So, remember when we told you that Android developers were working on a fix for the Samsung Galaxy S’ I/O read-write problems? Remember when we said that we could see these Galaxy S phones reaching 3000+ Quadrant benchmark scores in no time? Well, buckle up folks, because we’re well on our way.
Today, users tried out a new modification for the Samsung Captivate that “creates a VIRTUAL EXT2 filesystem inside the stock RFS filesystem on the internal SD card” of the Captivate. The so-called lag fix boosts I/O scores by around 800% according to the Quadrant benchmarking application.
And, just days ago, users over at XDA-Developers saw the first overclocked kernel for the Captivate. Made by developer AJerman, this 1.2 GHz overclock kernel will boost your performance by around 15-20%.
With these two fixes in place, we saw consistent 2500+ Quadrant scores, far surpassing the capabilities of any other phone to date. The Motorola Droid X has recently been overclocked to allow for ~1350 scores on Quadrant.
Unfortunately, the overclock kernel contains one major bug: a wake-up lag that stalls the phone for three and a half seconds before waking up from standby. And, the ext2 fix is nowhere near perfect. The ext2 filesystem is far too unstable according to some developers who prefer to execute this fix using ext3 or ext4.
Still, it’s amazing to think that we now have phones that are benchmarking scores twice as high as the Nexus One with Android 2.2 Froyo’s JIT compiler. This phone should fly on Froyo.