I decided to give my Asus a facelift. There were two things I did:
- Factory reset. It's not helping much though. However Asus is now the very same device which I started to use year and a half ago.
- Google Now installed. Every device with Android 4.1 or later are allowed to download Google Now app from Google Play store. The Start screen now has the "Google looks" with 2D icons.
- Tweaked which apps run on start. Wiped out some of them to save some RAM-memory.
Is it any better now? A bit. Browsing the web is more comfortable than before because pages load much faster. I recommend the above steps to anyone with a slow Android-tablet.
Asus MemoPad 172v with Android 4.1
and Google Now installed