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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.

posted on 23 Mar 2015, 19:44

66. dhinged (Posts: 9; Member since: 30 Oct 2014)

It's three years later and Android is still known for it's laggy scrolling and still behind iOS in performance, especially in comparable hardware specs. Even if this were programmed in C++, Android would still be inefficient because of the way they handle priorities (user interaction is still not given highest priority over background processing like iOS), and the only way to fix it properly is to rewrite it at a level that will break compatibility with older phones and cause years of transition, so Android is basically locked into sub-par battery-draining performance inefficiencies and issues regardless of hardware for the indefinite future.

It doesn't matter what anybody says, real-world performance is the truth, and Android has always lagged behind iPhone in performance and responsiveness and always will. I could believe everything these guys are saying disputing this intern and that doesn't change how Android phones I've tried behave. Google doesn't put the user first, and Project Butter is a bunch of workarounds for a fix Google was too afraid to implement and almost incapable of doing now.

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