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Google Currents may be causing lag on Nexus 7 running Android 4.2

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Google Currents may be causing lag on Nexus 7 running Android 4.2
Some users have been complaining of pretty bad lag on their Nexus 7s ever since updating to Android 4.2, and there is an unofficial fix if this problem is happening with you. Apparently, some people are finding that the lag issue may be caused by Google Currents, but this can't be 100% confirmed because neither ASUS nor Google has acknowledged that there is a problem. 

You shouldn't be surprised that the diagnosis and fix both come from the great community over at XDA, where it seems that users have found that disabling background syncing for Google Currents should clear up any lag issues that you're having on your Nexus 7. So, if you're having the problem, just pop open Google Currents, tap the menu button (the vertical ellipsis), go to settings, and uncheck the "Enable background sync" option. Alternatively, you can go to your device settings, and the Google account settings to disable Google Currents sync. 

Let us know if you've been having problems, and if this helps, give some kudos to the guys at XDA. And, keep in mind that disabling Google Currents background sync will affect the 3 of you out there that are using the Currents Daydream.

source: XDA via Droid Life

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posted on 26 Nov 2012, 20:57

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Then i don have ir cruz I do not like currents .... Man I'm lucky

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:08 2

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


whats google currents actually lol

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:41 1

20. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


An app used to gather up news into one place

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:59

6. iWorld (Posts: 85; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


It consumes too much battery power

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:40

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Its not that, I just don't like how it looks so I disable it, I like flipboard better

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:21 1

3. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Get rid of it.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:29 2

4. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


as i have said in my previous post... i had a great lag on nexus 4... i ditched iphone 5 .. but i am getting my iphone 5 back.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 22:12 1

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2433; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


how about just wait for an update or quick bug fix instead of loosing patients so quick? there are alot of other benefits that android has bro

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 22:18 2

9. syedzain (Posts: 174; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


yah have to do it.. coz if changing the phone... i have to pay more.. what the F dude.. its really annoying changing phones. But i like the way android provides open source. First time i am using android will wait this month and then decide what to do.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 22:56

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2433; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


yea man cuz you should know by now that things move pretty quick in terms of bug fixes......well not all the time but yea just wait it out and see how it goes :)

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 00:21 1

13. loyals (Posts: 129; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)


same here bro ....bought galaxy nexus 2 months back....switching back....i'm getting ip 4s again.....

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 03:39

18. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


You know..... It is very easy to code just for an icon board without proper features ;-)

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 21:52 1

5. yusufucuz (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)


I have the same problem with my nexus 7. It was much smoother before the update. I don`t understand it anyway. Updates should fasten devices usually. And Nexus 7 is a Quad core, high spec device. It is so disappointing.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 22:02

7. guest (Posts: 93; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Had the problem before 4.2 because I had 3 google accounts. After I disabled background sync it was much better.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 22:23

10. MC1123 (Posts: 1240; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


what the heck is google currents? s it some kind of storm! :P

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 23:18

12. Jodabro (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Awesome, and been so annoyed by this since the update. I major kudos to XDA, they have been there for me many times. It's working so far. I got instant results.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 01:23 1

16. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Sigh .. Google, what a way to f!ck things up.. -.-

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