Motorola has been one the biggest customers to Texas Instruments in the phone industry, as many of the company’s handsets sport TI OMAP processors. OMAP processors have proven to be more than capable, but it appears that the company may be jumping ship. A newly leaked benchmark shows an unannounced Motorola device sporting a Snapdragon S4 Krait processor. Word is the handset is headed to AT&T, and the Tegra 3 couldn’t cut it due to the lack of LTE support.
The handset is known as MB886, and may even become the Atrix 3. Android 4.0.3 is the operating system of choice and the screen sports a resolution of 1196×720. A weird resolution indeed, but it may have something to do with the app not being optimized for Ice Cream Sandwich.
Qualcomm failed to impress me with the S3 series of processors, and while the S4 is a respectable processor at this point, it won’t be a fair game until Texas Instruments releases the OMAP 5 and we can see what Samsung’s latest Exynos processors are capable of. What processor manufacturer do you prefer? How much does the processor matter to you?