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Get to Know Your Device’s Processor with CPU Spy Reborn
In addition to developer support, the processor is probably the only other major device specification that your average technological ‘nerd’ cares about. With every release of a major smartphone, comes a marketing campaign that more often than not, boasts about processing power. So what do we really know about about a device’s processor and its ‘mysterious technological rhythms‘?
Well for those who may have heard about CPU Spy, it’s a simple little app that displays data about your device’s SoC—more specifically, the frequencies it runs at and the duration they run for. Given that it is a useful tool for diagnosis of a wide range of issues such as battery or overheating, XDA Recognized Developer Mirko ddd, with the permission of the original developer, decided to give the app a total makeover in the form of CPU Spy Reborn.
Preserving its core function of CPU frequency data, CPU Spy Reborn also comes packed with a couple of other useful perks. The CPU Spy was given a major aesthetic overhaul, now presenting itself with a pleasant grey and orange Holo-themed UI. Mirko_ddd took the initiative to add layout support for Tablets, particularly those with 7-inch screens. He also added cards and grid layout displaying frequency data. There’s also a new Action bar, showing the total duration the CPU has been running, with the option of refreshing and resetting.
And you know what’s the greatest part of this? It’s Open Source, meaning that you guys can observe and change the code as much as you please without getting a nice bitter letter from the original developer for illegally reverse engineering a closed source app (if they found out).
CPU Spy Reborn is compatible with any device running Android version 4.0 and is free and ad-free from the Play store. So if this sounds interesting to you, make sure to check out the application thread for more information.
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