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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, 20:18 3

132. hepresearch (unregistered)

Battery consumption is less on the iPhone because the processor is... GASP... under-clocked! And as for the so-called instantaneous pic uploads to Facebook... you must be uploading VGA pics, or just one 8-Megapixel pic at a time!

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, 20:22

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, 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.

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, 20:59

150. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@hepsearch. Nope. We download multiple pics a lot of times. Which phone uploads most pics on flicker again? It's the iphone. That wouldn't be the case if uploading pics using the iphone is such a bad experience now, would it?

Battery consumption on the iphone is very good because it manages power more efficiently. But of course fandroids come up with excuses just to contradict anything good about the idevices :)

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, 21:02 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 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 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, 21:10 1

155. hepresearch (unregistered)

When did I say uploading pics on an iDevice is a bad experience? All I tried to say is that all this "instantaneous" crap is... well... crap. The iPhone and Android phones mostly share the same air interfaces... I am sure that the iPhone is not significantly faster, or significantly slower, than a similar spec'd Android in uploading pictures of similar size and in similar quantities on to any public online repository. The air interface on both is the same speed and shares similar bandwidth if they are similarly spec'd and on the same carrier. It is not, and never has been, instantaneous for anyone... until we are all running on LTE-Advanced, but by then pictures will be bigger files (thanks to larger CMOS sensors, etc...), so it will probably still take close to however long it takes now anyway... j/k

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 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 07 Dec 2011, 21:15

159. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

@hepsearch. If you choose to be impractical, then that is your choice. It does not mean that you're the smartest. So yes, if it makes you feel better to consume energy for something so unnecessary, then go for it :) The world does not revolve around your impracticalities either :)

All of us have preferences, but not all preferences are equally practical or smart. Can you bring a fur coat with you on a trip to a tropical island in the summer just because you have one? Of course you can. Would it be smart? Nope, but suit yourself :)

What I am saying is, if it's impractical, wasteful, or irrelevant, then you should not treat it like a priority or a must have. Ios approach on multitasking is smart and power efficient. Which makes it PRACTICALLY better for PRACTICAL purposes and use.

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 07 Dec 2011, 21:29

161. hepresearch (unregistered)

Never said anything here about being the smartest or whatever... you have totally just brought intelligence into this, and I am not responsible for all the Fandroids who will, no doubt, take some mild offense at the fact that you just called them all dumb. YOUR definition of unnecessary demands that I am not allowed to do anything that I would consider to be fun... but I never said the world revolved around anything I am doing at all. The point is: are you willing to tell everyone else that they should not be using something like Android just because YOU think it is impractical, and because YOU think that the things they do with it as pointless? I am NOT telling you that you can not use iOS, and I am NOT calling your use of iOS impractical or pointless.

I agree that iOS is better for some things... but I still insist that Android performs better in some areas where iOS has weaknesses. There are some things that iOS can do that I really would not use Android for... and then there are some things that Android can do that I have never seen iOS even attempt. It is all about tradeoffs... you have made your vision of tradeoffs obvious to the point of insisting that those of us who do NOT use iOS need to convert to iOS RIGHT AWAY!

For many of us, it aint happenin...

posted on 08 Dec 2011, 02:36

188. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)

Like I said, everyone is entitled to their own choices. But it does not change the fact that their choice is the impractical one :)

It just does not make sense. Why would anyone have some app running live in the background unnecessarily when you're reading an article, when there's a way of pausing that app and reactivating it when you need to get back to it? Now, there are some apps that makes sense to continue running while doing another task, like listening to music for instance, or an app getting updated, or photos continuing to upload while on another app. But those things the iphone do as well. Ios is smart enough to determine which apps need to run in the background and which ones can be paused. Do I need a movie or a game to keep on running in the background, consuming energy, while I check my emails? Just so I can say that my device has true multitasking? How's that practical?

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, 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, 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, 06:39 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, 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, 07:09 4

199. remixfa (Posts: 14505; 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 08 Dec 2011, 07:16 2

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

You're defending a device that isn't even capable of browsing while in the middle of loading its content. That's quite pathetic.

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, 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, 10:34

213. hepresearch (unregistered)

That may sound impractical to you (hence why the iPhone is the best solution for YOU), but to others it is entirely essential... I personally know people who can not complete their job on a daily basis without the power of true mobile multitasking! Heck, when I was working with physicists at a couple of universities in Pennsylvania, and we had to have a data collection/distribution system based on mobile, I went and programmed a Nokia smartphone to handle the onboard system... I used Python scripts running on top of S60 3rd edition to do it, and it had to hard-core multitask the whole time to handle incoming detector data, GPS data, send and receive instruction and code via SMS, send continuous location updates via SMS for our primary display system... you name it, it had to do it... all while suspended on a weather balloon hovering at over 20,000 feet in the air! That ability is the only reason we succeeded in processing all of the data feeds simultaneously, which had to be done for proper correlation. This is just one extraordinary case where I have tested a smartphones ability to multitask to its limit in a professional setting.

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 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!


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