Originally Posted by AntimonyER
I think the key there wasn't so much that it was a Nexus, but that Jelly Bean was a huge step forward for Android. It finally had a UI as smooth as iOS (which is impressive considering how much more versatile it is). My DNA is equally smooth and fast, and I am thrilled with it.
The important thing is that you are happy. So glad to hear it!
In my case, the Galaxy Nexus was the key. Jumping from a device based on the HTC Hero, running 2.1, and 256 MB of RAM and a nearly 4 year old processor at this point, the Nexus was an incredible jump hardware wise.
Although yes, Jelly Bean made tons of improvements performance wise. Like I said, huge jump from 2.1, although I dabbled in a few Froyo and Gingerbread ROMs on that old phone.
EDIT: It does make me wonder how much iOS has been improved since I got rid of my iPod Touch 2G.
I remember there being this nasty bug in iOS 4 where if you loaded a web page that was too big, it actually crashed the entire device and it would reboot. It crashed the web browser on my Eris, but all I got was an application not responding error.