I can’t find one person who has been using the Nexus 7 for an
extended period of time, and hasn’t seen a massive downgrade in
performance. Just what kind of downgrade are we talking here? I
cannot pick up my Nexus 7 without experiencing problems like a lag
of ten seconds, or more, just to rotate the display; touches
refusing to acknowledged; stuttering notification panel actions;
and unresponsive apps.
I tried the basics at first, like a factory reset. I then moved onto
drastic measures, like rooting and installing CyanogenMod 10.1
(which I thought would surely fix everything, since I’ve used
faster devices with lesser hardware, and performance problems were
merely a lack of software optimization). And nothing seems to work.
My first-generation iPad from 2010 works just as well as the day I bought it. Actually, even better, because iOS has gotten better.