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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ESalter, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. ESalter

    ESalter Lurker
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    I've had an ASUS TF300 for a few months now and have had nothing but trouble with the apps. When I turn it on after being off for a while - as long as a couple days, random apps will open and close, the settings screen will open and close several times, the home screen will jump around, etc. It's bizarre. It calms down after several minutes, especially while email syncs. It's not quite as bad when I have the tablet connected to the docking station and I use the mouse or pointer - it works a little better. But everything is way worse when I disconnect the tablet and use on its own. The screen is not very responsive, apps that I don't touch open, apps that I try to swipe close will open instead of closing. Very frustrating. I've updated the software and I finally did a full factory re-boot last night and re-installed everything. Same problem.

  2. MrB206

    MrB206 Android Expert

    Please don't take offense when I ask, but are you familiar with how android works?

    Android keeps apps in cache that you use the most but if you don't have a list yet or use many apps the same duration, it will randomly cache them into memory, then kill them as ram is needed. If you find trouble apps, freeze them. If you don't use it, freeze it and it won't cache.

    Basically, it's a million times smarter than Windows, so don't be concerned with apps 'running' or cached... The Os will kill them if it, needs the memory.
  3. ESalter

    ESalter Lurker
    Thread Starter

    No offense taken. I have an Android phone and don't have the same problem. I always close out of the apps when I'm done with the tablet, so why would they open randomly upon startup? And why would the tablet work better in the docking station (used most of the time) rather than in a stand-alone state? What do you mean by freezing apps? Like I said, the settings tab will launch and flicker on/off during startup, particularly when the system is downloading emails (synced with 3 different accounts). And the home screen moves.
  4. MrB206

    MrB206 Android Expert

    I can't speak to the dock, as I don't use one, but if I had the same issues as you, I'd probably restore stock with one of the recovery tools. It sounds like the OS isn't jiving with the hardware and a reflashing can sometimes fix that.

ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Forum

The ASUS Transformer Pad 300 release date was April 2012. Features and Specs include a 10.1" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, and Nvidia Tegra 3 T30L processor.

April 2012
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