The Motorola XOOM had experienced an overclocking experience which we covered at the end of February this year, touching 1.5GHz while taking on the mantle of a new record. Well, some months have passed, and while the Motorola XOOM did not burn up the sales charts, it has gone under the scrutiny of at least one person who thinks that the tablet could be pushed beyond 1.5GHz in terms of speed, touching a respectable 1.6GHz this time around.
The crew over at xda-developers were the ones responsible to turn things up by a notch, where they used a recompiled version of Tiamat 1.4.2 while cranking out an extra 100MHz to touch the 1.6GHz mark. This meant the XOOM purportedly touched 4,000 points in Quadrant’s benchmarking app, which is far out considering the standard XOOM managed a mere 1,500.
Of course, when you take into consideration such high clock speeds, it would mean a much shorter battery life – far from what the original model offered. Still, we won’t recommend you getting your XOOM run at such speeds in the long run, as productivity always trumps pure speed.