Smoked Glass is Nice and All, but...

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  1. adrynalyne

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    A lot of overclocking speed and performance is blown just on rendering that theme.

    I welcome the overclocking folks out there to try the vanilla stock theme and see just how much faster their phones really are when overclocking. I know I was surprised.
     
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    Yes this might be true......but it could be the opposite at times on the stock theme too...
     
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    And why would that be? We are just talking images, and regardless of theme, its pushed by the CPU, not the GPU. So really, the "prettier" you get like with Smoked Glass, the more potential for it to bog down things.

    Really, stock is going to be the baseline. Its not going to get slower than another theme. At least, none I have seen--

    Maybe I am different. I will take a faster and better performing car over a prettier one, too.
     
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    I def agree...I love the theme but BB seems to me a lot faster and smoother and I'm guessing its because of what you pointed out. I can run BB at 800 mhz and get still faster and smoother responses than Sholes/Smoked Glass at 950. Its all about what you want., performance or aesthetics.
     
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    Very interesting concept, I'm reflashing without Smoked Glass right now to check it out. Isn't the theme just prettier images displayed in place of the stock images though? I guess what I mean is, is it really that much more work for the cpu or gpu? Sorry, I don't know much about that aspect of it.
     
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    Exaaactly lol

    The themes are not what are slowing down the Droid, but all of the system modifications that come with ROMs. Also, which apps and widgets you have installed/running must be taken into account.
     
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    loool... they both use the same theme..

    he is talking about using the overclock on stock default theme.. which I have tried btw.. does seem a lot smoother..but faster? I haven't bench marked that...
     
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    if you are running the exact same rom, but one with a theme and one not with a theme, nothing should change because metamorph themes just replace the images with new ones. so it'd be exactly the same, unless i'm missing something
     
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    At first glance, it really does seem to transition smoother. And it is really easy to see everything in the notification bar compared to Smoked Glass. For example, with the theme on, you can barely see the vibrate only symbol, but it is totally clear with the vanilla theme. I think I'll stick with being theme-less for a while...
     
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    Easy way to find out.. :)
     
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    this kinda explains why antimated wallpaper was left out of the 2.1 OTA.....they would get more complaints than praise running down around 550Mhz
     
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    How do you put the stock theme back on BB 0.7.5....I had some people ask and since I never cared, I didn't put it in my guide but I'd like to.

    That being said, the images are replaced not duplicated so not sure how that would affect the speed. I could run a benchmark before and after though to see.