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Old 08-02-2013, 03:23 AM
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Android 4.3 is imperceptibly different than 4.2, but is apparently a little better optimized.
You should be able to upgrade your 2012 Nexus 7 to 4.3 (I have). Can you make a comparison of the two tablets running 4.3?
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:44 PM
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Yeah sure. I think I'm going to do a factory reset of the old N7 (8GB version with slow memory) just to make it completely fair. Then I'll do some side by side stuff with them.

I don't think its going to be much contest though. Multitasking on the new model is just so much better. Today I was syncing my Google music collection to the new device and the UI, task switching, etc stayed fluid. Even brand new the old N7 would start to lag if I downloaded a lot in the background, i guess due to the slow memory. For single task use like Chrome, I bet the difference isn't nearly so big though.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:24 PM
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You should be able to upgrade your 2012 Nexus 7 to 4.3 (I have). Can you make a comparison of the two tablets running 4.3?
I did some benchmarks tonight and theres basically no difference that I can see. Haven't done a full wipe though.

Subjectively it feels a little faster.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:38 AM
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I'm confused: did your benchmarks show similar numbers between the 2012 and the 2013 editions of the Nexus 7? That doesn't sound right.
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Sorry I misunderstood. I upgraded the 2012 tablet to 4.3 but it didn't really change any of the benchmarks.
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Old 08-08-2013, 04:23 PM
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Would you mind measuring the output impedance of the 2013 Nexus 7? RMAA results would be nice too, though I don't expect them to be audibly bad.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:10 AM
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Something is up with the 2013 Nexus 7ís GPS

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PhoneArena has spotted reports from users complaining that the GPS in the new tablet becomes non-functional after a period of sustained use, and only rebooting the tablet will bring the GPS sensor back from the dead.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:32 AM
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So I got one of these today, the first day of its being available here, switched it on, and it updated the system plus about 15 of the core Google apps - Maps, Chrome etc.

It's really nice - the screen is better than that of my Xperia Z.





Not quite as high a benchmark as the Xperia Z and just above the Xperia SP:


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After cleaning out some files and apps, I now seem to be getting a higher Antutu score of 20099 which is in line with the reviews.

I deleted Aldiko books since I now use Google Books almost exclusively apart from the few books I've bought on Kindle.

I'm not going to be upgrading this year - this tablet will do me for the next 15 months or so. There are rumours of a Nexus 8 with a 64 bit Intel processor inside, but the Nexus 7 really has all the power I need..it never crashes, and it played the Walking Dead flawlessly, a 2.25Gb game which I just completed.
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My Nexus7 (2012) is slow. It's how the memory is utilized in the tablet, and no reset or restore or wipe will change that. It'll be SLIGHTLY faster for a short time, but that's "short-lived".
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yeah mine was pretty slow but, i put cm 11 on it and changed to the performance governor and upped the minimum clock rate and it's alot faster than before. i only use it maybe 20 minutes a day nowadays so i could give two craps about battery life.
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My Nexus7 (2012) is slow. It's how the memory is utilized in the tablet, and no reset or restore or wipe will change that. It'll be SLIGHTLY faster for a short time, but that's "short-lived".
For what I use mine for, it's just fine. But sure, you compare the 2012 Nexus 7 to either of our phones, and it is going to be slow, no doubt. I don't do anything terribly demanding with my tablets, though, so I have no complaints.
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No problem for me most of the time. It's just sluggish @times when browsing the net. The input is wonky sometimes.

As for Cyanogenmod, I don't like it. I have stock kitkat & a custom launcher, so I have my tablet the way I wants it. Cyanogenmod is too frigging buggy!
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Has anyone tried this on the original Nexus 7?

http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...age-with-f2fs/

It supposed to massively increase flash memory performance. Was thinking of giving it a go.
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Just tried it running cm 11 and it didn't work and now I'll have to reflash completely. The setup process would just crash continually.
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According to the thread, you need to use a different kernel for CM11. I'll and find time to test it out with the stock firmware this week.
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I just followed the basic directions in the first post of the linked thread. Didn't go too far into depth.
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Well I just upgraded to the 2014 model. Pretty glad I did. I made it with stock for about 24 hours but decided to upgrade to cm11 because of certain features like adding a dedicated search and menu button and the ability to customize the quick settings panel. Can't tell for sure but scrolling seems a little less smooth in cm11 chrome. Anyone else comment on that?
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