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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droidood, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Droidood

    Droidood Well-Known Member
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    Ever since the update scrolling through pages in the browser has been embarrassingly laggy. Pages that used to scroll smooth as butter from top to bottom now chug along as if you're asking it to load uncompressed hi-def images on the fly...

    Am I the only one having this problem?
     

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  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
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    2.1 is just weeks ... maybe even DAYS away. Just chill for a few more minutes and see what happens when you get that update.
     
  3. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Well-Known Member
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    No issues with Dolphin browser.
     
  4. Nicks88

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    +1
     
  5. gentlefury

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    You mean besides draining your battery faster than the progress bar??
     
  6. Nicks88

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    Doesn't drain my battery.
     
  7. njKeever

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    +1
     
  8. Bxrider11

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    I'm not having this issue, but have you cleared your cache in your browser? You can go to setting, applications, manage apps and hit menu key to sort, largest to smallest and then open up your larger apps and clear cache.

    This may help with the lag.
     
  9. Needsdecaf

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    No issues there. I can make it a day plus with quite a bit of browsing.
     
  10. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Well-Known Member
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    Good call.
     
  11. mrthundercleese

    mrthundercleese Well-Known Member
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    -1 BILLION! :)

    Dolphin sucked. Stock sucked. Just the way it is. Scrolling is terrible on graphic intensive websites and if yours is "working" then great for you (can you feel my skepticism? hahaha). For most of us, it aint workin so good.

    It's been starred a good 300 times here so no you aren't the only one having this issue.

    Here is to 2.1 solving our woes! :)
     
  12. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Well-Known Member
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    I found with my two months using the Eris that there are a lot of variables when it comes to Android phones. Some people had HUGE lag issues, some didn't. Some had huge battery drain issues, others didn't.

    Dolphin works fine for me. I view graphics intensive sites and they are fine.

    Sorry it's not working for you.
     
  13. Geezer Squid

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    Try xScope Browser. It's still under intensive development with a lot of updates, but it is fast and it has multitouch zoom. I've been using it for quite a while and it is fast.
     
  14. FormerStormUser

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    I have also found that with my phone charging, the screen becomes very unresponsive. Laggy and the scroll on anything is choppy. If you just touch the screen it jumps all around like its on crack
     
  15. Geezer Squid

    Geezer Squid Well-Known Member
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    Bet you are using a non-stock charger or usb cable. It has been reported repeatedly that most Droids do not like non-stock chargers and cables. I just plugged mine in with a stock cable and the screen acts normal. YMMV :)
     
  16. shizzy1427

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    I have zero problem scrolling its actually very smooth. This may be a result of obsessively clearing caches and hitting the "kill all apps" widget on my home screen haha

    And to the guy with the plugged in phone screen issues, mine actually runs better when plugged in to my laptop via usb. one really noticable thing is the notifications shade, it comes down so fast and smooth when i have the sd card mounted
     
  17. FormerStormUser

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    I just checked and you are correct. It is the cable from my Storm....
     
  18. droidosis

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    People don't remember how it was before the 2.0.1 update, that's the problem. There is an issue on android DEV code site about about this. Issue 5286 - android - Browser lags when scrolling after 2.0.1 Update on Motorola DROID - Project Hosting on Google Code Give it a star if you're concerned. What they mean by lag is NOT a slow responsive browser. But slow FLIP scrolling. It's when you flip the screen quickly up/down/left/right to get the website to spin all the way up/down or over. Doing this since the 2.0.1 update, it's been a little jerky here. To see it: Go to Google.com (view in classic mode -the real web site) and hit News with no search value. You will see all the top stories, zoom in once - and you can flick scroll all over the place and it's nice and smooth. Do that on this website and its just a tad more choppy. Someone pointed out in the issue that before the 2.0.1 update it used to turn anti-aliasing off during the flip scroll. But now it leaves it on - so graphic intensive sites kinda chop a little with the flip scroll. It didn't do it before the 2.0.1 update. I don't know if it's been restored in 2.1.. they can at least give you the option to disable anti-aliasing during flip scrolling in the browser if they chose. -droidosis-
     
  19. AndroidsOfTara

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    The 2.01 update slowed scrolling noticeably on some websites for me. Everything else got faster, but web page scrolling got slower on some sites.

    This is true of my original Droid and the replacement I got yesterday. A new / refurb phone with no third party apps and nothing in the cache was slower scrolling in the web browser after applying the 2.01 update.

    I don't understand why. I've noticed that sites with large image banners at the top of the page scroll slow when the banner is displayed. Same with other sites with very large images.

    I thought that JavaScript may have been the problem, so I disabled JavaScript. Some pages loaded and rendered a bit faster, but scrolling was the same.

    I also thought (and still do, actually) that sites that used tables for layout may be causing the slow scrolling. So I started looking at the HTML source. Indeed, sites that use tables for layout do generally seem to scroll slower, but that's not always the case. I've run into sites that seem like they should crawl on the Droid, but actually scroll very fast.

    I just want it fixed. Browser scrolling speed is faster on the N1, but the same sites that lag on the Droid are still slower on the N1, but not as slow as the Droid.

    Software or hardware? Android's inefficient use of the hardware? Who knows.

    I want this fixed. For me, this is the only area where the Droid / N1 lags (pun intended) behind the iPhone.
     
  20. Needsdecaf

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    Damn, its FAST.
     
  21. Demon

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    I like this also
     
  22. bruceo

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    Yhis thread is ******ed. A stable Hardware and OS should not have thse issues with stock browser. Standard USB chargers and cables (~480ma thru USB and 900ma thru ac) should not change it's performance and users should not continually be waiting for firmware updates to correct many basics like browser scrolling.

    Apparently the geniuses at Google learned nothing from the debacle that is Winmo.

    The proliferation of nonstandard hardware configurations + Android = Winmo Deluxe
     
  23. gentlefury

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    yeah storm cable makes the screen go nuts!
     
  24. Needsdecaf

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    How the hell do you have open multiple tabs? I know you can do it, I've seen it done! I have the tabs hidden for one...do I need to turn that off?
     
  25. YankeeDudeL

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    First I'm hearing about xScope. Just DLed it and so far I like it's speed. Need to play w/ it some more before I decide if I prefer it over Dolphin, but it def has potential.
     

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