Thanks to the thriving nature of the Android community, most issues pertaining Google’s mobile OS take very little time to be fixed. The likes of XDA-Developers are key hubs in ensuring Droidsters can enjoy the smoothest possible experience, on any given device, and Senior Member lambgx02 has come through with the Seeder Entropy Generator to prevent persistent gaming lag on a deluge of Android devices, notably the Nexus 7. Details after the break.
Now, there’s little doubt that the Google / ASUS Nexus 7 has been a revelation since releasing in the middle of last year, and in combining a powerful quad-core processor, slick operating system, and a buttery smooth UI with Android Jelly Bean 4.1, it’s not surprising to see the tablet still selling by the tens of thousands. However, despite its overt strengths, it also has its fair share of shortcomings, and one of those shared with other Android devices is that of the gaming lag.
Lest we forget, the whole point of Project Butter post-Ice Cream Sandwich was to declare all-out war on lag in general, and while most Android users had learned to grin and bear it, lambgx02 has come through with a very impressive solution.
In his own words:
I was experiencing significant lag as we all do from time to time, and decided I was going to get to the bottom of it. After tracing and debugging for hours, I discovered the source of 90% of Android’s lag. In a word, entropy (or lack thereof).
After a little digging, he has come through with an easily installable workaround, and games reportedly run much smoother once installed. What’s more, you needn’t be a modding expert to enjoy this smoother gaming experience – the installation gets about as complicated as flashing a zip file in recovery.
Although this works like a charm with the Nexus 7, it also reportedly reduces the lag issue on a bunch of other Android smartphones and tablets, so if you feel your gaming experience is somewhat restricted, check out the links below.
If you’re a Nexus 7 user, you’ll want to check out the official Nexus 7 thread over at the XDA forums, and if you own a different Android device, please check out this alternate thread.