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HP TouchPad overclocked to 1.7GHz with UberKernel

Update to custom TouchPad kernel brings clock speed to 1.7GHz

Just one week ago HP released their 3.0.4 update for webOS, but custom kernels ended up disabled due to issues with new software upgrades. Thankfully the good webOS developers didn’t waste much time in fixing any bugs, and the popular UberKernel has already been updated for compatibility with the latest release.

In addition to being updated for webOS 3.0.4, the latest UberKernel edition also has the amazing option of overclocking the tablet to 1.7GHz, a speed that is seldom reached by tablets. The high clock speed can be achieved by installing UberKernel and Govanh through PreWare; however, it comes with no guarantees and a negative effect on battery that may prove detrimental to some users.

Originally released in July, HP’s TouchPad tablet comes with a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU and webOS, but was discontinued after a short period of time on the market. However, thanks to a severe price drop and developers that managed to port over Android among other things, the tablet appears to have gained a dedicated following that could end up greatly extending its shelf life.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-10-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)