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"Android can never be as smooth as iOS" myth busted

0. phoneArena 25 Jan 2012, 05:14 posted on

Two months ago, a Google intern kicked off a discussion about why Android is often laggy: a sore point in the hearts of Android fans, and gave what seemed like a pretty legitimate explanation…

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posted on 26 Jan 2012, 01:30 2

54. BlazinEmperor (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


Are you guys trying to say that Android doesn't lag? Hang? Do random restarts expecially when u recieve a call? iOS is way much heavier than Android, it looks glossier, apps work & look better on it & HD games are buttery smooth. My dad bought a Galaxy S2 last year & it started lagging & doing random restarts & hard resets, Do you expect my 55yr old dad to start digging round the internet for a Lag Fix or Custom ROM? No! So he returned the phone & he got an iPhone4s & he's very happy with it, though itz signal strength is great, so I adviced him to import a Nokia 701 @ $350 & they both work great for him.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 01:31

55. BlazinEmperor (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


I meant "signal strenght ISN'T great"

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 01:37

56. BlazinEmperor (Posts: 35; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)


In US, most people above 30yrs don't care about mobile OS, they just want an iPhone or a Samsung. in Europe, they just want a Nokia or an iPhone, same in Asia... Android only caters to the youth, but it could be much better if Google adds much effort, if Android doesn't evolve & shed off it's bad reputation, then 2013 might be tough on it.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 08:48

65. furious00 (Posts: 2; Member since: 23 Sep 2012)


Great...the myth was busted. But guess what?

It's almost the end of 2013 and Android is still incredibly laggy!!!!

I jumped-ship from iOS to my first Android device (HTC One) and after 5 months, I'm looking for a buyer. I gave Android a shot. I rooted my phone. I installed multiple ROMs (always looking for one that gave me a sense of satisfaction) and now I'm ready to throw in the towel and head back to the OS I never should've left (I had big screen lust).

In the end, owning an Android phone is what made me a HUGE iOS fan.

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