Do you see those little dots and “resuming” when switching apps in Windows Phone often? It’s not you or your phone

Windows Phone has come a long way in a very short period of time. One area it has gained the most...
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103 Comments

70. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Your username, never mind your comments, is the biggest load of excrement I have EVER read.

88. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Wtf is wrong with it huh? Is it misleading you like your bs statement? Not at all, gfy!

103. Dastrix unregistered

Not a nice thing to say. You seem angry. HIt a nerve somewhere?

60. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Having never had a new Windows Phone device, but having kept a closer eye on it, I had not heard of this phenomenon. It sounds annoying as all get out. So much for smooth operation everywhere. I have been looking at the idea of getting a Windows Phone the next time I get a smartphone, whenever that might be, but now I might have to rethink that. I don't want to leave the world of mid-to-low-end Android just to find that low-end Windows Phone is really no better in the lagging/resuming department. I'm not going to move if its just going to be a complete wash...

62. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

You got it. I've never witnessed them words of it lagging on lower end WP devices here on PA, EVER. It was completely ignored an buried from all posters that may own a lower end version that post here.

66. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

You've basically answered your own question never heard of it because it is not a phenomenon, look at videos for yourself and see. Its fits more like a feature than a problem, haters are making a mountain out of a mole hill. Ive had this on my WP since 2011. The point is Android fans and those who holds bias are running out of ideas to critercize WP on. WP is a premium OS, smooth as can get.

68. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

If it is as smooth as a baby's bottom in apps or in start screen transitions, but I have to wait a minute in order to "resume" an app... well, that is just as bad as having lag in the app, or lack of smoothness on the start screen. It is LOST TIME, either way! If you have seen this behavior since 2011 - and have covered it up the whole time by just not talking about it - then why in the world are you parroting this "premium OS" garbage that keeps spouting out of every MS fanboy's diarrhea-laden mouths? Yes, you are just parroting what you hear, and are not being honest about your own experience... all for the sake of thinking yourself into being more "cool." This is a disservice to people like me, who want to find something better and get tricked into believing the hype because it is soooo dang uniform across all the platform's die-hard fans. These are important details that are missing for the sake of your "coolness!" It makes me sick.

71. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Who says you gotta wait a min, wow you love exaggerating. Like i said look at WP videos for eg. This is WP vs Android Kitkat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXjPYCs8bQc This is how WP operates, it is not a problem, you guys wanna make it a problem to undermine the OS, makes me wonder what weak argument you are going to make next. WP is a smoother OS than Android and is as smooth if not smoother than iOS. I am a WP user, you are not but like most people who never used the OS they are the ones who finds faults, give me a break.

75. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

First of all, this 'demo video' that you have chosen to show us does not demonstrate the behavior at all, nor does it give them a chance to at all. Notice that the tester closes all of the extra running apps, and 'resumes' none of them. This is not a demonstration that is fair to the subject matter at hand. Secondly, the WP device being compared is a Nokia Lumia Icon, and the Android device is a Samsung Galaxy S5, so we are dealing with two high-end devices, which is entirely outside of the area that I am talking about... I was referring to the experience on low-end handsets of both OS's, so the video is simply not a valid demonstration to compare to my remarks. Thirdly, these two devices are demonstrated to be fairly at parity - the WP has a better camera performance, the Android has more and better apps, Cortana is more witty and Google Now is more serious, developer option for software updates on WP voids the warranty, Google Now choked once on a word recognition but a retry fixed it, etc. We could analyze this video for days, but the bottom line is that the reviewer is demonstrating some level of parity in the high-end. Neither phone does consistently better than the other, even though you could analyze your favorite bits ad-nauseam and argue one way or another. The reviewer is not moved to declare one any better than the other, and so there is no clear victor in this video, which does not bode well for your argument that follows from YOUR analysis of the video in question. In short, while this video was alright, it had no bearing on our discussion, and was thus a waste of nearly 17 minutes of my time. Thanks for nothing.

82. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Hey.. Here's a hardcore WP fan giving you some unbiased advice... If you want a decent experience on any platform then you should shop for mid high- high end... ........ To be honest, I can't really remember this issue on my first generation Samsung focus, although it may have been there, but I honestly don't remember.. All I know is that I had no speed issues... And, I can honestly tell you that I don't have this issue on my 920, or 1520...

102. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I don't have the money to be shopping in the mid-to-high-end of any platform.

89. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Bang on! Shills taint the product by making it out to be more then it is.

85. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Lol lag?? It's just opening up the app again. Unlike android, it lags all threw the OS

3. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Yes. I see it often, and I talked about this before. It could take forever to resume an app, up to minutes, like 5 minutes. Apps that I experienced longest resuming time with: MS' Health and Fitness, Xbox Music, and HERE Drive. Here Drive did that to me since last year with my Lumia 521, and a few weeks ago with my 635. Sure they have only 512mb of ram, but the old LG Mytouch 4g my gf used to use with same amount of ram and an old crappy single core processor didn't do that with music playing and Google navigation running at the same time.

6. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

If it took up to 5 minutes, I suggest you revert to factory settings, 'cause there's something seriously wrong! Even with my 620 I only experienced a few seconds of waiting, and it's more like half a second on my 1520...

8. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I don't really know. I'm letting my dad use it right now (after a factory reset, of course). He doesn't use many apps for now, more like... no downloaded app so far, so it should work fine. If he switches phone and gives it back to me, I'll do another reset and see how things are. I'm not expecting much difference cuz that happened on my L635 since the 2nd day using it, but still. And yeah, most of the time it's just a few seconds like you say about your L620, which is kinda annoying but still kinda acceptable. As for the 1520, only .5 second sounds good. Good to know it handles that well on a flagship.

15. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

This rarely happens on my Lumia 925! IMO this may only occur on 512-RAM devices

36. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Like low-end Android devices with 512 MB of ram. You can not expect a "computer machine" ti work fast on low specs. I get lost with wp from Nokia 700 when Microsoft dumps me.

69. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Yeah, so I have to buy a higher-end WP to avoid these problems? And it still happens from time to time on the high-end devices, too? For someone like me, who has no real choices outside of the low-end, this is an important detail that should never have been glossed over. Now, I never imagined that there wouldn't be some form of lag in WP on a low-end device, but I was under the impression that it would be better than low-end Android. If this became a frequent issue, which it is on lower-end WP devices according to the reports I have now seen, then I would find this to be just as bad as a laggy Android device in the bottom-tier. In some ways, it is worse... all of the "resuming" happens at the attempt to relaunch an app, rather than being interspersed as "lag" throughout the operation of the app or the home screen movements. So, in theory, I could pull out my WP device, and say to my friends, "hey, look at how smooth my start screen scrolls... look at how smooth this app runs..." and then the moment I try to "resume" another app the truth comes out as we endure a minute wait for the app to "resume"... that is so uninviting. And its not something that I would have control over - I would have to wait on the app developer to take care of it! No thanks!

72. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

No you don't have to keep going out of your way to make a fuss over nothing. Android low end devices and many highends lags badly its is a visual log when you are operating the OS on a web page etc gets choppy. With WP the OS is consistent Low ends WP has been out many years now there is a reason you do not hear about this nonsense its because its not a problem, i actually like the animation. People are manufacturing fake arguments. Lumia 520 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpitSZLgvdQ

77. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

Yeah, so it looks better when you are flying around the start screen... but I caught it "resuming" in the video a couple of times. It took longer to "resume", or in one case just to launch, an app than it took to do the same in Symbian S60, for crying out loud. Now, I will give you that it was less laggy in apps and on the start screen and menus, but was it really better overall? I am not sure. Maybe, but maybe not. My LG Viper, with the forced GPU rendering, has no "resume" time at all, but does get just a little choppy if I push it too far. The Lumia 520 in the video just didn't get pushed all that far, in my opinion, though it did demonstrate some of the evidence of "resume" delays and such. I'll have to look at more of these videos for both Android and WP over the course of the next couple of months, when I get free time from studying. I need to compare the latest Android and the latest WP, rather than relying on my old LG Viper to indicate what Android is like, or relying on MS fans' testimonials about how "buttery smooth" WP is. This is not something that anyone can answer me on right now: I have to do this on my own, and it will take me a while.

80. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Liveitup only want to say good things about wp while ignoring all its glaring flaws. On the other hand, put his up most effort in talking Google and Android down, ignoring even the most basic advantage of Android like giving users choices on hardware configuration and software customization. Giving hardware vendor source code so they can adapt OS into their business needs. Source code availability allow governments to add additional layers of securities for their operational needs. Android has been chosen in more ways that you and I can imagine and will be leading for a foreseeable future. Liveitup, can't you see that you are incompatible with the majority thinking in every conceivable ways.

90. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Really my web is lagging on my Nexus now, an you are calling buddy out about wild claims? You have lost a lot of cred with me there now. That is also BS LIU an you know it.

83. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No... The XBM app had a bug within itself.. That app just used to suck.. Now, after 9 updates since April it pretty much works smoothly.. Still lacking a few features, but it's about 80% better, and that's huge... That's not the issue this article is talking about.

87. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Not sure if that's good news or bad news, haha. Well, I actually got my Lumia 635 just about a month ago (maybe a bit longer, but definitely after April). The issue is pretty bad. And if it's not the same as the issue this article is talking about, then... well, that just means more issues for MS and the developers to deal with. I hope it gets better soon though.

92. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Something is seriously wrong with your device. Two 521's and a 635 here, here maps never took more than a few seconds to start up.

101. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I've mentioned in another comment that most of the time it took seconds. So yeah, that's about the same thing. But once in a while, HERE drive acts up while on the road if I turn my screen on to check the next turn. It just stays on the loading screen forever. Voice guidance may still work if I just let the device stay there and turn off my screen, but if I go to Home, hold the back button, or mess with it, the app is gonna close. Now that I've described it... well, I find that it's exactly the same thing that happened to MS' Health and Fitness app while I was jogging. Yep, exactly the same. I was running, I turned the screen on to check the process, and the screen showed loading. I went Home, then went to the "multitask" to get back to that app, and... it was gone. I lost all my tracking. xD But again, as I've said, most of the time, it takes seconds. That is annoying but still kinda acceptable.

4. rajasasuke

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 19, 2014

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84. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Exactly.

9. xtremesv

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I had a Lumia 520 as my second daily driver and I thought that terrible multitasking was my device fault being the entry-level from Nokia, I didn't know that even the flagships have this problem. Why nobody mentions that on reviews, not even Android 2.1 had that subpar multitasking.
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