When Google announced their new Nexus 7 tablet to the world last week, they also gave us some insight into the latest Jelly Bean update, Android 4.3. They explained several key features to both the tablet and mobile OS, but it is only several days later that we have been able to gauge just what these improvements means to you and I.
Poor Nexus 7 performance over time — When you first purchased the original Nexus 7 last year the tablet was spritely, but over time the device would often slow down, even if you have had a clean up. This is now said to be a thing of the past thanks to some clever software built into Android 4.3.
During a recent test of the Nexus 7 2nd-generation model, AnandTech had found something rather interesting about Android 4.3, as it supports TRIM. In layman’s terms, this means the OS can now take control and tell the flash storage controller when it needs to collect or even recycle unused data pages, along with blocking them as well.
New Nexus 7 performance endurance — What this means is that your Nexus 7 will not slow down over time, and this also goes for the 2012 Nexus 7, once it has Android 4.3 installed that is. This is also the case for the Nexus 4 as well, so there is a chance to bring a renewed life into some of those aging Nexus devices.
Another good feature of TRIM is how it will scan every 24 hours in order to cleanup the mess that has been created during the day, but you will need at least 80 percent on the battery or 30 percent during charging from the mains for this to happen.
Having said that, we have heard reports that some Nexus 7 devices have in fact got slower since the update, and this is also the case for Nexus 4 owners since updating to Android 4.3. Have you experienced any issues since updating?