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Your old Nexus 7 running slow? Android 4.3 brings a fix

0. phoneArena 29 Jul 2013, 05:43 posted on

The original Nexus 7 tablet released by Google and Asus in mid-2012 was a ground-breaking device at its extremely low…

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posted on 29 Jul 2013, 05:46 5

1. hung2900 (Posts: 779; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Luckily this time the Hynix's NAND flash is much better on N7 II than N7.
The NAND choice of Asus detroyed almost all of its 2012 tablets with terrible I/O,

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 06:20 1

4. yowanvista (Posts: 299; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


The first Nexus 7 featured relatively cheap nand chips with a controller which was bugged. You can't expect decent performance from cheap flash storage.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 11:56

12. azfar (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Is the lag issue on oldgen nexus 7 resolved for anyone? I still see no happy oldgen owner after this update?

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 06:09

2. amiaq (Posts: 403; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


bloody about time!! cheap parts!!

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 09:24

11. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Cheap price, cheap parts. Don't know what else you were expecting...

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 06:14 2

3. jdoee100 (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I guess people are blaming samsung's NAND for this, but at least two things do not make sense. First, samsung provides NAND to many devices and companies, but N7 is the only one that seem to have this problem. Second, before the software update, N7 ran fine. But after the update, N7 started having problems. I don't know whose fault it is, but these two things make me wonder whether it was the samsung's fault but rather a bug in android for N7.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 06:31 3

6. hung2900 (Posts: 779; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Samsung's NAND is one of the best in the market right now.
The stupid NAND flash inside the first gen N7 is made by Hynix's . The flash chips (also made by Hynix) of transformer series are even worse (very very terrible I/O)

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 06:25 4

5. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Good thing fstrim works on my phone with LagFix Free~

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 07:44 1

7. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


Yup they had an app for that.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 08:41 1

8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2524; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Cool, they are so fast.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 08:46 2

9. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


still no update for either nexus 4 & nexus 7 in Lebanon.
is there any schedule for when the update should reach this region?

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 09:02

10. iGeek (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


They are here dude check again ! All my android fans friends are updating their nexus's now :)

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 01:59

18. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


still nothing...
i wonder why?!

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 13:17

15. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7726; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I manually pushed the update to my N7 four days ago. 4.3 is a lot snappier than 4.2.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 02:01

19. rabih_z (Posts: 45; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


that's why i need it bcz my N7 performance has been slowing for the past couple of months

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 11:56

13. azfar (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


Is the lag issue on oldgen nexus 7 resolved for anyone? I still see no confirmation from any oldgen owner after this update?

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 13:18

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7726; Member since: 14 May 2012)


There's no stutter or lag on the 4.3 update in the N7. I can confirm this. The only bug I have is I can't download or update any apps through Google Play.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 14:06

17. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7726; Member since: 14 May 2012)


UPDATE: Some N7 users have had trouble with the Google Play store. Remove the Google account and add it again and everything should work. Hoped this helped anyone who was experiencing the same problem.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 12:41 1

14. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 984; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


As LeBron James said when he won his first NBA Title "Its about damn time" lol

Ive had problems with my Nexus7 recently and cant wait to update my tablet to android 4.3 to resolve this issue. Google has 2 tablets that can beat the competition when it comes to price, hardware, and reliability.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 09:04

20. uxgent (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


totally fixed mine.

had to rebuild the thing with the adb tools to really have it working well but 4.3 has definitely fixed it

=> github.com/johnantoni/fastboot-adb

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