Originally Posted by PatNY
This is exactly what happened to a lot of Samsung phones in the early days of Android. They would be fine when first bought but once the user loaded a lot of apps on it and used it for a few months, lagginess and lockups would occur. So methinks it is more a symptom of early Android than of anything else. With later flavors -- ie, ICS and JB -- the OS is a lot smoother. Initial reports of the Aquos Pad from the few hands-on reviews report no issue with responsiveness.
Of course, this is all moot for many of us if the Aquos Pad won't be sold outside of Japan. To get it gray market would probably be cost-prohibitive. But should the device be a success -- at least in terms of its battery life -- then it may have very good and major implications for the rest of the tablet market going forward, assuming Sharp will continue to develop IGZO and produce it for other tablet makers.
The problem with the samsung phones had nothing to do with android it was with the flash chip memory. Samsung used its own file-system as well as a controller that would use different part of the flash memory with every write. I have one of those phones am still using it actually. Later version of the same phone with different chips don't have the same problem