If there's anything consistent about the smartphone and mobile phone accessories market, it's that rumors are never in short supply. The latest of the rumors, it seems, involve the follow-up to Motorola's Droid X.

According to a recent Droid Life report, wireless carrier Verizon has finally set a May 26 release date for the Android 2.3-based Droid X2, with direct fulfillment orders set to start May 19.

On the surface, the Droid X2 is reminiscent of its predecessor. It features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, an 8-megapixel camera with digital zoom, an HDMI port and basically the same external layout.

Under the hood, though, is where the Droid X2 gets interesting. In addition to Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, the smartphone includes a dual-core Tegra 2 processor from Nvidia – a first for Verizon – and 768 megabytes of RAM.

Droid Life reported that the release date information comes from Verizon, though neither the wireless carrier nor Motorola have officially confirmed this date.

When it launched last summer, Motorola's Droid X was well received by critics and fans alike, helping ignite the surging popularity of Google's Android. According to a recent Global Industry Analysts report, Android has since become the fastest-growing mobile OS on the market.