[Rumor] Motorola Targa May Be first Tegra Kal-El Quad-Core Phone

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    There is NO WAY the Targa will be out this year. The X2 and Bionic aren't even out yet. Do you seriously think a quad-core phone with 13MP camera will come out just months after the Bionic is released? Not a chance. Moto has to make money off of the new dual-core devices first before they even think about coming out with the next step up. If we're lucky, maybe next spring/summer 2012 for the Targa. 2011 is now just seeing dual-core phones being released. If we're lucky, quad-core MIGHT come to light in 2012. Let's get real here guys.
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    Completely agree. There is no way this phone drops this year. Putting this chipset in a phone at this point would be stupid. Moto just spent millions marketing the Atrix as the world's most powerful phone. What sense does it make for them to come back less than a year later with a quad core phone only to make another commercial touting a new phone as the world's most powerful phone? Unless the phone take place of the atrix going to Verizon. Even then I still believe that a quad core phone in the next 18 months is wishful thinking.

    But hey this is another great thread with a bunch of unsubstantiated rumors that will in the end tick people off because of no release dates or news...
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    No one ever confirmed quad core for targa, that was speculation. People in the know on hofo say q3, which would mean, most likely, dual core.
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    That's true man, I think this whole quad-core thing is all wishfull thinking for the time being really. They haven't even fully realized the potential of dual-core yet. The Targa looks like an experimental version of the Droid X, maybe it's a mock up of the Droid X3 that might come out in 2012. I would put money on it being dual-core, possibly 1.5Ghz, with an upgraded 13MP camera.
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    There will be a quad core phone in the next 18 months. You can pretty much bet on that. The Targa probably won't be unless it gets pushed back big time.

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    There's most certainly a chance that the Targa could be released this year. The Bionic will drop sometime around the summer, and the holiday season is far enough apart from that for Verizon to potentially want something new to push.

    But I seriously doubt that the Targa will be quad-core if it does get released this year. If it's dual-core, then maybe. But pretty much everything on the Targa is pure speculation though.
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    I wouldn't be so sure. Although unlikely I wouldn't rule it out. Moto needs a big seller after the lackluster Xoom sales.

    I think we are in for a surprise. We will see. As far as questioning it coming out this year. Expect it Q3. No Q4 phones have been leaked.

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    Man all this new phones make me want to upgrade

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    Or will it be like with the Atrix, which we all thought was going to Verizon before it came out. Will the Targa be going to another carrier..
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    So, I hear today that the Bionic we all know is scrapped at Motorola and Targa will be released and badged as Bionic for Verizon. Quite interesting.
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    Don't waste your upgrade on a single core phone. Grab dual or better with several gb's of interal memory.
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    This would be very interesting if its true.
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    So what does that mean showed up in Verizon's computers a few days ago. Not calling BS but where did you come across this info and what would that mean for the "new" Bionic release date?

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    Someone on the bionic project team. I have no info on targa's release date.
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    Dualcore, Quadcore = unnecessary gg pz. This is where I think Android is heading in the wrong direction, they increase the hardware in hopes that it will give better performance while leaving software at a stand still. Dual core quad core won't matter for a phone unless the software is upgraded and optimized for dual,quad core phones. IF android keeps heading down this direction, ie pissing out new phones so fast where you upgrade and two-three weeks later your phone is seriously out of date. While not making any software improvements and optimizations to support the new hardware all I would expect android to crash and burn, people will only put up with it for so long. I'm honestly even thinking about jumping the android boat and going the iPhone route if the iPhone 5 is impressive. I know apple has been around longer, but you'd think by now android would have their act together and get the priorites straight. Yes I love seeing new hardware releases, but not like 2-3 weeks after getting a new phone on contract.

    Yes I know technology growth is rapid, but there is a point where as a consumer you just gotta pause and say really? Are you Fkin kidding me? I mean if it is true that the Targa is a quad core phone, and it's already been announced when the dual core Bionic hasn't even been released? You think to yourself why even bother when your phone is going to be the manufacterer's PoS within the next month or two. Atleast with the iPhone there's a 1 year gap which is acceptable, will it be the latest phone on the market by then? Probably not, but atleast you would of had a decent run with the phone knowing you have the top peice of technology that company has to offer for a respetable amount of time. I would like to see Android shift its focus to where it needs to THE SOFTWARE, instead of releasing awesome hardware practically every damn month while keeping the software vice on them.
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    incorrecto Zetsumei I have posted on this very topic. Froyo utilizes both cores right now and it will outperform a single core thats overclocked to 1.8GHZ

    Review the article with REAL benchmarks not Quadrant and see why Dual Core's are happnin' now

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...s/140004-why-dual-core-todays-technology.html
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    TBH quadrant, neocore and smartbench results mean nothing to me. All I care about are real world results, and where it stands and from first hand experience I see practically no difference. My friend has a rooted Atrix and I compared it to my stock TB, both handled games just as smoothly, practically same frame rates both didn't stutter. Just saying even if froyo can utilize both cores it's doing a sub par job of it imo. We also need more multi threaded applications before the differences will be seen. So really at this point dual core for phones even if outdated for PC's is still fairly pointless.
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    Agree the the speed differences will really shine when multi-thread support is added but the performance is already there and is being fully utillized. Single Core is on it's way out. Will it be obsolete? Nope. But the Dual Cores are about to take front and center
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    I do agree that single core is on it's way out for phones, I'd say 1 1-/2 maybe 2 years they should be completely phased out and dual core should be the norm. Who knows maybe quad will be out at that time and if so, I'll probably hop onto the quad boat. I mean don't get me wrong the Atrix is a pretty damn snappy phone but I see almost no differences atm w/ load speeds and frame stability. But this will change for sure once devs start creating multi threaded apps. Maybe we'll notice OS speed differences when GB comes out, but as of now it's nothing really noticeable. Smart bench benefits from the extra core since it is a multi threaded app.
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