CyanogenMod to end support for Tegra 2 devices with next major release

A few years ago NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor was a big deal, since it was one of the first dual-core ARM-based chips to hit the smartphone and tablet space. Google even partnered with Motorola to make the Tegra 2-powered XOOM tablet a reference device for Android development. Flash forward two years, and the XOOM and […]

You may soon be able to buy an overclocked Android tablet… or just overclock your own

The NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor which powers most tablets running Google Android 3.x Honeycomb normally runs at 1 GHz. But hackers have been overclocking the dual core chip to run at 1.5 GHz or even higher speeds. You sacrifice a little battery life when you run the chip at speeds exceeding 1 GHz, but you […]

Overclocking the Asus Eee Pad Transformer with a custom kernel

We’ve already seen a number of Android tablets with NVIDIA Tegra 2 chips hacked with custom software kernels which support overclocking. So it’s no surprise that the Asus Eee Pad Transformer can be overclocked. But it’s still nice to see it happen. Xda-developers forum member netarchy has posted a custom kernel for the Transformer which […]

Google Android 3.0.1 ported to the ViewSonic gTablet

The ViewSonic gTablet is one of the cheapest tablets available with a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. Unfortunately the $300 tablet (which often goes on sale for even less than that) has a 1024 x 600 pixel display, ships with Android 2.2 and doesn’t include access to the Google Android Market. While […]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android tablet hits Best Buy for $450

Best Buy is now offering the Acer Iconia Tab A500 for $449.99. The Acer tablet features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. The Iconia Tab A500 has 16GB of storage and 802.11b/g/n WiFi. This model doesn’t feature any 3G option, […]