While we all wait with bated breath for the new Nexus 7, Google has delivered a reprieve for those of us suffering slowdown or lag on the original.
Recently I wrote that you could get rid of this lag on your Nexus 7 by using fstrim. This solution unfortunately required root access though, and not everyone wants to go down that path.
Google seems to have solved this problem with the release of Android 4.3. Brian Klug of Anandtech today wrote in his “mini review” of the device that while Google built TRIM support into Android 4.2, it was essentially dormant. Android 4.3 now ensures that it is run daily as long as your device is idle with the screen off and above 70% battery charge.
If you’re running a standard, unrooted Nexus 7 be sure to install the Android 4.3 update when it arrives (and if you wouldn’t already do this, why not?) and let Google’s new optimisations breathe new life into your Nexus 7.
Have you received the Android 4.3 update on your Nexus 7? Did you notice any difference in performance? Let us know in the comments!