Having a Nexus device means you can take full advantage of it exponential by installing custom ROM’s and mods. You have the freedom, coupled with wide developer support, to do anything you desire. From overclocking to completely changing the UI to suit your preferences. The Nexus 7, Google’s very own tablet made by ASUS is powered by a quad-core Tegra 3 chipset which is very fast. But how fast can it get once you go over specifications?
Many of us Android enthusiasts, have installed custom Kernels on our device to give us overclocking abilities and extra functions. A custom kernel, on top of speed can also bring improved battery life by tuning the CPU to reveal it’s full potential just when you need it. On the Nexus 7, the Trinity kernel was installed giving a huge overclocking ability. The Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core CPU was then clocked to a screaming 1.64GHz and Quadrant Benchmark was run to reveal a score well over 7,000 points, while still maintaining good battery life. If you are interested in testing out Nexus 7 clocked for yourself you can follow the guide on XDA. Remember to do this only if you know what you are doing. Overclocking can damage your device irreparably.