Allwinner releases kernel source code for A31 quad-core chip

The Allwinner A31 processor is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with PowerVR SGX 544 graphics. Like other Allwinner chips, it’s proven popular with budget tablet makers in China, as a low-cost quad-core processor that offers decent performance. Allwinner also has a decent reputation with some folks in the Linux community, since the company’s earlier (and […]

Overclock the Google Nexus 7 with a custom kernel

The Google Nexus 7 has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, which is pretty zippy. But this version of NVIDIA’s quad-core processor runs at 1.2 GHz, while some other tablets have faster 1.6 GHz. versions. But with a little elbow grease, you can overclock the Nexus 7 to run at 1.6 GHz. Xda-developer forum morfic has […]

New kernel brings Netflix to Android 4.0 Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire owners have been hacking Amazon’s $199 Android 2.3 tablet to install unofficial versions of Android 4.0 since late last year. But while those early builds of Android 4.0 offer most of the feature’s you’d expect, up until now they’ve been based on older Android kernels and have lacked support for features such as hardware […]