Unveiled a few weeks ago, Google Nexus 7 is the first device to be delivered with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box.
The new tablet is equipped with an Nvidia Tegra 3
quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, which is complemented by an ULP GeForce graphics processing unit and 1 GB of RAM.
All this is currently available for only $200 USD (160 EUR) outright, which makes it one of the most valuable devices when it comes to performance / price ratio.
Oh well, if that still doesn’t convince you to purchase it, the folks over at AndroidCommunity
overclocked the Nexus 7’s all four CPU cores to 1.64 GHz and got impressive benchmark results in Quadrant.
In fact, the Nexus 7 beats all other Android devices currently available on the market, including the HTC One X and Asus Transformer Prime.
More importantly, the difference between the first and second scores are quite huge, as Google Nexus 7 scored no less than 7130 points in Quadrant, while the HTC One X only reached around 4700 points.
You might be thinking that once the processor gets overclocked it will drain the battery in no time, but the fact is that Nexus 7
’s battery life has been improved.
The reason behind this improvement is the fact that the guys over at AndroidCommunity
installed the Trinity Kernel Toolbox
, which allows users to easily control the overclocking.
Basically, you will be able to boost the processor’s power when you play a game, and then underclock it for other operations.
In order to boost the Nexus 7’s 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, you’ll need to be rooted and have the Trinity Seven kernel installed on the tablet. For more details on how to download and install Trinity Seven, check out the original thread