CPU-Z is a popular software for Windows that provides you with detailed information about the computer's processor, mainboard, and other hardware related information. It is great for finding out which cpu is installed on the system, for instance to look up its overclocking potential or to make sure it is the one that the manufacturer promised it would be.
A beta version of the popular program has been released for the Android mobile operating system. It is available for download on Google Play and compatible with all versions of the operating system from 3.0 on.
The app displays information about the processor on its start page. You can swipe to the right or left to browse the available menus. Besides SOC (System On Chip) it also provides you with information about the System, Battery and available Sensors.
The application can be useful for a variety of purposes, for instance to make sure your phone or tablet is not a fake, or if you want to test the sensors of the device to make sure everything is in working order.
It can also be useful for overclocking purposes, as you may use the information to look up information on the cpu to find out if it can be overclocked and if that is the case, by how much.
The program is not displaying all hardware related information at the time of writing. It offers for instance no connection-based information, for instance if Bluetooth or NFC are supported.
It is a beta version on the other hand and it is likely that it will be improved over time. The app comes with an option to send debug information to the developer which you can use to report issues you have encountered in CPU-Z.
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