1. BigG422's Avatar
    I have noticed recently that when playing videos or games there is a slight but noticeable stutter every five seconds or so. I noticed it the most with games like riptide and shadowgun. The funny part is when I first had the nexus 7 before I believe the 4.1.1 update I ran right through riptide with no hiccups, so I'm guessing its a software thing. Everything else runs very smooth, it just seems like its anything is using hardware acceleration at all. Anyone else having this problem?
    07-18-2012 10:01 AM
  2. U2Bono269's Avatar
    I had this issue with Netflix. I tried an episode of Futurama and it was grainy SD and choppy. It lasted for the first 30 seconds or so of the episode, and then the video suddenly cleared, switched to what looked like 720p and streamed smoothly. It was odd.
    07-18-2012 10:33 AM
  3. tHErACEcAR's Avatar
    My nexus 7 (4.1.1) has the same issue. All video playback (netflix/youtube/local) stutters every 7-8 seconds. It isn't a router/network issue because it happens even with wifi disabled while playing locally stored video (Transformers). I did not test it with 4.1 prior to updating to latest build. Any ideas?
    07-19-2012 07:31 PM
  4. 1812dave's Avatar
    That's not odd. I've used Netflix on many devices and it's not uncommon to start a movie with it looking bad. Then the data stream begins catching up and the pic improves

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    07-19-2012 08:58 PM
  5. hardrada's Avatar
    Go into Settings then Developer Options and check Disable HW Overlays,
    this seems to fix the issue.
    DigitalKnight likes this.
    07-20-2012 05:05 AM
  6. Vap1d-'s Avatar
    Only game I have had a problem with is heroes call.. random lockups.. sound stuttering and then a lockup. Yes pretty graphics but annoying..
    07-20-2012 07:36 AM
  7. tHErACEcAR's Avatar
    Another thread on xda showed this to be a rotation control app conflict. Uninstalled Orientation Control app and stutter is gone.
    07-22-2012 07:31 AM
  8. lostmarine's Avatar
    Also try turning on Force GPU rendering under developer options.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    07-22-2012 10:19 AM
  9. DigitalKnight's Avatar
    Go into Settings then Developer Options and check Disable HW Overlays,
    this seems to fix the issue.
    Is there a way to get that option to stay after reboot? This fix also seems to fix my web browsing scrolling and makes it much smother. Is there more info on this?
    07-23-2012 06:02 PM
  10. scarper86's Avatar
    The stutter is definitely caused by the Ultimate Rotation app on my Nexus 7. I uninstalled it and everything is perfectly smooth again. I hope the developers fix it with an update soon.
    07-27-2012 01:27 AM
  11. DirkBelig's Avatar
    My first defective (bad screen) N7 played back Transformers fine. I could skip around the timeline and it would start within a second. However, my replacement unit is a disaster: it spins the circle for 10-15 seconds then the audio stutters and the video is a series of stills at 5-10 second intervals. I cleared the cache, rebooted, tried starting at the beginning, toggling the force GPU options in Developer Settings; nothing works. I don't have any rotation apps loaded. What to do?
    07-28-2012 01:52 PM
  12. Amy Pooley1's Avatar
    I have the android note 2 and on he game dungeon hunter 4 it keeps stuttering i have done eveything in the developer options but still no change. Can anyone help me.
    06-03-2013 02:36 PM