nexus 7

Since its announcement last year at Google I/O ’12, the Asus Nexus 7 has been one of the most popular tablets on the market.  Unfortunately, there has been one major downfall of the famous tab – it was plagued with bugs.  The biggest bug that irritated most users is that over time the Nexus 7 would get increasingly slower and almost become unusable.  Last week Google started pushing the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to all of the Nexus devices including the 7.  The users who have updated their tablet have reported that theirs are running faster.  Now, people have figured out why that is so.

Brian Klug, an author at AnandTech has discovered that the 4.3 has enabled TRIM support on all of the Nexus devices that have received the 4.3 update. What this means is that the Nexus 7 will be able to maintain its’ storage better and make the device faster because of this.  For example, if you downloaded and then deleted a file, the tablet would tell you that there was that space available for your use but the tablet would think that there was something still taking up that space.  The tablet constantly keeping tabs on non-existing data is what made the Nexus 7 as slow as it was.

Now that TRIM is telling the eMMC controller to stop watching the deleted data on the Nexus 7 and other Nexus devices, do you see a speed improvement on your devices? Let us know!

Source | AnandTech


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Justin Duino

Justin Duino

(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
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