Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th May 2015 21:49 UTC
Android

Today Google announced that it has officially expanded Android One to Turkey. The launch represents the program's debut in Europe, and brings the total count (so far) to seven countries. Android One, which Google unveiled last September, aims to spread affordable smartphones throughout the developing world. The devices run a close-to-stock version of Android, though up until now the hardware has been somewhat underwhelming.

Do we have an Indian readers with Android One devices? How has the experience been?

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RE: Pretty good device
by patrix on Wed 13th May 2015 05:42 UTC in reply to "Pretty good device"
patrix
Member since:
2006-05-21

Regarding the 2012 N7, the performance problems are not at all generally related to Android updates, but rather to Asus cutting corners and using some low-quality flash storage which slows down to unbearable level after some time.

Everyone's 2012 N7 has the same issue eventually, and no matter the tricks (clearing cache, using a specialized flash-optimized filesystem, reinstalling ROMs, different ROMs, etc), it always slows right back down to unbearable.

My N7 has sat unused for months now, I don't even want to try selling it because I would feel bad about giving these troubles to someone else...

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RE[2]: Pretty good device
by Ithamar on Wed 13th May 2015 07:56 in reply to "RE: Pretty good device"
Ithamar Member since:
2006-03-20

Regarding the 2012 N7, the performance problems are not at all generally related to Android updates, but rather to Asus cutting corners and using some low-quality flash storage which slows down to unbearable level after some time..


Although I technically agree, there is no denying the problem is much worse with Android 5.x then it ever was with 4.4. When downgrading to a factory image of 4.4 performance comes back to 'acceptable levels', instead of the dog-slow 5.x performance.

Again, I agree with it having to do with cheaper/older/crappier flash storage, but the difference in performance hit between <5.0 and >=5.0 _is_ very noticeable....

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RE[2]: Pretty good device
by Lobotomik on Wed 13th May 2015 07:59 in reply to "RE: Pretty good device"
Lobotomik Member since:
2006-01-03

It is unbelievable how much slower the N7 2012 feels with Lollipop. It has sunk from fine to almost unusable.

The N7 2012 has always had POS Wifi, but the behavior with Lollipop is intolerable. Connections show very low signal strength and continually drop out, to come back only after a minute, while my cellphone enjoys a perfect connection in exactly the same conditions.

Edited 2015-05-13 08:00 UTC

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RE[2]: Pretty good device
by jgfenix on Wed 13th May 2015 12:00 in reply to "RE: Pretty good device"
jgfenix Member since:
2006-05-25

Have you tried changing /data to f2fs? Some people say that it makes a lot of difference. I used it in my Asus TF700T and it improved quite a bit.

Edited 2015-05-13 12:08 UTC

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