The Motorola XOOM is looked upon by many as the only challenger to Apple’s dominance in the tablet market.

It’s the first dual-core Android Honeycomb powered tablet to market that has already received the root treatment but today has been subjected to a few kernel tweeks, overclocking it to run 50% faster than its default setup.

News of the impressive feat comes via the ever-talented members of the XDA-Developers forums, where one of its members coolbho3000 posted that he had managed to overclock the XOOM’s Tegra 2 processor to such an extent, it will more powerful than Nvidia’s recently announced Tegra 2 3D processor.

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Instructions are posted on the forum detailing how to overclock the XOOM, requiring a flashed bootloader and root priviledges. As always, we don’t recommend you try modifying your device as it will invalidate your warranty and could brick your device.