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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19. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I don't know... The resuming bit is pretty much the only lag you experience with a WP device, particularly after 8.1. Android, on the other hand, lags all the time, including during use of an app. At least that's my experience with a year old Galaxy Tab 7"... You pretty much never experience in-app lag on WP, even on the entry level devices.

67. domfonusr

Posts: 1085; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

C'mon, like that is a good trade-off or something? It's six of the one or a half-dozen of the other... which kind of lag is better? I say none of them. It is lost time either way, which annoys the heck out of me. So here I was, thinking that WP on a Lumia 520 would be better in the lag department than an LG Viper running Android 4.0.4, but reality is that you just trade one kind of lag for another (this "resuming" is just another term for "lag," just as comment #1 says)! Spare me the grief about which kind of lag is better... I don't care, it is still lag either way, and the result is the same.

93. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Your first post was decent, since then you have just 'attacked' something you are not aware of. Resuming is not lag. Lag is when you touch a button and the OS/GUI/System do not respond because of process. Resuming is the result of the app returning from a hybernation state out of Ram back into Ram. This was the result of an app not supporting multitasking. You might not care, and neither do users. I have never had a customer come and go, "my phone lags, it says resuming" I have however, had customers come to me with androids, have over 512mb of free ram on their device and the device fail to respond for a few seconds on certain things, no load screen, no response, nothing. Have to press it 2 or 4 times, then it responds. That is lag, not a 'resume/loading' screen.

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

*obligatory comment making fun of Windows Phone that inspires angry and near-violent raging posts from the MS fanboys*

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It still amazes me that anyone who has ever used Windows desktop would want something like that on their mobile device. I feel bad for the WP customers who didn't really understand what they were getting into when they bought a phone with a Microsoft OS on it.

21. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I like Windows desktop, way ahead of the likes of OS X, and I find the WP UI to be smooth, intuitive and well-designed, as opposed to Android and especially iOS...

26. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

If you're talking about Windows 8, yeah, it's screwed up. As for the old Windows desktop, it's pretty good, but it was impractical to try to shrink it to a mobile device (which MS eventually learned). Unfortunately they've chosen to double down on an interface that is really polarizing. You have some people who like it, but just as many (if not more) who despise it.

28. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Company shills are taking a beating lately. They'd be all over this comment of yours more but, might be lagging/reloading a bit before they do. You got lags too huh. 8)

58. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Read the article. It takes one little thing to stop this bug. Whereas on Android, it's a pain in the neck.

63. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

We all read the darn article, it also states it's not completely resolved either. But here you are trying to gloss over that, shill.

86. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I enjoying my android devices so are the other 80 % of smartphone users. More and more users choose Android. WP shills can buy more of wp. I couldn't care less.

11. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

oh... so its common problem, usually my lumia 520 is lag when open application (especially messenger) for the first time , i thought it is because 520 is a low end device i hope the developer of app act fast

13. parthoman

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

i never understood why having such fertile resources microsoft cannot fail to amaze us with its lags...

14. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

even opening the music app while playing it displays the resume screen... i really hate it and also the new music app on 8.1 keeps crashing... the old one was better...

22. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

The music app is definitely the worst regarding lag, especially considering the amount of use it's put to! That being said, the latest upgrade has helped tremendously; yes, once in a while you get a one second screen update, but usually it's a mere blink of an eye...

76. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

it got worst!, now i cant tap anywhere in the music player... ang it crashes... good thing i downloaded the mix radio app but still a bit laggy...

94. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would reinstall it. Never had that happen, i usually get some lag on 8.1 dp, when going from cortana to music app after it has found a song. But that is the only hiccup.

17. madphone

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I see those dots very often on my Lumia 930. I cant imagine its because of the old, not up to date Apps. Cause i see it especially using Microsoft and Nokia Apps like Nokia camer, bing news, bing health, bing sports... This is the main reason why the speed of The flagship feels like my Android phones 2 or 3 years ago.

24. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

25. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

As you can see, MS isn't quite there yet with all of their own apps... A bit sad, really, but hopefully they'll remedy this within a few weeks!

95. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Just tested my news app is fine. Opened up news app, opened up article, opened up cortana, then metrotube, played video in metro tube. Hit back arrow went to news and no resume screen, went to metrotube no resume. Now if you touch the tile from your home screen on news it resumes for all but .5seconds, but not through the back arrow switcher. I get resume on somethings facebook, but not all, usually after i have run more than 5 apps since facebook. Tested it did it sometimes not all times, did not matter if through back arrow or through homescreen. Same thing though no more than a second. I could do more apps, but i come to find it is more or less how much time y ou have been out of the app to how long it takes.

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

But,.. but, they said it don't lag ever? Obviously bookmarked.

23. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

It doesn't lag in-app, unlike Android...

29. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

So all Android, lags in app as you imply, really? gtfo. lol thats funny. Here we have clear cases or examples of a lag, that hmmm, was completely denied ever existed in WP because its rammed down every ones throat that its all buttery smooth all the time by certain shills on PA. You just joined the group.

54. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Yes. Android lags even in 2gb of ram

57. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Android with heavy skins lags with 2GB of RAM.

64. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

You bet, all of Android lags. Very credible post.

38. Cicero

Posts: 1133; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You're right. If you play Temple Run 2 on an Android device with 1Ghz single procesor and 512KB of ram will lag from time to time. But you know I routed and installed some tweaks (apps) to improve it and it works acceptable now. Can you do it on wp?

96. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Resume is not lag, it is a coding process that is shelving data from ram to memory, and back. You never fail to amaze and be the 'derp'.

37. Hyperu71

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Haters gonna hate. I rarely see that, but then I do have a 1520. I'm sure it helps somewhat. It does seem like most people that say they have the issue are running the lower spec hardware, not that there's anything wrong with that.
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