More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Xoom Gets Overclocked!
If you have seen any videos regarding the Motorola Xoom, you know that it already is quite fast and that its dual core processor packs quite a punch. As we have a bad tendency to make fast things even faster, you will be happy to hear that your Xoom is just about to go warp speed on you thanks to XDA member coolbho3000, who has been responsible for overclocking most of the current devices, and who is the author of the famous SetCPU. The mod will allow your Xoom to be safely overclocked to up to 1.5 GHz. According to the dev, the kernel in the Xoom is set to a max of 1 GHz for safety of the device. At this point in time, we all know that these limits can be easily surpassed without any major side effects. However, remember that overclocking can fry your device, so do this at your own risk.
Scores for Linpack and Quadrant are nothing short of amazing, although there are always people who claim that these benchmarks are not accurate. Impressive nevertheless.
Please leave some feedback for the dev if you experience any kind of instability or weird behavior.
I have successfully brought the Tegra 2 in the Xoom to 1.5GHz. A few kernel modifications make the dual core chip in the Xoom even more powerful than the recently announced Tegra 2 3D! 1.5GHz through two Cortex A9 cores is truly a force to be reckoned with.
You can find more information in the hack thread.
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