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Motorola Droid 4 overclocked to 1.4 GHz just days after its official release

February 14, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android News, Android Phones, Motorola


The new Motorola Droid 4 Android-based smartphone has only been in the market for a few days, but a bunch of enthusiastic developers have already managed to pull off an important update that should interest all you early adopters out there.

A few modules are available for download at the OPPtimizer Project’s Google Code site and these make it possible for the 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP4 processor powering the Droid 4 to be overclocked to 1.4 GHz.

The bump in speed is not exactly groundbreaking and will not revolutionize the way your Droid 4 will feel and act, but on the other hand I personally saw Motorola’s new smartphone as snappy enough from the get-go.

I’m sure there will be a couple of you who will try this upgrade for size, at least for informative reasons, but my advice to all of you would be to read the instructions carefully before downloading this fresh module, so as not to do anything wrong and mess up with a perfectly fine and functional phone.

I would also like to take a couple of minutes and remind you some of the other features sported by the Motorola Droid 4 4G LTE, available these days from Verizon Wireless starting at 99.99 dollars with a two-year contract.

The smartphone therefore comes with a 4.0-inch qHD display with scratch and scrape resistant glass, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, a front-facing 1.3 MP webcam, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of on-board memory, as well as with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

All in all, the Droid 4 certainly has a lot going for it and this new overclocking module could be the icing on the cake. What say you, early Droid 4 adopters, are you going to try and boost your smartphone’s speed or does the 4-incher already perform satisfying enough for your tastes?