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Snappiness of Android vs iOS

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by johnb41, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. johnb41

    johnb41 Well-Known Member
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    I was listening to the This Week in Tech (TWiT) podcast, and one of the panelists of the show says he knows why iOS always feels silky smooth when swiping through homescreens, menus, etc. And it's a really simple reason: in iOS you're actually swiping through full screen "images" of icons. So there is very little for the OS to do processor wise.

    Conversely, in Android, when you swipe through home screens all the icons, widgets, etc are being animated left and right, so the OS is doing a lot more processing, and there is more potential for lag.

    If it's as simple as that, then I wonder why Android isn't doing this too.
     



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  2. ryandelman

    ryandelman Well-Known Member

    There are numerous other reasons why iOS seems "snappier" than Android, but they all boil down to the age-old discussion of true multitasking (Android) versus not (iOS). I prefer a device that's a little top-heavy in how it handles its own processes to one that looks good on the surface but doesn't juggle as many balls nearly as well.

    Incidentally, you can reduce or eliminate screen animations easily. This can be done through most of the launchers currently in use, and I believe through the phone's Settings menu as well, and it will reduce home screen lag (to differing degrees on different devices).

    -Ryan
     
  3. animeware

    animeware Well-Known Member

    you should read this I read the whole thing and I learn a lot more information on Android's. This site talks about the likes and dislikes on I Phone And Android Devices it is all true what this blogger is saying.
    I blog therefore I am!: Why iPhone sucks - Fact List
     
  4. ryandelman

    ryandelman Well-Known Member

    You can't dispute the facts but I don't think this article is gonna do anything to win over people are not already pro Android or at least anti Apple. Lol

    -Ryan
     
  5. rz22g

    rz22g Well-Known Member


    Sorry but one only needs to read slightly into the blog linked to see its total crap. Android fanboy zealot to the extreme.
     
  6. aggie87

    aggie87 Newbie

    True, but that doesn't change the fact that many of the things he wrote were correct.
     
  7. mpw

    mpw Android Expert

    Many are, but it's still a awful piece of writing.

    And he really weakens his credibility in some of his attacks on apple; like releasing products, then releasing new products shortly afterwards with better specs; specifically citing the 2month period between the original iPad and iPad2!

    That's simply not true, and so obviously untrue that I find it hard to take any of his claims seriously unless they're simply verifying stuff I was already aware of.
     
  8. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    Yeah some of what he said was completely true and well stated, but some of it was not and was not.
     

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