Google uses this robot to check for lags on Android phones
posted by Alan F. / Jun 28, 2015, 8:20 PM
According to Googler François Beaufort, the company uses a robot built by a Finnish company called OptoFidelity to "measure end-to-end latency of Android and Chrome OS devices." As you can see from the video below, the robot continually taps the screen to measure how the display responds. Beaufort posted about the robot on his Google+ page.
Both hardware and software issues can be responsible for problems detected by the robot. And while there are still occasional lags, the platform has come a long way in becoming a lot smoother. And in the future, perhaps all lags will be eliminated on Android. Machines like the OptoFidelity are one reason for optimism.
source: +François Beaufort via Engadget
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gonna be a very busy robot.
posted on Jun 28, 2015, 8:48 PM 16
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Yes, because there are so many Android devices to check, what with it being the most popular mobile OS in the world by a factor of over four.
posted on Jun 29, 2015, 1:21 AM 2
Lag shouldn't be a problem in phones like the Note 4, S6, the Nexus 6, or any phone that has a more than capable chip. Obviously with the exception of the 810 which was a dud and the lollipop issues.
posted on Jun 28, 2015, 9:22 PM 11
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Just because you say so doesn't mean the android phones you listed lag that bad. I'm more than certain every phone OS lags to some degree but iPhone users pretend their iPhone never lags despite the rather light weight OS
posted on Jun 29, 2015, 5:46 AM 0
This should be installed in stores like BestBuy... you come in with a complaint for something lagging - it should find what causes it... period. Problem solved...
posted on Jun 28, 2015, 9:49 PM 3
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I love it how this article puts talking marks around "lag" to quote the slang used around the tech word, but then casually uses "lags" in the headline as an adjective as if that was grammatically correct.
posted on Jun 28, 2015, 11:02 PM 0
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My S6 edge lags but is it a problem or affects my daily usage? Nope... I hate trolls who complain about 0.5 seconds of lag and complains to the whole world as if their phone is unusable and doesn't work anymore. These people needs to grow up...
posted on Jun 29, 2015, 2:03 AM 6
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