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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, 20:46

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


Seems like a good one that even some ios fans agree. But haters will hate and trolls will troll

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 18:57 1

120. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Hey, dips**t, an excuse is a reason given for something which others perceive as negative, like "Apple only sues everyone because they want to protect their super special IP." I wasn't giving an excuse for Android having lag. I was saying why the lag isn't a dealbreaker for me.

Take your stupid flame war elsewhere.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 19:55 1

127. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


And you felt the need to write a long essay just to say it's not a dealbreaker? Nice :)

Looks more like excuses to me :)

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 19:59

129. hepresearch (unregistered)


ummm... maybe if you stopped looking so much and actually read it and let it sink in. What is your excuse, gemini?

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 06:38

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


His excuse is that if Apple wanted to stick an iPhone up his ass, he'd bend over before they could even ask him. That's his daddy, you can't talk bad about his daddy.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 02:35

187. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Just because you don't have the brainpower to comprehend a message that's not constrained to 140 characters doesn't mean you get to be smug about it.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 08:50 2

207. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Everyone was wondering where taco50 has been?

My guess: changing screen names to 530gemini and making the same fishing statements to erupt meaningless arguments.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 09:03 2

208. remixfa (Posts: 14263; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


gemini has been around for quite a while. he's always been this bad, but normally taco has been worse.

taco is on a "forced vacation" from the site until further notice. its been over a week now, so maybe its permanent. he was coming under new name after new name (which all seemingly got blocked). Maybe they just finally banned his IP. Dunno. Not sure where gallito went. maybe he just thought it wasnt as much fun without taco to troll with.

either way, up until gemini popped back in, its been nice n quiet and respectful for the most part.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 10:25 2

212. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


+1 to you sir. My thoughts exactly.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 16:07

271. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


well as for me i didnt read the whole love letter as why sniggly loves Android.. all I know is that if the whole world gats an ipad... he wouldnt just because is an Apple product... so i know he will backpedal and commit his love for Android... i will finish now. i dont want to pull a sniggly and bored you guys to death.. i do it in 30 words or less...

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 16:15

275. hepresearch (unregistered)


hahaha... gallito just pulled the 'fart and run' maneuver... hilarious!

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 04:32

23. andrew1953 (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


God forbid is there agreement amongst the panel that Symbian should be brought back if it can be paired upto a 2.66 Quad Core processor.Just to think they were that close-nearly sent them bankrupt but what the hell.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 04:41

24. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Is this the reason my Galaxy Spica (i5700) lags? :D

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 05:31 2

27. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


My phone has Android 2.3.6 installed and occasionally I notice a very slight stutter, although not enough to cause concern.

I have a question though, has the way the OS treats UI rendering in ICS been changed or not?

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:09 1

31. Glim12808 (Posts: 394; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Have just finished reading the article of Andrew Munn and can answer my own question, no ICS has not been rewritten primarily because of the amount of work involved also in rewriting of all the Apps.

But there were a lot of other things done to alleviate the slight stuttering so in the end, it really doesn't matter much.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 08:15

61. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


2 words: hardware acceleration

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 05:43 2

28. JayRaj (Posts: 54; Member since: 31 Oct 2010)


Munn says,"Android is the only mobile OS left that existed pre-iPhone." Are u kidding me! Android came a year after iPhone...

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:19 3

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


Android had around a year of development prior the iphone release

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 08:16

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


Android was released after the iPhone but technically started development before.

Of course Apple is so secret with their stuff they very well could have been developing iOS before they announced they were... but if you research the dates TECHNICALLY Android was first.

EDIT... Dammit proto I didn't see your post... lol

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 05:57 1

29. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


There is NO I REPEAT NO Android.phone that doesn't lag, when you pinch to zoom on he Touchwiz 4.0 UI, it lags, in a way sadly, Miz OS right, there is NO point in dual core processors of lag is still noticeable.

The smoothest Android UI out there, without a doubt, is Sense 3.5 on the Sensation XL, it runs at like 120fps and is amazingly smooth.

That's quite a feat considering the Sensation XL has Adreno 205 graphics, but if HTC can do it I don't see why the other manufacturers cannot.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:37

37. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


that pinch to zoom is not implemented as well as sense pinch to zoom and in everyday use any android phone would lag more then the gs2 because of the gpu

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:39 1

39. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


and its actually to edit your homescreen that samsung use like to remove or add screen not to navigate

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 11:58 1

86. sgogeta4 (Posts: 394; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


ROFL stop living in denial. Sense is the worst UI in terms of resource hogging...

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 12:14

229. TalkingTechy (Posts: 97; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Technically, with your wording, Sense is the BEST in terms of resource hogging.

But it is the WORST in resource sipping.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:33 1

36. xray174 (Posts: 85; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


the thing is every os lag some more then others no perfection :P

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:42 2

40. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


But since ICS has full Hardware acceleration, then shouldn't we expect Android to be lag free from now onwards...........???

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 06:42 4

41. remixfa (Posts: 14263; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Important notes from the articles, for those that are about to troll to be aware of


1) even the article says that Android predates iOS. Get over it.

2) lag is due to multitasking. it tries to load and move at the same time.. where iOS will stop EVERYTHING to let you move things at a buttery smooth rate. A web page will load under your fingers if your in android.. the web page will NEVER load if your moving the page around in iOS.

3) its like we've been saying this whole time. android does more at any given time than iOS, which means its dividing up its system resources more. iOS gives priority to pomp and sizzle.. Android just wants to get the job done. Pick which is more important to you.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 08:26

63. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 219; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


Yea it gets the job done but its at a slower rate. I believe that sometimes android has to many things running with a small amount of RAM.
Giving these phones quad core processors doesn't make the phone that much faster, but invest in a new type of RAM technology that works well with the processor and maybe we could see an improvement.
remember..IMO...

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 08:35 4

64. remixfa (Posts: 14263; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


WHAT madness are you speaking?

1) slower rate compared to what? a high end android beats an i4s at nearly everything

2) dont buy cheap phones and u wont have RAM issues

3) how many Quadcore android phones have you played with? last i checked they didnt exist yet. :)

the right software makes all the difference. My nearly 2 year old SGS1 is buttery smooth and I'll put it up against any crapdragon DUAL CORE phone, even though its just a single core device. Android is fine, its the manufacturers the mess it up.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 18:30

118. ojdidit84 (Posts: 458; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Beg to differ with you on your Snapdragon jab. Had the Epic 4G (rooted, optimized, custom kernels and such) and it's nowhere near as snappy as my Evo 3D which is also rooted, custom kernel, etc.

We all know that you're VERY MUCH SO partial to Samsung and their phones/SoC's but you get a bit ahead of yourself sometimes.

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