Looking to replace my "old and busted" with a "new hotness"

hbquikcomjamesl

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(And yes, the "Men in Black" allusion is intended.)

I've had the same early-model Nexus 7 since 2012 or 2013. It's slow, and requires frequent restarts, and finally letting it update itself only exacerbated the problem (seemingly by weighing it down with functionality I neither need nor want).

Yet, when I look at other Android tablets of approximately the same form-factor, the specs don't look a whole lot different from that of the Nexus 7: about the same amount of storage, about the same processor speed, and about the same amount of working memory.

Can anybody shed some light on the apparent lack of progress, and/or recommend a replacement?
 

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Most manufacturers have given up on making powerful Android tablets, and Google themselves have largely abandoned that form factor. The only manufacturers that make powerful Android tablets these days are Samsung (which doesn't make a tablet smaller than about 9") and Huawei (and I'm sure you know about the problem with Huawei devices these days when it comes to Google services). Lenovo makes some decent midrange tablets, but they're heavy on the Amazon tie-in.
 

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I did notice that there seems to be a fair amount of unnecessary (and indeed, in some cases explicitly unwanted) synchronization going on. Like synchronizing Google Play Books to my "other devices" (there are none to synchronize with!), and possibly multiple redundant synchronizations of other things. Getting rid of the more obvious ones did improve my response time.
 

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