Galaxy Tab overclocked to a sweet 1.2GHz

Yes, the PC scene may have fallen into a bit of a lull, so it’s good to see a new generation of enthusiasts pick up the overclocking torch (at least, on the software side) in the mobile arena.

And today’s overclocking story was made possible by none other than an XDA Dev member known as “Bauxite Kernel.”

The good Kernel has written an “extremely alpha code” patch that jumpstarts Samsung’s 1GHz “Hummingbird” processor to a cool 1.2GHz – resulting in a Quadrant score of 1129 and a Linpack score of 17.112.

“I’ve developed what I think is the first 1.2ghz overclock for the Galaxy tab Sprint Version ONLY – SPH-P100,” Bauxite wrote in an XDA Dev forum post.

“This is just the first of many versions, I will look into other CPU frequencies and voltages, lets see how far we can push this baby.”


Additional details can be found here, while the custom kernel (in a compressed zImage) is available for download here. 

Of course, this isn’t the first cool Android overclocking news to reach us this week.

As we reported earlier, an XDA Dev member recently managed to code an overclocking hack that revs the $250 NOOKcolor to a cool top speed of 1 GHz.

Interestingly enough, the custom kernel actually reduces voltage while increasing speed, enabling Nook owners to run a faster tablet/e-reader with longer battery life.