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Here is why Android is laggy and why it’s going to remain like that in the near future

0. phoneArena 07 Dec 2011, 03:38 posted on

Have you noticed that Android is laggy? It is. We hoped things would change with dual-core processors and when we got the LG Optimus 2X in our trembling hands, the first phone running…

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posted on 07 Dec 2011, 03:49 30

1. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


my exynos gs2 is lagless so this is not completely true

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 04:09 13

10. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Amen!

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:55 16

45. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Here's what Andrew wrote that was omitted:

"Work on Android started before the release of the iPhone, and at the time Android was designed to be a competitor to the Blackberry. The original Android prototype wasn’t a touch screen device. Android’s rendering trade-offs make sense for a keyboard and trackball device. When the iPhone came out, the Android team rushed to release a competitor product, but unfortunately it was too late to rewrite the UI framework." (source: A. Munn's post on Google+)

Android was originally designed to compete against a BlackBerry!!!

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 17:58

116. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


um as with every other major mobile os... is this schockin news?

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:26 3

33. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


the article is not based on speculation or user experience.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:29 15

34. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


the article says that android will ALWAYS be laggy but how can that be true if the gs2 exynos models dont lag right now? gs2 proves that android can be lagless.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 09:28 5

71. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


but only through very powerful hardware. And who's to say it wont lag when it gets Ice Cream Sandwich?

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 12:01 1

87. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


my guts says ics will be lagless on the s2...Samsung just seems to know how to make a android smooth unlike others...also with one of the best processor and the fact that ics is more energy efficient and uses hardware acceleration I see no reason for it to lag on the s2 considering gingerbread does not have hardware acceleration...also I have tried ics aplha roms on the s2 and is super smooth so I will bet that the official one will be even better

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 07:41 12

49. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


my SGS2 is not laggy ! o.O

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 09:01 8

69. rendHELL (Posts: 304; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


that is So true....

go sammy!!!!....

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 09:49

73. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


Will it not be smooth if Android change this?

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 11:37 4

84. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


agreedmy galaxy s2 and all my friends galaxy s2 phones are lagless also. Working for a phone network i test alot of phones and i can say the galaxy nexus,htc sensations,sony arcs and many others are lagless.

This article is a surprisingly poor from PA,maybe some android jealously behind it

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 18:00 2

117. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


live with each of them for a year and i bet you anything they will all be lagging at the end.. testing a phone for a day to see if it lags is not really a great test

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 04:41

194. Retro-touch (Posts: 273; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


My Samsung Captivate is lagless with a custom ROM of course. Its a KK4 Samsung leaked ROM thats been tweaked but even with third party apps I'm amazed at its speed of operation. Most other ROMs have had lag in browser, for example.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 16:43 3

111. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Kinda hard to lag if your phone has no signal. ZING!

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 17:19

112. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


At least they fixed the bugs also its not all the galaxy

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 07:06 2

198. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


did miz just make an anti-apple joke??? lol

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 16:09

273. hepresearch (unregistered)


He did, and it was hilarious!

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 19:50

124. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@taz. I guess those google engineers don't know what they're talking about then :)

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 22:23

169. hepresearch (unregistered)


hmmmm... I guess gemini agrees with a Senior Programmer at Google when they have been discredited... even if he rips on others for agreeing with the guy... hah!

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 13:54

257. systamatics (Posts: 63; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


thats cause it has one of the ugliest UI in all android.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 03:49 7

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


First. And this is why Android will always be second best - because of the lag. It makes no sense to have dual core, tegra powered phones that still have lag.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 03:58 6

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


At least read the hole thing

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 04:11 7

11. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


First what? First troll I presume?

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 10:08

209. hepresearch (unregistered)


Indeed.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 04:14 6

12. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


You are not first, you are showing the mindlessness of iphone users... Just kidding =P, but there are many reasons why android is better than iphone other than lag, I bet a lot of people will name those for you, so I won't bother, and the reason to have dual core processors is to reduce the lag noticeably, even though it doesn't rid it completely, so it is still definitely worth having.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 04:31 4

20. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


if you tap and hold into the Safari window while it’s loading a webpage, the loading process stops, as UI rendering has the highest priority and takes over. The result is that the webpage will not load until you lift your finger off, but the UI will remain buttery smooth all the time. Android has a radically different approach - it will try to maintain a reasonable response rate for the UI and load the webpage, but often the framerates would drop causing a visible lag.
Sounds like a dumbphone.

posted on 10 Dec 2011, 16:25

315. Smokn04cobra (Posts: 22; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


Forgive me if I am not understanding the point behind this...If you are able to "tap and hold the safari window to stop the webpage from loading and allow the UI to run buttery smooth" If you are in the safari window and you stop a web page from loading then won't you be starring at a webpage that isn't loading and a screen that isn't changing so I would assume that there aren't any parts of the UI that you would be able to see run "buttery smooth".

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:37 2

38. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


i cant stop laughing about this bullcrap..

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 08:14 3

58. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Once again Miz, you love to be first even when you are second.

And yes, i'm referring to you thinking the iPhone is the best as well as your pathetic need to claim "first".

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