Courtesy XDA developers, Motorola Xoom has been overclocked to 1.6GHz (without getting roasted yet). At that processor speed, the tab is performing amazingly compared to previous stalwarts such as Samsung Galaxy S, Nexus One, Motorola Droid, etc. In fact, the Motorola Xoom bar is so high on the graph that it would be better to have a separate graph for benchmarking dual core devices.
The incredible 1.6GHz speed has been achieved through the open source Tiamat kernel that’s now in the 1.4.2 version. Though many experts argue that Quadrant scores are not a correct measure of a device’s performance in the real world, they have their own significance. And seeing the Xoom bar towering over the rest does make it look tremendously impressive.
At this speed, Tegra 2 games are going to sizzle on your tab. In case you don’t know NVIDIA has its own TegraZone store that stocks Tegra optimized games and apps for Tegra device owners. Have a look.
Tiamat also introduces an added feature – USB Ethernet tethering that allows your phone to be used as a USB-tethered internet in a box. All you need is a microUSB to microUSB cable since Xoom comes with a microUSB to standard USB cable only.
Here’s to Android developers and Google’s open source operating system. Hats off, XDA! Kudos to Android!