Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 17:06 UTC
Google Back when I reviewed the Nexus 7, I mentioned that I was disappointed with Chrome for Android. It often felt slow, would hang, and typing in the address bar and input fields on webpages would lag. Scrolling wasn't always optimal, and sometimes, it would simply freeze up altogether. We're several months down the line now - has the situation improved for me?
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My experience
by henderson101 on Thu 8th Nov 2012 17:27 UTC
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Chrome has often been quite slow on my Nexus 7 (16GB, bootloader is still locked, stock 4.1.2 JB, installing apps from other sources "on".) But honestly, that has more frequently been because of the other processes running on the tablet. If one looks at the app list and kills all of the running apps (third soft button, swipe them all away) and then check the running processes and shut down crud like Facebook and such like, Chrome can be pretty speedy. The issue seems to be multitasking related for me.

EDIT: just tested.. buttery smooth with no apps running. The other issue I've seen is having too many tabs open, as they all run as a separate process (well.. do on Windows) and all load when the browser first opens. I don't sync my tabs in any way (past what Chrome does when you're logged in.) maybe that's another issue that causes slow down??

Edited 2012-11-08 17:32 UTC

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