the system files. It is not possible to change to a different version of Android. The D2G is running Android 2.2 Froyo. My daughter's droid 1 has an unlocked bootloader and I was able to install an Android 2.3 Gingerbread based rom. My daughter's Droid 1 is running a newer version of Android then my D2G because the Droid 1 has an unlocked bootloader.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums
     
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    The fact the d1's bootloader is unlocked is also what let's it run just as fast, if not faster than the D2 and D2G. (My droid 1 runs at 1.21gHz, while my Droid 2 Global runs at 1.2gHz)-all thanks to Pete's kernels.

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    Figured I'd take m'old Droid for a spin today.
     
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    You can also OC the D2, which will still make it faster than your D1.

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    Debatable, since there probably are some kernels hanging around that can push D1 up to 1.3+gHz if I recall right. Though at that point, it might just blow up :laugh:
    (Anyone notice the BTTF reference aswell?)
     
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