live wallpaper Evo 4G

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by t1jordan, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. t1jordan

    t1jordan Well-Known Member
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    I love live wallpaper, but the phone seems to run extremely faster without it. Im sure everyone knows this already but I wanted to share this with everybody. I still use live wallpaper but you can definitely tell the difference in speed.
     

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  2. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member
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    Yes very true. :->
     
  3. Mokuro

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    True and I no longer use live wallpapers for that reason.
     
  4. t1jordan

    t1jordan Well-Known Member
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    Yeah i have just stopped using them myself.
     
  5. meyerweb

    meyerweb Well-Known Member
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    I haven't noticed this. When the wallpaper isn't being used, it sits idle and uses no cpu. (At least the ones I use don't.) I've used System Panel to watch cpu usage, and they don't seem to do anything when not visible. I can switch from app to app to app, and as long as I don't return to the home screen and display the wallpaper the cpu usage remains unchanged.

    I suppose there might be a slight lag when you switch away from the wallpaper, if it needs to save it's state for some reason, and there's certainly a slight lag when returning to the home screen before the wallpaper starts up. (That in and of itself seems to indicate the wallpaper is inactive when not visible.
     
  6. DarkNeo

    DarkNeo Well-Known Member
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    X2, the first thing I did was use a live wallpaper when I got the phone ln launch day. After a month I turned it off and wow! Didnt realize how much smoother everything ran without them.
     
  7. edriggers

    edriggers Well-Known Member
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    Same here, though they do work wonders when showing off the phone :D
     
  8. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member
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    i just have different scenes. one with a regular static background for my daily activities when im not doing anything special, and a scene with a nice live wallpaper when i know ill be around friends and ill be showing it off.
     
  9. pwnst*r

    pwnst*r Well-Known Member
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    Rubbish. It's the same for everyone.
     
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