downgraded to kitkat and it works fast and fine. dont need to upgrade the os. the point was to buy a nexus to ensure OS upgrade compatibility but i was told the HW could not carry over to the next OS ergo they made the 2013 version or 2nd gen nexus 7 with beefier specs.
Anonymous, 23 Jan 2017You paid that amount for the first generation Nexus, sorry but you were ripped off. Ever since I upgraded to Marshmallow, this tab has been giving me headaches. A very annoying lag when selecting an app, battery life greatly reduced, charging time greatly increased. Finally I reverted to back Kit Kat, and the tab is behaving beautifully again.
However, now I had this annoying reminder that there was an update, that I didn't want, and I couldn't find out how to make it go away. So, I installed Slimkat 4.44 Rom, and so now my Nexus 7 2012 and I are happy for the immediate future again.
lletob, 07 Jan 2017Four years old, away from home use for about 4 months per year. Frequent poor performance. Rec... moreYou paid that amount for the first generation Nexus, sorry but you were ripped off.
Four years old, away from home use for about 4 months per year. Frequent poor performance. Recently unable to switch on when fully charged and now seems will not charge or switch on. Tried lots of on line advice to no good effect. In my opinion a waste of £189. So much for all the marvellous things said when it was launched.
Me, 20 Sep 2016My one Is Catching wifi So SlowIf the battery is too low so that when I connect cheger is not charging what can I do since it has non removable battery
tom, 15 Nov 2016where can i buy a touchscreen for a Nexus 7 in Durban, Kzn< S. AfricaYou can try on aliexxpres.com, but be carefure to order the same numbers that are on flat cable.
Hello Petkovic, screen can be found on aliexpress, just be sure what is the correct name of the model, because the placement of the screws. Separation of touchscreen from LCD and frame is very hard, so I advise you to look for replacement for whole front (LCD+digitizer+front frame).
Recently my Nexus 7 got silly..it play Videos at all . Tried everything in Vain..any help?
I purchased it recently ( though a second hand )
It works fine..
One suggestion.. if its got Jelly Bean android verson.. try not upgrade to kitkat or lolipop.. it will slow down... Keep it the way its...
I find it cool..
I still have my Grouper.
Combination of "pure Nexus 6.0.1 ROM" + "f2fs file system" + "Greenify app" + "SkyNet mod" and using light apps instead of heavy ones (like facebook mobile site on opera mini instead of that crappy facebook app) makes Grouper usable again.
I bought a nexus 7 about 3 years ago, but last year it seemed to pack up. In the last couple of days my son seemed to get it going, so I thought a good idea would be to revert to factory settings and start anew. Now it is unable to recognise my wifi, so will not do anything.
any ideas out there.
I bought the 2012 Nexus 7 in 2014, so far had zip problems with it. Upgraded to Lollipop 5.1.1 when it came out and it lagged and froze like crazy. Eventually after reading many blogs and days of pondering, i eventually huffed and puffed and did a factory reset.
Works just as good as new.
That said, I am thinking of the 2013 version now, any recommendations?