Thanks for your response Brad.
I’ve upgraded to the latest and using nativescript 2.5.2 tns-core-modules 2.5.1 tns-android 2.5.0, is seems somewhat better.
To further test it I’ve tried a new simple app, started from Grocaries template and just navigation to a page with side drawer, and back button. It works ok mostly, but sometimes it doesn’t, and this is strange. After navigating to the page and back home few times in a row, sometime 2-3 times and some other times 20+ times, it gets to the point where it just freezes for 1-2 secs.
Also, I’ve tested ‘Examples NativeScript’ app from the store on a device. It seems ok on iphone but the navigation from main page to other pages is really slow on Android and… sometimes exhibits the same ‘freeze’ effect. Just play with it, clicking the ‘conference agenda’ page and hitting ‘back’ several times and you might notice it. The navigation is slow enough to not feel like a native app, and this is a problem.
I like NativeScript, and also willing to wait for v3 on April, but need to know that these concerns are known and addressed.