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Android 4.3 implements TRIM, breathes new life into old Nexus 7

07/30, 6:54pm

New utility optimizes file structure, fixes performance on first Nexus 7

While Android 4.3 at first glance contained few outward-facing improvements, reports have surfaced that the new revision has implemented a SSD maintenance routine, TRIM, responsible for controlling which storage blocks are not currently in use by the file system. This implementation has revived some previously poorly functioning original Nexus 7 tablets, and has boosted performance in other devices.

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Problem reports from users about Google Nexus 7 tablet accumulate

06/18, 8:31pm

Root cause unclear, problem possibly multifaceted

Reports have begun to surface of widespread, but not universal, issues with the Nexus 7 tablet made by Asus for Google. According to reports from early adopters, a possible combination of power-sapping software updates, the Android lack of support for the SSD TRIM command, and potentially poor-quality storage or RAM are taking a toll on some users devices prematurely.

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