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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by serbusfish, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. serbusfish

    serbusfish Newbie
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    I dont know if this is normal (ive only had my Galaxy S2 for a few weeks) but scrolling between home screens is very unsmooth for me.

    I only have 3 home screens, I have the default Clock widget and 4 folders on the first, a music player widget and 8 apps on the second, and a data usage widget + 8 apps on the third. My background is not a live wallpaper but it is one that scrolls over all 3 pages.

    Ive also noticed several games lag slightly, Sonic 4 Episode 1 for example in general feels slightly sluggish, and if I break an invulnerability crate it will freeze up for a split second, same goes for when a boss first appears.

    I thought the Galaxy S2 was a phone that could deliver a smooth experience no matter what was thrown at it, is what is happening with mine normal or is something perhaps slowing it down?

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  2. serbusfish

    serbusfish Newbie
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  3. Geekyninja

    Geekyninja Lurker

    Have you tried a new launcher? I use "Go launcher ex" and find that pretty smooth (with the exception of the bottom quicklaunch bar since ICS). .. Its you can easily revert back to the default if you don't like it.
  4. serbusfish

    serbusfish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I did try one called LauncherPro but there didnt seem to be any difference, i'll try Go launcher ex and see what happens.
  5. Geekyninja

    Geekyninja Lurker

    Yeah they are pretty much the same. You might not get a difference. It takes a while to bond with these phones.. :)
  6. Flea0

    Flea0 Newbie

    Yeah, with the stock homescreens I had some odd drops in smoothness when switching to my second and third homescreens, no matter what widgets were on them (weird, I know). Switching to LauncherPro completely fixed that :p
  7. stevep94

    stevep94 Well-Known Member

    I'm experiencing the same thing since my ICS update :thinking:

    There just seems to be a mini "stutter" when scrolling left and right that I didn't get (or didn't notice) on GB!

    A few people seem to recommend a factory reset in respect of battery life failing - I wonder if this would help things on the scrolling?

    It's very annoying that we've waited so long for ICS and now we have it, it's not the saviour that everyone was expecting!! :mad:
  8. Tedious

    Tedious Lurker

    I had this problem when I first got my phone, I'd recommend checking your power saving settings. If the default power saving settings are enabled, the transition from one screen to another can be a little jerky. Hope this helps!
  9. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    I can 2nd that form Tedious
    Turn off Power Saving and your homescreens will be like a greased weasel on speed
  10. serbusfish

    serbusfish Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ive installed the Go Launcher EX and this does my homescreen transitions feel much smoother. This maybe a n00b question but now im using this launcher is the default one disabled or still running in the background? And if its the latter is there a way to disable it? Just thinking about battery life + phone performance.

    Another question I have is the voice command function, I noticed if I double press the home button the voice command opens, even if my phone is locked, is there a way to disable this? I dont know if this is a Go Launcher EX feature or default phone feature, I have installed the locker add on for the launcher so I get the 'slide to unlock' screen.
  11. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Android Expert

    1) Other launchers don't run in the background from what I have noticed. I have stock TW and ADW but use Go Launcher.

    2) I think only ICS have option to disable that.

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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