My nexus was perfect...

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by wolstonc, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. wolstonc

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    But lately its been lagging a bit, most notably when I use the home button. All of the widgets will take a second to load, usually appearing 1 at a time. I've tried rebooting to clear out background apps but it doesn't help. I don't think its a rogue app because most of my apps are in the top 10 on the market. My phone didn't always do this, only the last few days. Anyone else experience this? Its a minor inconvenience but a bit embarrassing when I try to show it off to the gf

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    I would delete all the widgets, clear the cache and data from the launcher and re-install all the widgets.
     
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    Have you tried a simple restart? Mine was lagging like crazy. I thought it was an app so I started uninstalling a bunch of apps but it just got worse. It did feel like a bad memory leak but once I restarted my phone, it was smooth as can be. I really hope this is something that can be fixed. I don't want to have to restart my phone every week just to have it running smoothly...
     
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    I second what oliver said. I reboot my phone every morning and to me it makes a world of difference.

    And would definitelybe good to try what samiusmc suggested as well.
     
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    I have a cronjob reboot mine every Mon, Wed, and Sat, just in case.

    It is a computer. Sometimes apps don't release memory as they should, sometimes an app can run wild, and sometimes the OS can try to over compensate.

    At work I have my Oracle and Informatica servers reboot weekly for those reasons.
     
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    Sounds like a memory leak to me. The most infamous one I can remember was back on Windows 2.1.
    Will likely be fixed with a patch to ICS.
     
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    agreed. Rebooting is great and since this phone only takes about 30 seconds to come back up I do it all the time.

    I am still in awe of how quickly it happens. Tbolt was just dreadful.

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    Look at the individual Apps in your Settings menu. I've found apps I thought were closed by swiping them away to still be running and I had to force-stop them there.

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    If your running any battery saving app will cause that deleted all of mine now my phone is wicked fast.

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    120 hours and going strong.
     
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    If it takes a long time when you press home, that means that the Launcher was forced out of memory - autokilled by Android. This was a major problem with the Droid - with only 256mb of ram, it didnt take long to run out of ram. With 1GB of memory in the Nexus, that *should* be a rare occurrence (give it time, though. A year from now we'll be saying how lame it is only having 1GB of ram)! Android is intelligent about what it kills. It's going to kill things that have no background processes first before it tries to kill your launcher.

    This means that you have either a lot of other things in memory, or one or two very large things in memory. Download a task-killer (I know, crazy, right?) and use it to determine what the offender(s) are. I'm a fan of Watchdog, as it can watch memory and cpu use in real time. It's not a program I'd keep around - I'd just install it and use it for debugging this problem, then get rid of it. Chances are there's some random game or app you installed that is programmed poorly and is just wasting memory sitting around (or leaking memory!).

    It's the blessing and curse of Android. You have the power to do whatever you want, which means that you're kind of at the mercy of whatever the app developers want if you want their apps. Pandora, for example, will sit in memory even if you never load it. Kill it and it comes right back. There's no reason for that! Figure out which app is the problem and uninstall it.
     
  12. wolstonc

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    I said in the first post that I rebooted it several times guys ;) I have never messed with the launcher nor do I have any idea on how to mess with it. I'll try looking at a task killer, as I don't use any right now. But I still don't understand why it persists after a fresh restart

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