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    4.2 bug in Android? I hate the iPad and Windows(8) What should we buy now?

    For some time there is a commotion about a bug in the FW of Ardroid tablets.
    First that came up was the Nexus-7 which got very slow after some time. (1 year!)
    It seems to be a memory problem, and appears in v.4.2.
    After that, more tablets seem to have the same bug.
    I'am beginning to ask myself if my Asus transformer 300 has the same problems?
    Because it's getting worse in time.
    Slow reactions, slower turning the screen, and slower reacting on touching the screen etc.
    I have also very slow browser actions and scrolling problems.
    There was a option to change that behaviour, by filling up the tablet, and after that, emptying it again.
    I though there was a app to do that, and more. (I used it with no succes)
    You could do a control on the tablet with an app called 'AndroBench'.
    If the 'random write' is under 0.2mb/s, you could have got the bug.
    If the Asus transformer 300 has that bug in 4.2 too, why hasn't the FW repaired yet?
    I don't like Android anymore, and i hate the iPad and Windows(8)
    What should we buy now?
    Last edited by birdyzz; 07-15-2013 at 01:01 AM.

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    The Nexus and the TF300 have one thing in common - they were both built by Asus. Now, people rave about the N7, and I think my TF300 is pretty good in spite of the bugs, but, if you want tablet heaven, go Samsung. They build great stable devices. I have the Galaxy Note 10.1, and it's incredible, always super smooth and fast. I have the GN2 for a phone, as well. You don't have to abandon Android.
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    Have you done a Cold Boot lately? Many folks find this "clears out the cobwebs' and accumulated debris in various app and system caches. Many report doing a Cold Boot will speed up the tablet's response time. I suggest you give that a try. The Cold Boot procedure is outlined in a link provided in the Master Help Guide, which you'll find in my Signature below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdyzz View Post
    For some time there is a commotion about a bug in the FW of Ardroid tablets.
    First that came up was the Nexus-7 which got very slow after some time. (1 year!)
    It seems to be a memory problem, and appears in v.4.2.
    After that, more tablets seem to have the same bug.
    I'am beginning to ask myself if my Asus transformer 300 has the same problems?
    Because it's getting worse in time.
    Slow reactions, slower turning the screen, and slower reacting on touching the screen etc.
    I have also very slow browser actions and scrolling problems.
    There was a option to change that behaviour, by filling up the tablet, and after that, emptying it again.
    I though there was a app to do that, and more. (I used it with no succes)
    You could do a control on the tablet with an app called 'AndroBench'.
    If the 'random write' is under 2mb, you could have got the bug.
    If the Asus transformer 300 has that bug in 4.2 too, why hasn't the FW repaired yet?
    I don't like Android anymore, and i hate the iPad and Windows(8)
    What should we buy now?
    It is not a bug it is the memory cards used by Asus that causes the slow benchmarks . Other manufacturers do not have the problem and it is not an Android problem although Android does have problems . I think you should do as Barskin advised and check out other products if you are tired of Asus . If ever I have the need for another tablet I would seriously consider a Windows device which in my opinion will have the versatility I would like and less invading of my privacy like with Android .

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    Hi birdyzz

    Given the content of your thread, I have added detail to the thread title & moved it to our cross forum General Discussion area so it can get a wider response for you.

    For what it's worth, I broadly agree with all the posters here (other than going for a Windows device) - I don't think Android is the issue, per se. One of the phones we have is a very low budget Huawei Y300 running virtually stock 4.1.1. It only has 512mb RAM, yet it is stable, smooth, reliable & has run every app I have thrown at it.

    All the best

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    I did cold boots until my hands frooze off.
    Cold boots aren't the solution to every problem here.
    I did more than one factory reset, without any improvement.
    In the news was spoken of a bug in 4.2 and a (cheap?) memory problem (Nexus-7)
    I did the fill-up and emptying of my card.
    Did not help.
    The only thing left is going back to 4.1, and that's a lot of work.
    Why isn't there a hdd backup image bitbybit app for Android?

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    I've noticed my TF300 isn't as quick as it was on 4.1. Seems like it only comes up when too many processes run at once, ie. app updates while running another app. I absolutely hate Samsung's TouchWiz interface and I doubt I'd buy any of their products. My girlfriend has been using the N7 since it was released and has noticed no lag. I think ASUS's choice for amount of RAM hasn't been robust enough and the Tegra 3 processor isn't as great as once thought.

 

 

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