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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by kurkosdr on Tue 18th Jun 2013 22:19 UTC
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Google has confirmed that the device needs to have a couple of gigs free in order to function fluidly. There was a columnist in some website (pcmag, pcworld, wired, can't remember) complaining about that. Too lazy to find the link.

Android is a junk OS, sorry fans. It consumes CPU and battery with a huge appetite, and it needs to "have some free space left" otherwise things get slugish (the Unix Haters Handbook wants it's lame filesystem back, seriously it had a complaint about that exact problem)

Also, all those adverts claiming "16GB" or "32GB" of storage without clarifying how much of it is free and how much of it you can fill up without slowing things to a crawl make some telemarketing frauds look like totally honest adverts. 'Till the class action lawsuit happens, things will get worse.

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by JAlexoid on Wed 19th Jun 2013 09:25 in reply to "Re:"
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It's a hardware issue. ASUS skimped on storage(did not include a proper buffer, like the 240GB SSDs actually have 256GB). The OS is not junk, just because the hardware manufacturer did not include something that the OS expects.

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by kurkosdr on Wed 19th Jun 2013 10:48 in reply to "RE: Re:"
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The OS is not junk, just because the hardware manufacturer did not include something that the OS expects.

Risking an OS war a bit, but shouldn't a mobile OS (like Android) have a filesystem designed specifically for flash storage (with a trim command and all), instead of using a filesystem designed for spin-up magnetic drives (ext4), and ask from the hardware to emulate a spin-up magnetic drive for it?

Generally, Android feels like a resource hog. It has the random slowness issue (everything runs fine, then suddenly everything slows down to a crawl for a couple of seconds, then everything is fine again), it consumers lots of battery, it occupies a ton of space because it needs seperate physical partitions for programs and user files like back in the days of old Unix (this is why the Galaxy S4 has so little user space, the rest of the internal storage is for apps).

Don't get me wrong, I admire Android for being the only true PDA from the big 3 (WP, iOS, Android), I just wish Google did more designing and less hacking.

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by No it isnt on Wed 19th Jun 2013 14:25 in reply to "Re:"
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Windows and OS X also tend to get slow when you fill up all the disk space.

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