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Nexus 7 2013 - Cheap but not the best option?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by t2adze, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. t2adze

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    Hey ALl

    I got this tablet, which is pretty nice as tablet, but the problem is that it is not stable.
    Sometimes it lags, sometimes it doesn't. I understand i shouldn't expect it to be butter-smooth like ipad air is, but still i am trying to get the best out of it, with no lag.

    Developer mode tricks- ALL DONE. Restartingbefore every flight.
    I don't know what else can i do.

    In developer mode i enabled usb debugging and disabled animations. Nothing else is installed on the tablet besides DJI go.

    Any other solutions?
     
  2. SnoozeDoggyDog

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    What version of software are you running?

    I run a Nexus 7 2013 with no issues (not the cellular version, I cache maps pre flight). No particular arsing about with it. Switch on, I get the usual "do I want to use dji or litchi", I select litchi and away i go. Turn off WiFi if you don't need it. Maybe go into apps in settings and see what's running, check memory usage. Also check how much free storage you have left
     
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  3. Reed L

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    Install 360 Security, run it right before the next flight and see if that does it. I don't turn off the tablets, I just run 360 and it kills all running apps leaving it ready to fly.
     
  4. Digdat0

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    I love my nexus ... I have three apps installed, a file manager, Dji go and litchi. Nothing else, it's dedicated to the phantom. Works great, never an issue.

    Have you done a factory reset and limit the apps you install?
     
  5. t2adze

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    Yes it is also dedicated for phantom. Only dji go installed right after fresh factory reset.

    Sent from my SM-G900FD using PhantomPilots mobile app
     
  6. Vertigo

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    Are you sure your problem is with the tablet? I mean, did you run it on the ipad, or are you just assuming its better on an ipad?
     
  7. t2adze

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    Im assuming. Its not terrible on nexus either. Its just not smooth as it was on s5.

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    What version of Android is it running, the bare minimum I believe is 4.4 kitkat, has it had jellybeans or lollipop updates?
     
  9. t2adze

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    I think i have updated it to the latest recently. (Sorry i dont have it with me atm to check)

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    Remember 3 years old is pretty dated the way technology moves! **** good tablet in it's day and still better than Apple lol.
     
  11. Vertigo

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    It's a nexus tablet so it gets early and many updates.. My nexus 7 runs android 6 marshmellow and I expect it will run android n soon enough
     
  12. cdronefly

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    I used one for a while - it is the best bargain (about $100 used) machine - that is, the later version of it.

    I now use my 6s iphone and ipad mini 2 (bought used....with cellular - about $230).

    I think it depends on whether you are a hobbyist or a perfectionist. For those willing to put up with some burps, the Nexus is fine.
     
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