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DROID X Android 2.2 Froyo update benchmarked: it’s Fast!

DROID X Android 2.2 Froyo update benchmarked: it’s Fast!

Motorola's DROID X update - taking the Android smartphone to 2.2 Froyo - has only been in the wild for a few hours, but over at Android Community they've already put it through its paces.  Obviously Froyo brings plenty of neat features and a generally tightened-up mobile experience, but we're more interested in what extra speed it squeezes out of the DROID X's 1GHz processor.  Happily, according to Quadrant benchmarking, it's quite an impressive leap.

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Atom N550 benchmarks suggest doubled performance over N450

Atom N550 benchmarks suggest doubled performance over N450

It seems ASUS were playing silly beggars at Computex this year, with their demo Eee PC 1015PN and 1015N netbooks both labelled as using Intel Atom N475 processors whereas actually they packed Intel's newer dual-core Atom N550 chips.  NotebookItalia spotted the discrepancy - the correct processors showed up in the system integration - and promptly ran some benchmarks to see quite how much of a boost the N550 brings over previous generation netbooks.  The good news is that the N550 bests not only the N450 but some Intel CULV chips.

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