Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jun 2013 17:45 UTC
Google "I can't find one person who has been using the Nexus 7 for an extended period of time, and hasn't seen a massive downgrade in performance. Just what kind of downgrade are we talking here? I cannot pick up my Nexus 7 without experiencing problems like a lag of ten seconds, or more, just to rotate the display; touches refusing to acknowledged; stuttering notification panel actions; and unresponsive apps." Fully and utterly agreed. My Nexus 7 was blazing-fast and awesome for a few months, and at some point, it just started sucking. Just like that. I've tried loads of ROMs, and nothing helps.
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My experience with other Android devices
by vaette on Tue 18th Jun 2013 21:15 UTC
vaette
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This has indeed very much been my experience with my Android devices (Hero and Arc). They start out fast and reasonably fluid, and then somehow degrade over time. A reset fixes things, which I think is a large part of why with every custom rom a lot of people go "finally, it is running perfectly now!", only to not post when things degrade again a month later.

I see posts above suggesting that it is a flash storage issue specific to the Nexus 7, but I have to think, from my own personal experience, that this is something a lot of Android devices suffer from. I have no real clear theories why, but unfortunately it is one of those things that are impossible to tell in the store or upon the first-impressions review on crowdsourced websites, so it is a slightly hidden problem with a lot of devices.

I ended up on WP8 myself this time, which is a deeply flawed OS, that does, however, thrill me a bit with fantastic fluidity every time I pick up the phone, even 6 months after I first got it.

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