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"Android can never be as smooth as iOS" myth busted

0. phoneArena posted on 25 Jan 2012, 05:14

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 25 Jan 2012, 05:20 27

1. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


posted on 25 Jan 2012, 05:39 20

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

Duh. And mostly from people on the other side, they had to prove him wrong now I can continue saying that Android will keep growing in terms of look quality and performance

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 11:45 7

39. JonGarrett (Posts: 29; Member since: 06 Aug 2011)

you will NEVER find this kind of story on any apple fan site. they love to spread lies and misinformation about Android when 9 times out of 10, they've never used an Android device save for a broken piece of equipemnt you typically find at Best Buy.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 07:50 10

13. tahnik (Posts: 189; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)

Ya...it's right...Our windows sometimes lags...Don't they?
iOS is very good i have to admit though...
But Android gave us the freedom....It gave us the capability to customize the phone as we want...
In iOS you are only able to do what your OS choose you to do...But in android you choose what your OS will do....:)

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 08:41 6

22. asimo (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

yeah on ios you cannot not ask too much to the system, so it *never* lags... In fact it's your BRAIN that slows down, not ios that's smooth!

(this one was easy sorry)
---------------------------->[] (i'm out)

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 14:02

45. kgdadon (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)

YOU my friend hit it on the head with a sledge HAMMER !!! good post!

posted on 31 Dec 2012, 16:35

64. steve19800 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Dec 2012)

That's probably the reason why Android prones to lag and less smooth. There are too many 'personality' to test.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 08:50 3

23. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)

yeah thanks a lot PA. appreciate it.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 05:36 14

2. medalaster01 (Posts: 42; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

"It’s because on iOS all UI rendering occurs in a dedicated UI thread with real-time priority. On the other hand, Android follows the traditional PC model of rendering occurring on the main thread with normal priority."

said by jay freeman's which means android acts like windows on desktop and ios a more mobile oriented software.

one more reason to stay Android.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 05:43 3

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

Eh.... not exactly

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 07:51 5

14. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

That was the quote from the intern that Jay Freeman was refuting. It is not his own statement. Pay closer attention and you would have seen the quotes around that statement.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 08:22 1

17. kylie (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)

so you dont want mobile os in mobile,you want non-mobile os on your mobile

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 12:55 5

43. SleepingOz (unregistered)

We want SMARTER OS on our SMARTphones!

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 08:36

59. kylie (Posts: 9; Member since: 22 Jan 2012)

then why do you make the wrong choice. Buy a windows phone or an iphone.

posted on 27 Jan 2012, 04:50

62. thebikerboi2 (Posts: 144; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)

tht depends, personaly i dont think smartphones are ready to handle a desktop style OS, simply not powerful enough although they are getting more powerful. plus you will never escape the fact that, the OS will always be orintated around the device.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 05:44 9

5. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)

Nope. WP > iOS > Android in smoothness.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 07:37 3

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

Windows is indeed the smoothest but the menu ui block styling is akin to that of a the commadore 64 era and as so the processors don't need to break a sweat

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 08:07 3

16. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)

Yup, that's one point

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 21:13 2

51. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Yes, you are right, WP is the smoothest I had the TITAN and a 4S side by side, the Titan is the smoothest, I own a RAZR, and it is pretty smooth for Android, I would like to see what my RAZR will do on ICS....

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 06:16 6

7. GPFboyJS (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

Sorry to say but both Android and iOS lag in some areas. I have friends with the latest iPhone 4s and myself running the latest Android phone.

There are areas that the Android is substantially faster in rendering and others that the iOS device is faster.

Ultimately it is the job of the App Developer to make the code of their application as efficient and optimized as possible. The OS is just the canvas.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 06:20 6

8. nwright94 (unregistered)

Maybe other people have good luck with their Android handsets, but I haven't owned a smooth Android handset yet. My old Atrix on dual core being the laggiest. I understand thats probably because it was on froyo before I returned it for a windows phone. Now as for iPhone, mine probably lagged just as much as my old backflip. It was rooted so it wasn't the laggiest, but anyone whose owned a backflip understands what I mean. Now if you want smooth, get a windows phone.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 06:42 4

9. c.hack (Posts: 614; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)

I was going to respond on my Android tablet, but the keyboard was too laggy to type even a sentence and then it locked up. Yeah, Android's great - if you like to pay to debug Google's beta software. I use both Apple (original iPad and 4s) and Android (DX2 and A500 both dual core). Android cannot compete in responsiveness and smoothness with Apple. Even the dual core A500 is a laggy embarrassment compared to the first gen iPad.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 08:59 5

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

You have the worst luck with stuff dude... I use my GT10.1 to post on PhoneArena several times a day without issue...

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 10:15 3

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

Part of your problem is the DROID X2. Sure, it's dual core, but it also only has 512 megs of RAM. My Atrix, however, is pretty damn smooth, or at least it is when I don't have fifteen processes running in the background. Time to uninstall those Glu games!

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 12:24 5

41. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

Do you sound this stupid in person too, or is it just on the internet?

If you feel and hate android and it's laggyness so much, why do you have an android tab?

Is your beloved Apple to expensive for you?

You're funny because you are always saying "Well my friend has an android and it..." or "Well I had an android and it had this problem...?

You are the replica of the annoying apple fanboy the commercials display.
Good luck in life if you act like this all the time.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 06:51 12

10. redmd (Posts: 1371; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I would rather have this "lag" than not having Bluetooth file transfer or microsd slot or USB mass storage.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 07:23 4

11. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)

Android users. U MAD?

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 10:34 1

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

not at all android may be not as smooth as iOS but this shows it could change android keeps getting better and better and anyone with 4.0 can tell you that

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 11:13 1

36. blazee (Posts: 414; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)

Nope. R U?

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 08:03 2

15. zaryab_hussain77 (Posts: 104; Member since: 30 Jun 2011)

Ios is f**king simple n boring

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