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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, 21:14

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

Flicker was not on the android market until recent

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 21:14 2

158. hepresearch (unregistered)

BTW, I did not say battery efficiency is a bad thing. I just do not think it matters a whole lot to people who realize that the less power-efficient phones typically come with larger batteries to compensate...

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 23:36

306. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Uploading to facebook faster has more to do with your network connection. Wife can do it faster on the 4S over wifi than Verizon 3G.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 21:02 2

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

Oh no gemini says you can upload multiple pictures and they upload faster becaue its an iphone and despite having the lowest data speeds it can defy physics and upload instanly on multiple places at the same time. She misses the point of the argument at all.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 02:42

189. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@proto. Are you suffering from stml? You told me earlier that the reason why the iphone uploads photos fast is because we're probably loading a single photo. And so I replied to you, chipmunk brain (chipmunks have very short memory), that no, we're uploading multiple photos, and it does not take forever to upload that we would need our iphones to notify us that upload has been completed when we switch to another app like you said you do with your android device :)

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 06:39 1

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

Now I get the chipmunk brain? Ha! Also is it so bad that I get to see when my pic was uploaded? I can click and jump diectly into my picture from my notification bar, it just works ;) Im just saying I dimply can do a lot of tasks and get live feeds of whatever Im doing in the background without even having to swich to the app at all. But you will read this backwards again and call me more names. :)

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 11:34

221. hepresearch (unregistered)

hahaha... gemini just called somebody chipmunk brain? That is especially hilarious coming from the guy who claims to have a 1-bit brain incapable of multitasking on any level... LOL!


posted on 08 Dec 2011, 11:49 2

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

thats funny, because my android phone auto uploads every photo i take without me having to do anything within seconds of taking it. the miracles of multitasking and cloud sync will never cease!

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 11:53

226. hepresearch (unregistered)

you should take a picture of this thread... you know, for old time's sake... it will sync into the cloud seamlessly, while you are otherwise multitasking, as a reminder for all time and memorial of our entertaining posts today with gemini...

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 11:50

225. hepresearch (unregistered)

You are failing at keeping track of who said what... and, whether intentionally or not, you are also conveniently trying to put extra words in our mouths... how do you keep track of it all for yourself? How do you prevent yourself from contradicting yourself? Do you use a database? No, too complicated for someone who cannot multitask... do you use a spreadsheet? Wait, I've got it! You don't care... you just let the contradictions happen and roll with it! And try to convince us that WE are the ones who contradict ourselves... hilarious!

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 20:56

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

I have already used iphones as far as iOS4 goes. Nice try tho. Not gonna put effort on replying whats not worth it

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 21:01

151. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@proto. So why are you saying that the iphone needs to reload a page eveytime you switch to another app? It does not reload the page.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 21:05

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

If you are holding multiple task the browser will reload. Tired of seeing it on 3GS 3G and iphone 4

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 02:44

190. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@proto. Liar. I browse the web all the time with my iphone, stop and do something else, and when I get back to my web browser, it's exactly where I left off.

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 10:20

210. hepresearch (unregistered)

... this previous comment brought to you by gemini, whose brain is supposedly constrained to a 1-bit connection with everything else in the rest of his body... I hope the processor is a fast one... LOL!

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 11:37 2

222. hepresearch (unregistered)

gemini, apparently you have never launched a sufficient number of tasks to observe the behavior. My brother demonstrated it for me on his 3GS back when he had both that and his MyTouch 3G... I witnessed it for myself. You just falsely called proto a liar because of your own failure to actually test the capability limits of your precious iPhone.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 19:32 1

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

Clearly your simpleton brain can only handle one thing at a time.

I'm sorry.

We aren't all as dumb as you. Get over it.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 20:11

131. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

No iamcc. Clearly I am clinically educated as to how the human brain works and you are not. Neurology 101 baby. The brain cannot multitask. You think that it can, but it can't. But of course fandroids are from a different planet, so I can't speak for your anatomy :)

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 20:22

134. hepresearch (unregistered)

Haha... remind me not to take this Neurology 101 that you took. If your brain did not multitask, how in the world would your heart beat, your lungs breath in, your stomach digest your most recent meal, and somehow still allow you to type your posted response? You do make me laugh once in a while... LOL!

