Not satisfied with that shiny new 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that ships with a handful of phones including the Google Nexus One and HTC Evo? No problem. It looks like you can overclock the CPU to kill your battery faster provide even more performance.

The hacker reports that he’s seeing about a 30 percent performance boost in benchmarks.

But I kind of have to wonder why you’d actually want to overclock a phone that’s already one of the fastest on the market. It’s not like Android runs slowly on the device. That said, once Android 2.2 is officially available for the EVO, with support for Adobe Flash, an overclock hack could certainly come in handy. Flash definitely slows down the web browsing experience, even on a phone with a 1GHz CPU. I suspect overclocking will also come in handy when running other CPU intensive apps coming soon, such as the upcoming Playstation emulator for Android.

You can check out a demo video after the break.

via AndroidGuys

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...