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Moto's Tegra 2-powered Olympus Coming 2011?

Dubbed the Motorola Olympus, Android and Me received information about the phone this week and it looks like the as-yet-unannounced Nexus S could have some competition on its hands. Rumors about the Olympus, code name the Motorola MB860, have been doing the rounds for a little while. At CTIA, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha confirmed that the device was real but didn't reveal anything else about it.

Today we've got tons of details, courtesy of a specs list that was sent to Android and Me. According to the site's anonymous tipster, the phone will pack Nvidia's Tegra 2, which everyone has been dying to see inside a smartphone. Not only that but we also know that it's headed to AT&T and that it will boast Android 2.2.1.

Unfortunate news for those of you who dislike custom skins or UI layers over your stock Android: the Olympus is going to be shipping with Android 2.2 but with Motoblur on top. That said, it's going to be a new version of Motoblur (Blur_Version.4.0.1450) so you never know, you might actually end up liking it.

Read more about the Olympus on Android and Me.

  • seboj
    Unfortunate news for those of you who dislike custom skins or UI layers over your stock Android: the Olympus is going to be shipping with Android 2.2 but with Motoblur on top. That said, it's going to be a new version of Motoblur (Blur_Version.4.0.1450) so you never know, you might actually end up liking it.

    Tegra 2 + CyanogenMod = GG.

    Wish it were coming out this year..

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  • ricardok
    If it comes with a price tag near the Samsung Tab than: No, thanks. Anyway, it's good to see that Motorola is upping the competition. I would love to have a 'pure' android device from motorola, but, hey, they love locking the bootloaders so I don't think that would be possible. :( Let's see if the Nexus S can live up to the hype.
    I'm on a Milestone (1), running 2.2.1 already (if you wish to learn more about it, look up at XDA forums for the G.O.T. thread -- or, if you are Brazilian, try the ShadowMod -it's better anyway, so anyone wishing to install it should try it - it won't lockup your touch as the G.O.T. mod) and it's running perfectly. I just hope that they can create a new droid that can last at least 3 days on a single battery charge. I hate having to charge it every single night. :(
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  • nebun
    how about making a better battery...we have enough speed
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  • winterblade
    We will NEVER have enough speed :P, but yes, I would also like an smartphone with the battery life of a blokia.
    I really love my original Droid, and have been a moto user for a while now, and these specs really sound killer to me, just make it a qwerty slider and they will keep me as a moto user :D
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  • eddieroolz
    Wonder if they'll lock this one's bootloader too...
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  • Reynod
    10048096 said:
    Wonder if they'll lock this one's bootloader too...

    Thanks to Eddie wow and Razor though he has been terminated.

    :)
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