I’m kind of envious of you Android users now…wish I could overclock my Venue Pro (not that it needs it, but I just want to be able to say I can).  The Nexus S has barely been out, yet Nexus S owner can now overclock their devices to 1.2Ghz thanks to XDA forum members.  Anyone going to give this a try?  Any other Windows Phone users burning with envy like me? 

 

 

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  1. I’ve been using it since yesterday with setcpu. The processor’s fast enough as it is, at least for the stuff I’m doing, for this to make much more of a noticeable difference (except when running benchmark programs), but there is so far no apparently instability other than some bluetooth bug and with the undervolting and underclocking this also offers versus the stock kernel I imagine you’d come out about even with normal use in terms of battery drain if you’ve got it going from 128MHz to 1.2GHz. Unless you rarely use your screen the screen’s contribution to battery drain makes things like this relatively insignificant.

    I appreciate that this happened relatively quickly. Makes me think they might get it up another couple hundred megahertz.

    It’s interesting that this made Slashdot with the following summary:

    Though Google’s Nexus S is powered by a single core Hummingbird processor, it looks like the one core would be enough to put LG’s dual-core processor powered Optimus to shame. An XDA Forums user morfic has overclocked the processor on Nexus S up to 1.2GHz in a new kernel based on the Bionix NS1 mod.

    First nitty gritty XDA-ish article I’ve seen on Slashdot and an odd choice given that Galaxy S phones have been OCed higher, the G2 hit 1.9GHz, the Nexus One hit 1.19GHz a long time ago and that the one they post still apparently has a Bluetooth bug. Also they’re suggesting it would dominate LG’s dual core chip which is not only an apples/oranges thing but we don’t know what kind of overclocking that chip will see.

    But hey, cool, a tweak to my phone’s on Slashdot and here too.

  2. All right, they’ve bumped it up to 1.3GHz. Nice. Where’s the ceiling?

    The frustrating thing is that Quadrant Standard ain’t working right on the Nexus S yet.

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