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    Default Slow Nexus 7

    Over time my Nexus 7 becamee very slow. I couldn't find a cause, so I did a factory restore, and all was as good as new. Now about 3 months later, it is getting very slow again. Is this normal? Does Android get slow over time like Windows? I don't have THAT many apps installed. If Android doesn't normally do this, is there a way I can track down what is causing it without doing another factory restore? I installed a process monitor, but nothing stands out to me as an issue.

    Thanks,

    Mike
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    You could try clearing the cache in recovery. Turn off the N7, then hold vol down and power to get to the bootloader screen. Use the vol up/dn to get to the recovery choice, press power to select it. Clear the cache, then reboot. There are also cache cleaner apps in Play store.
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    I have this EXACT same problem. I really don't know what the problem is. There are things it does fine, like running apps etc, but a few things are always laggy, like screen rotation, sometimes chrome, switching apps, etc.
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    I don't think there is much of a fix that lasts permanently. Clear the cache, run the lag fix app and that fixes mine for a day or so then it gets laggy again. Agree that it's very frustrating

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
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    Yeah, my nexus 4 doesn't get laggy at all and that is kind of why I was wishing for a new N7 to be announced at the IO. I guess I will just be waiting until later this year.
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    Thanks for the replies. So is the general consensus that this is an Android issue? That is, not Nexus 7 specific? I thought that Project Butter was supposed to address this.
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    Yeah, it seemed that some of the effects of project butter were lost from 4.1 to 4.2. I was really hoping for 4.3 to be announced at the I/O in the hopes of this getting fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diknak View Post
    Yeah, it seemed that some of the effects of project butter were lost from 4.1 to 4.2. I was really hoping for 4.3 to be announced at the I/O in the hopes of this getting fixed.
    I'm still on 4.1 and have never had any lag issues...also waiting for the next version to see what the consensus is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diknak View Post
    Yeah, it seemed that some of the effects of project butter were lost from 4.1 to 4.2. I was really hoping for 4.3 to be announced at the I/O in the hopes of this getting fixed.
    Yeah I hear that. I was pretty disappointed.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
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    When I try to get into Recovery mode (in an attempt to clear the N7's cache), I boot as explained, use the volume buttons so that Recovery Mode is highlight on screen, pointing at the Power button. When I then click the Power button, I get the big Google logo for a number of seconds, then I get the error message which says "No command". Any idea why this might be? To get out of this state, I have to hold the Power button down for maybe 7 -8 seconds, then it just reboots normally. I never get to any option to clear the cache.

    Thanks.
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    Last Friday I wiped and did a fresh install of cm10.1 on my tablet and a couple days later, still running strong. Much improved. I mean it's not flawless, but it's usable now. Has a little ui lag, otherwise it's almost as fast as my Nexus 4 now. And I only have 4 gigs of storage remaining, but it's not affecting the speed.

    Thought I'd share that might help you guys out!

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
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    the Nexus 7 lag issues is terrible. I had it on 4.2.1 and then the 4.2.2 upgrade seemed to fix it.. But for only a few days. One of the reasons why I sold it for the new Nexus 7. Although I went iPad Mini instead since Google didn't announce anything!
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    Remember Project Butter is an on-going effort. It will continue of many versions of Android.
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    Suggest you try experimenting with a few different launchers. That's what I did and I'm on Nova now, with no lag.
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    I use Nova launcher also. I'm on 4.2.2 stock rom, rooted and I have no lag and it doesn't slow down. I do turn it off every few days for a fresh start.
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    This has happened to my Day 1 Nexus 7 16 GB.
    Very disappointing. Thought maybe it had to do with only having 2-3 GBs of storage left.
    Sluggi.sh, unresponsive, it rebooted itself recently
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    Full wipe, because it works! Try it!

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
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    yeah, I might do a full wipe after the next update, which is rumored to be June around 10th.

    It's a shame that we have to wipe the device to make it fluid.
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    Nexus was lagging, so I did the above- Noticable increase in performance with Google Currents disabled, installed Nova Launcher and now next to 0 lag. Highly recommend you try this before a full wipe.

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