For all you benchmarking junkies out there (you know who you are), the Nexus 7 has just found itself the newest home to the Trinity kernel — one of my personal favorite software mods for rooted devices. Developer “Morfic” and friends have managed to get the Nexus 7′s Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked to a screaming 1.64GHz and after running it through Quadrant, the device scored well over 7,000, while still maintaining great battery life.
So what does this mean? Well… absolutely nothing. Like my 6th grade teacher once whispered in my ear, “Age ain’t nothin’ but a number, Chris.” Same goes for benchmarks. While this isn’t exactly representative of any real world speeds or an enhanced user experience, it’s still nice to see. Especially for those who are prone to benchmark envy whenever a new and improved processor moves into the neighborhood.