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 21:06

154. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@hepsearch. The brain, your intestines, your pancreas, your lungs, your heart, etc are different organs. My goodness. The brain does not digest your food, lol.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 21:12

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

Brain controls hundreds of task at the same time. You just arent aware of if. The does nervous system ring any bells?

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 02:53

192. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

The brain does control tasks, but it does not mean it executes the tasks all at the same time. The brain is able to jump from one task to another that it may seem like it's multi-tasking, but it is not. It's merely jumping or switching between tasks quickly. The brain does send commands, but it does not necessarily mean that it performs the task. True multitasking means, one entity performing multiple tasks simultaneously. Google it :)

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 06:47

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

You can cook and talk on the phone at the same time or walk while getting dressed. :p thats multi task

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 10:24

211. hepresearch (unregistered)

WOW! Frightening level of ignorance... scary, or hilarious? More on the scary side, me thinks...

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 11:14

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

for her to understand human multi task he must also understand computer multi task Humans can multi task just around a similar way your computer does, the only difference is that instead of brain your computer uses calculations.

but she is an ignorant trying to be right, no worth the time

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 21:19

160. hepresearch (unregistered)

Hehe... he... HAHA! Who all just read that... and understood the context? I totally just LOLed and had to wipe half of my drink off of my screen...

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 07:09 4

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

speaking as a person in the middle of obtaining a medical degree.. your so full of it your not funny. the brain is completely wired to multitask at all times.
Do something for me. think about breathing, while holding both arms in the air.. now wiggle your arms while looking around the room. do you know how many tasks you just did at one time? frikkin troll.

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 19:47

123. hepresearch (unregistered)

ummm... more than you can count, apparently. You may not realize it, but your iDevice runs only a few functions at a time. You can do the basics... play a little music, surf the web, text message, take a call... maybe a half-dozen operations or so at any given moment. Android, on the other hand, does everything all at once with fairly equal priority, including the automatic updates and preset background tasks, as well as running the virtual engine of the OS... all at the same time... and we are talking about... oh... I am not so sure you can count this high... okay, 40 to 60 operations at any given moment. Granted, your iDevice looks real smooth in the process (it is true...), but it is providing huge chunks of limited high-priority processing power to the same operation that, on Android, is occupying a much smaller sliver of up to twice the total processing power, and at normal priority on top of that. For doing so much, Android does not look half as bad as it could.

Bottom line: if I took an iPhone 4S today, and somehow managed to run Android Gingerbread or ICS on it with the existing processor, it would indeed look horrible and force-close all over the place. However, if I took a Galaxy S II today, and decided to port iOS 5.0.x to it with its existing processor, it would run smoother than smooth... and then Apple would sue me for running iOS on a non-iPhone smartphone that actually has a flat front screen that is surrounded by a narrow black panel and a thin bezel!

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 20:20

133. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@hepsearch. Hahahaha, it does not matter. IOS approach is seamless on the front end and it saves more power. That results to better power management and os stability. Who cares if you can run 1000 functions simultaneously in the background? Is that necessary to the user? No. So why waste all of that energy and compromise performance for something that is so impractical? Just so you can boast about it?

I am writing this comment using my ipad, and if I need to do something else, and go back where I left off, my idevice can do that seamlessly with less power consumption. No need to reload either. And that is bad because???

posted on 07 Dec 2011, 20:36

137. hepresearch (unregistered)

What if it IS necessary for the user to run a lot of simultaneous functions... better yet, what if it is what they WANT to do? What you are saying is that, because YOU deem that ability to be unnecessary, YOU do not think that OEM's should produce a product capable of that ability. Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but the world does not revolve around YOU!

If better power management is your thing, that is fine. If OS stability is your thing, that is fine. Those are YOUR preferences. Just because those are YOUR preferences does not mean that YOU need to get on here and actively belittle those who do NOT share YOUR preferences!

So if it is impractical, unnecessary, or wasteful, then YOU declare that it should not be produced? I am SO glad you do not run things around here...

I never said that your iPad was bad. In fact, I am more likely than ever to go with an iDevice if I ever actually needed a so-called smartphone... because I am not likely to go back to being the OS-modder I once was, and in my older age I am beginning to prefer simpler and smoother-operating electronics that require less work. I don't care how slowly your iDevices sip from the battery... if a 1000 mAh battery on iOS lasts as long as an 1800 mAh battery on Android, then it does not matter to me... they will last a similar amount of time throughout normal usage on the appropriately sized batteries provided.

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