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

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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Nexus 7
  • Display 7.0" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 4325 mAh



1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

2. wendygarett unregistered

whats google currents actually lol

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

An app used to gather up news into one place

6. iWorld

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

It consumes too much battery power

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

3. imkyle

Posts: 1114; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Get rid of it.

4. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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

9. syedzain

Posts: 175; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

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 :)

13. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

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

18. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

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

5. yusufucuz

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 26, 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.

7. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

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

10. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

12. Jodabro

Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 01, 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.

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

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