Live wallpapers load on cpu?

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  1. Djnardu

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    So just got a Droid X and its my first android based phone. So far im loving it there is just one thing I notice. As much as I love Live wallpapers I can tell its slowing down the phone a bit even for how fast the X is. Now again ive never owned an android phone but one way I can tell is because when I bring up my apps it kinda stutters a bit when flicking through them.

    Everything else seems super smooth but I could be wrong and should be seeing even smoother loading apps and just not accustomed to it because I havent owned a droid.

    Well my question is. How task intensive is the Live wallpaper on the CPU? Should I be seeing any slowdown in any apps or is really scrolling through the apps the only thing I should expect.

    I havent noticed any battery life loss or gain but just wondering your guys opinions on LW.
     
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    well since a live app constantly runs, it takes up a bit. and yes you will notice the phone "hesitate" a little. As for battery life, it doesn't eat up too much, but of course if you want to save battery, go to a regular wallpaper and you will also notice your phone will be a little more snappy
     
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    Live wallpapers looks great but really affect the phone performance.
     
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    I've tried some informal tests comparing performance with and without live wallpapers. In my opinion, they don't REALLY affect the performance, they SLIGHTLY affect the performance. A couple of 1/4 second stutters aren't much of a performance hit to me.
     
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    Not all LWP are created equal. Some take up more CPU than others. I use Beautiful Widgets LWP and don't see a lag when using it. There are options on it to tell it to use less CPU.
     
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    I've noticed that too. Aquarium Live causes a very slight lag, while EarthRot causes a greater lag and also takes longer to load when changing to it. Neither are a problem in my mind, but EarthRot would probably drive a person who can only accept perfection nuts.
     
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