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    Default Google Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 or 4.2?

    I'm new to the Nexus 7, loved the size since I previously owned an 7" toshiba thrive. I'm thinking of buying one from Amazon, they have the 16gb Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 shipped as well as an 32gb Nexus 7 with Android 4.2 shipped. Price for both are very similar.

    I have read that Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 runs very smoothly because there is Project Butter. I don't think Android 4.2 have Project butter from what I can read online.

    So, which version should I get? Hard drive space capacity is not an deciding factor as I don't plan to install a lot of games on it and that I can always transfer files to my computer hard drive.
    I want an Android version OS that run the smoothest and fastest, which I heard has been 4.1. While I heard people upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2 they would notice the Nexus slowed down dramatically after the upgrade.

    If The Nexus 7 came with Android 4.2 installed, can I downgrade to 4.1? By unlocking the bootloader? Is unlocking the bootloader let me install whatever Android OS version I want on my tablet and able to root it later? I am new to android rooting and unlocking, hopesomeone can tell me more, thanks!
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    Default Re: Google Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 or 4.2?

    most N7 comes with 4.2. these days and 4.2 has project butter. it would be stupid to not get 4.2 since it a lot better than 4.1
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    Default Re: Google Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 or 4.2?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikemike162012 View Post
    I'm new to the Nexus 7, loved the size since I previously owned an 7" toshiba thrive. I'm thinking of buying one from Amazon, they have the 16gb Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 shipped as well as an 32gb Nexus 7 with Android 4.2 shipped. Price for both are very similar.

    I have read that Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 runs very smoothly because there is Project Butter. I don't think Android 4.2 have Project butter from what I can read online.

    So, which version should I get? Hard drive space capacity is not an deciding factor as I don't plan to install a lot of games on it and that I can always transfer files to my computer hard drive.
    I want an Android version OS that run the smoothest and fastest, which I heard has been 4.1. While I heard people upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2 they would notice the Nexus slowed down dramatically after the upgrade.

    If The Nexus 7 came with Android 4.2 installed, can I downgrade to 4.1? By unlocking the bootloader? Is unlocking the bootloader let me install whatever Android OS version I want on my tablet and able to root it later? I am new to android rooting and unlocking, hopesomeone can tell me more, thanks!
    Umm 4.2 has project butter.

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    Default Re: Google Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 or 4.2?

    Just make sure that you turn of the sync for google currents. It seems to be causing lag problems in 4.2.2.
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    Default Re: Google Nexus 7 with Android 4.1 or 4.2?

    It's not a 4.1 or 4.2 question, it's a 4.3 question. When should original Nexus 7 owners expect it to hit?

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