New phones with Android lagging/slow (X2)

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  1. AdamPA1006

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    It is really sad to see bloatware and crap like motoblur killing and slowing down android phones. Reading the X2 forums, people are complaining that it is laggy and slow. I read all the time how iphones are smoother and faster. It sucks that nice hardware (dual core processors) are being killed and phones being released to the public in the state that they are in. I am worried that your average consumer will see that its slow, and not come online like we all have to these forums, and even then, having to root, run scripts, etc. just to see the phones intended performance.

    What do you think? What if people don't know about home replacement apps, rooting, scripts, cache cleaners, memory management software? Then they think android is slow and inferior to IOS.
     
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    visualplastik New Member

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    I was recently in a Verizon store to play with a Thunderbolt and it had consistent hiccups during animations (pinch zoom, swiping). The Droid X2 has been tested in videos to have about the same real world performance as the X which I would say its comparable to the Thunderbolt except for memory.

    There are also videos that lead me to believe android is just not optimized. Someone had installed iOS on an HTC Hero and it was very smooth, while installing android on iPhone was just lagtastic. Even installing the android emulator on a fast PC runs like garbage.

    Android on iPhone

    iOS on Hero

    The in-store Droid Charge didn't have these issues however. Samsung is the only brand I've seen to find workarounds for android's stock slowness. Even the Fascinate runs pretty smooth and that is a year old. I believe they convert the browser's view to a low res image during animation for example.
     
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    I'm eligible for an upgrade now, so I went to the Verizon store this morning. I played with an incredible 2, droid x2, samsung charge, thunderbolt and revolution. None were as smooth as the iphone 4. Most weren't much better than my og droid was when rooted. They have some nice features, and with different launchers they might work better, but I was disappointed with the performance they had. Unfortunately I probably won't buy another android phone.
     
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    You see thats the issue. Too much issue and crapware, and having to do too much stuff just to get android going fast as it should. What are the solutions?
     
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    Not really a bloatware issue, you can install blank android and experience lag. It is an animation optimization issue.
     
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    I agree with this. Although now I'm on a sense 3.0 gingerbread ROM. Touch sensitivity is a lot better than froyo but a step below the iPhone. I tried liquid thunderbread 2.3 and that was the closest I've gotten to the smoothness of ios. The screen picked up and followed my finger with exact precision. Very smooth animations. The OS needs to have hardware acceleration..

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    This is the reason why most of us won't even consider another motorola phone until they are completely stock with no blur, now that we know.

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    I'm having really bad lagg problems with my phone right now. I've had 2 of the same Droid before this one, and they were both twice as fast as this one! It drives me insane, all this lag!

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  9. AdamPA1006

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    You rooted and romed? Start going through all the steps to get a smoother experience. Ive noticed that RAM is the biggest issue, having the most free RAM gives me the best performance....
     
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    Adam I agree with you. And rooting and scripts and everything is a lot to do. I just enjoy doing it all, and to be honest if I didn't I would most likely get an I phone. Although I wish that wasn't the case, but it sadly is.

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    No, I see you guys talking about it, but I have no idea what that is... is it compicated?

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    Phone manufacturers have had 3 years to develop a phone that runs as smooth as an iPhone and even though their close, they haven't quite got it. I'm hoping this changes with the Nexus Prime.

    Rooting definitely helps but you should have to hack your phone to enhance the user experience just like you shouldn't have to jailbreak your iPhone to get the functionality of Android.
     
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