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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rwc3b, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. rwc3b

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    I don't have an android but I was just playing around at the store and noticed the web browser doesn't scroll as smooth as the iPhone browser. I checked out espn.com full site because it's rich in content.

    I also noticed the EVO having the same problem with choppy scrolling. Is this
    a known issue with androids? Or is browser scrolling as smooth as Safari?
     

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    It's common with Android. My understanding is that the iPhone uses 2D hardware acceleration whereas Android (today) does not.
     
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    Android's browser support flash. So, it'lles a little longer for the page to fully load. If you try to scroll while it's still loading flash content, it would seem choppy or sluggish.
     
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    I agree that it appears to be a general android issue, but the Atrix is quite smooth overall. And, it's quite smooth with flash fully enabled.

    Still could use a little less lag, but it's still an amazing experience.

    Also, very snappy loading times. Even on stock browser, the speed is excellent.

    Maybe I'll post a browser test with my Atrix and a friend's iPhone 4 later today..
     
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    I started using the Dolphin browser HD and no more choppy scrolling...
     
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    How's the speed on Dolphin?

    If I remember correctly, it loads pages slowest out of the common Android browsers (Skyfire, Opera, Stock).

    But, it has gestures, right?

    I'd actually consider using it for the gestures and lag-free scrolling!
     

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