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    Default Are your N7's still Buttery Smooth?

    I don know if it started after the recent updates or if it could be because my screen started lifting, but my nexus 7 has been pretty choppy lately. Choppy zooming in and out on articles, scrolling threw articles and apps like notes, etc. Finger scrolling is also a pita because when I drag my finger across the screen it seems to react less than desired. My iPhone 4S and the wife's kindle Fire (1st gen) both are way easier to flick around. Has anyone else experienced similar issues lately?
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    How often do you do a complete power off and power on cycle? I find that Android devices tend to get kind of sluggish over time if you don't do a shutdown/restart, just like PCs.
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    It was buttery smooth on 4.1, when I first upgraded to 4.2 it was unbearably laggy so I did a factory reset which has made it quicker but still nowhere near what it was on 4.1. It's really disappointed me to be honest. I gave up installing custom roms after moving to Nexus devices (I just can't be bothered anymore) but 4.2 has made me consider going back to it.
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    I got the device just a few weeks ago and immediately upgraded to 4.2, so I don't have any point of comparison. However, I find that the tablet is incredibly smooth and I am very happy with it.
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    Mine is running great, no lags or other issues.
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    If I download any more applications, my device gets noticeably slow. I have about three gigabytes free.

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    If I include audio performance, the N7 is not even close to "buttery smooth". Even with local music files just playing through the speaker, there are random audio dropouts. When I use Pandora (super fast connection) it skips way more. When I use BT, both local music and Pandora have far more dropouts. If I USE the N7 for something while music is playing, the dropouts are numerous to the point of music isn't fun to listen to. On my Note 2, I can stream Pandora thru BT all day long, use all the internet apps as much as I like and there isn't ANY dropouts. My N7 has been reset several times...

    For this reason, I give my N7 an overall "C" grade. If it weren't for the audio issues, screen ghosting, and periodic slowdowns that I've mentioned before, it would be great. oh, and the lack of color saturation is another issue for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diknak View Post
    I got the device just a few weeks ago and immediately upgraded to 4.2, so I don't have any point of comparison. However, I find that the tablet is incredibly smooth and I am very happy with it.
    What he said
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    Had it shortly after release. Always been smooth, but I don't task to hard on it.

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    everything is relative. Because I have a Note 2, the deficiencies of the N7 have become far more apparent (not that the issues I mentioned earlier went unnoticed prior to my Note 2 purchase).
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    I reset mine once every day(it gets shut off after reading at night). Interesting you mentioned how much room is on the device. Ill have to check mine when I get it back from Asus. I believe that I should still have a TON of room though since I don't have anything on it except apps.
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    Nope. From a fresh reboot it lags when opening apps, selecting anything, which includes using the keyboard, has a delay. Minimizing apps lags and it stutters when scrolling through the desktop. Bluetooth is horrible in 4.2 with bad audio stuttering and has a delay in YouTube. Can't do anything while downloading, streaming or anything that taxes the hard drive because the Nexus slows to a halt. This is my first and my last Android device so I'm just waiting for a retina display ipad mini to be announced.

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    I have kept mine running 4.1.2 until I hear the problems are resolved. As far as lag and Android in general goes, based on Y experience with my last Froyo tablet of you get bellow X amount of of free memory the device will lag. X depends on the device. My wife's kindle fire got lagging real bad. I showed her how to remove the billion apps she had on it that she wasn't using and it runs great now. In your case that doesn't appear to be the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jairusz View Post
    Nope. From a fresh reboot it lags when opening apps, selecting anything, which includes using the keyboard, has a delay. Minimizing apps lags and it stutters when scrolling through the desktop. Bluetooth is horrible in 4.2 with bad audio stuttering and has a delay in YouTube. Can't do anything while downloading, streaming or anything that taxes the hard drive because the Nexus slows to a halt. This is my first and my last Android device so I'm just waiting for a retina display ipad mini to be announced.

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    Return it, you've got a defective unit, most likely something wrong with flash memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruger141 View Post
    I don know if it started after the recent updates or if it could be because my screen started lifting, but my nexus 7 has been pretty choppy lately. Choppy zooming in and out on articles, scrolling threw articles and apps like notes, etc. Finger scrolling is also a pita because when I drag my finger across the screen it seems to react less than desired. My iPhone 4S and the wife's kindle Fire (1st gen) both are way easier to flick around. Has anyone else experienced similar issues lately?
    Download watchdog and make sure you don't have an app that is misbehaving. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...aGRvZ2xpdGUiXQ..
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    I have noticed that my nexus was very smooth on 4.1(when you could not rotate to landscape) when I went to 4.2 the lags started to come. I suffered through it for a while then I started experimenting and I turned off auto rotate and my lags have stopped. I hope that helps.

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    Mine still runs buttery smooth. Yes, there are occasional lags, but nothing that's detrimental to the performance. I've read that it tends to lag and freeze when you get below the 3 GB available storage threshold, and if that's true, I'd say that's a software issue that DEFINITELY needs to be remedied in a future patch or OS upgrade. Also, if true, that would explain why mine still runs smoothly as I still have a lot of avaiable storage because I don't keep music and video files saved to the device itself (I either use the MP3s storaged on my Bionic or I stream my Google Music library on the N7).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eduardo06sp View Post
    If I download any more applications, my device gets noticeably slow. I have about three gigabytes free.

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    Yeah same thing with both my 7's


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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
    If I include audio performance, the N7 is not even close to "buttery smooth". Even with local music files just playing through the speaker, there are random audio dropouts. When I use Pandora (super fast connection) it skips way more. When I use BT, both local music and Pandora have far more dropouts. If I USE the N7 for something while music is playing, the dropouts are numerous to the point of music isn't fun to listen to. On my Note 2, I can stream Pandora thru BT all day long, use all the internet apps as much as I like and there isn't ANY dropouts. My N7 has been reset several times...

    For this reason, I give my N7 an overall "C" grade. If it weren't for the audio issues, screen ghosting, and periodic slowdowns that I've mentioned before, it would be great. oh, and the lack of color saturation is another issue for me...
    4.2 screwed up Bluetooth + Wi-Fi streaming. I've noticed skipping with Netflix and Pandora. Podcasts skip until buffering has finished.

    It's been more than a month since the update came out. I would have thought this would be fixed by now.

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    Today I went to two stores and played with the Nexus they had. Both tablets were updated with the latest software but they were noticeably different in performance. The 1st one was nice, with the smallest flick of my finger it glided through screens, and was generally pretty smooth. The 2nd Nexus though was like mine and I had to drag my finger a good ways for screen transitions. Also a couple times I would swipe and the screen wouldn't move just like mine does.
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    I have been telling all my friends how I feel I have the perfect balance with an iPhone for my Phone and an Android(N7) for my tablet. But that might be changing cause I may just get an iPad Mini for its much smoother experience. This Nexus is feeling similar to driving a car with crappy brakes, where every time you use them its jittery and annoying. The Mini I played with today was like a brand new car with perfectly smooth breaks and that much more enjoyable.
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    I'd greatly miss the customization and tinkering that you can do with the Nexus 7. iPads are smooth and reliable, but you can say the same thing about a Toyota Camry as well.
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    I love my Camry Hybrid.
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    Mine running smooth as the day I got it no lag here.

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    When I upgraded to 4.2 I noticed a definite increase in lag, especially when multitasking and app switching.
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