Would you like a quick way to see the specs of the hardware on your Android smartphone or tablet? Want to know real-time details of how much of your CPU, RAM, or storage space is being used?
For this and other system information here’s a free app to try. It’s our old friend CPU-Z. A long-time favorite of Windows users, the app is now available for Android systems. It works on Android 2.2 and above. The figure shows an example of the Interface. There are four tabs to display different kinds of data. The figure shows the System Information tab. Here is a brief description of what each tab shows:
- SoC (System on Chip): CPU information, architecture, clock speed for each core, CPU load, GPU information
- System information: Device brand and model, screen resolution, RAM, available storage, other hardware information
- Battery information: Charge level, status, temperature, voltage
- Sensors: Acceleration, magnetic, orientation, light
I have tried it on a smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich and on a tablet with Jelly Bean and it worked fine. The app can be downloaded at the Google Play Store by searching for CPU-Z. The actual link is here,
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