December 5, 2014 at 5:43 pm #44483
So far I’ve yet to receive the Lollipop OTA update, and frankly I’m not that bothered after reading about it all but ruining the performance. Has anyone with a ’12 actually had the upate? And if so, has it rendered your device unuseable?December 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm #45494
My N7 2012 has updated to android 5.0 Lollipop, as has my N4 2013. I’ve just got an N9 so together it’s like 3 little bears ;-)
The phone and 9″ are fine. The N7 is OK, but can be a little slow. But it was anyway before the update, and has remained so even after a factory reset. I think it’s just showing its age.
At some point I’ll probably do another reset then look very carefully at what content I want to replicate on it, and what apps I really need on it.
IMHO, the update isn’t going to ruin an otherwise sound device, but could show up issues on a tablet getting on a bit.
HTH.December 23, 2014 at 8:09 pm #45609
Just joined, lollipop as crap on 2012 nexus 7. Don’t do it it slows up reboots when it wants to and anything to do with videos just don’t run, when I’ve asked for help google never answer. This has been going on weeks the computer experts I have spoke to can’t be sure going back to kit kat will work.January 17, 2015 at 7:02 pm #48759
I agree with ‘marksd’January 25, 2015 at 3:53 pm #48904
I wholeheartedly agree with marksd. Android 5 has made my 2012 Nexus 7 virtually unusable.Its now unbearable slow or it just freezes altogether.January 27, 2015 at 8:48 pm #48935
I’ve just had a frustrating time thanks to Lollipop. 4.4 had already made my tablet sluggish, but 5.0.2 nearly had me planning a Charlie Hebdo visit to Google. I first tried a cache partition wipe (and what a faff that was!) before going for a factory reset.
Despite backing up my tablet to Google servers I still lost many of my apps and data, but at least it seems to have cured the problems for the moment. That said, I have decided NEVER to buy another piece of Google hardware.February 1, 2015 at 12:28 pm #49039
Having same problems with my 2012 version have also done the cache partition wipe, slight improvement but still pretty bad.
Considering buying an IPad mini 2, always said I would never buy Apple stuff.February 1, 2015 at 1:39 pm #49040
It’d have to be a cold day in hell before I ever bought anything beginning with i.
Had to when my daughter wanted an iPad for her birthday. Nearly killed me.
As I said above, the update isn’t going to ruin an otherwise sound device, but could show up issues on a tablet getting on a bit, as mine is.
My main use is now on an N9 so I can live with it.February 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm #49043
It feels a cold day in hell trying to use the Nexus7
Is the Nexus 9 any good?February 1, 2015 at 6:32 pm #49046
Mark, I’ve had it two months, and love it. I use it with the official folio keyboard. Mine’s no issues, but early samples had mixed reports of light bleed and case flex. Mine hasn’t. Of course the main thing is they’ve changed direction a bit on pricing. 32Gb tablet and keyboard/case and I spent £500+. But I do love my Nexus stuff :-)March 3, 2015 at 5:41 pm #49440
DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT (getting my drift?) DO NOT upgrade your Nexus 7 (2012 model) to Lollipop. Couldn’t have chosen a better name myself. It sucks…big time. Mine crashes all the time. Apps take for ever to load, or just don’t load at all. Battery life is greatly reduced.March 3, 2015 at 7:51 pm #49441
As I said before, the update isn’t going to ruin an otherwise sound device, but could show up issues on a tablet getting on a bit, as mine is. I did a factory reset after 5.0.2. It’s fine, but mostly I’m using its bigger brother now. For what the N7 cost me I’m not going to expect much more than 3 years use out of it.