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Will Android 2.0/2.1 improve performance? Eris cant keep up with even novice users.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by onion, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. onion

    Thread Starter

    Will Android 2.0/2.1 improve performance? The Eris is a cool phone and all but it simply cant keep up with me. There is nothing wrong with my phone also. I have rebooted it and have 80mb free memory. Same thing at Verizon store display phone. It just cant keep up and the lag and waiting periods (1 second or so) are annoying me. Yes one second is alot of lag time when you are trying to do things. It sounds like "only one second" but there are 100 of these one second lag times all over the phone. Im not even an "expert" or "hardcore" user.

    Anyon know if Android 2.0 will run faster?

    Playing a simple MP3 while trying to navigate the phone increases the lag times.

    Why dosnt the older iphone 3g have these lag issues when they both have equal CPUs???

    When will Google and HTC aknowledge the MAJOR issue with the ENTIRE phone slowing down the a crawl once available RAM goes under 30mb. (common with all Android phones) Is it SO hard to have the ability to shutdown apps and automatically remove them from ram when Im done using them??? This is the same stupidity Windows Mobile went through back in 2003. Yes I understand that Android will remove unused apps from RAM to make room for the next one but this is where the lag is coming from. The entire phone slows to a crawl unless you free up some memory with 3rd party apps.

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  2. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast

    The more processes you are running at one time you will see a lag.

    People WISH the 2.0 will help make their phone go faster but NO ONE knows.

    Trying closing some of the processes in your phone and you'll get more performance.
  3. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    I don't know what all you got goin on on that phone but I can play music and do all kinds of crap at once with no hiccups.. :/
  4. onion

    Thread Starter

    Thanks but you didnt even read my original post and what you posted you offered no information that I already did not know already. As I stated I already close apps to free up memory. The problem is once you open up a few apps you use up all your RAM which slows your phone down to a crawl and now you have to use taskkiller to shutdown the apps.....SO ANNOYING! Once RAM reaches around 30mb or under its LAG CITY on your phone due to the OS shuffling around data in the RAM like a swap file in Windows.
  5. snorge

    snorge Android Enthusiast

    Have you tried installing spare parts and changing the menu animation to fast. This makes everything open much snappier for some reason there is a delay turned on by default kind of like on the windows start menu.
  6. onion

    Thread Starter

    Sure you can but it lags. Nothing is "on-demand" or "instant" when using the Eris. You sem to be a very very basic user so I dont think you know what I am talking about. You have to wait a sec for new menus to come up ect, it is also clear you dont even use your phone much becuase if you saw what happens once you reach 30mb or under or RAM you wouldnt say that.
  7. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    You clearly are bitter and have made up your mind. I don't know what I would have done without the attitude.
  8. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast

    So you have tested this theory of 30mb or less lagg? I don't understand how less memory is going to tax the processor. There is hardly any app that requires 30mb to run so that theory does not pan out. Task killer may kill some of the apps running but there may be other processes that are running. go to settings > manage applications > and look for apps you dont use or are stock with phone and force stop them.

    This might help. As for your post its possible the update will speed things up but no one knows. I personally dont haveay issues and I'm almost full.
  9. jmacpga

    jmacpga Newbie

    again... I have had NO ISSUES with lag time. I am using my phone constantly and running multiple apps at a time. I don't mean to piss you off more and I do not know why yours is having lag issues and a lot of others are not. Today I looked and had 14 apps running at one time while listening to music and surfing the web with no lag time.
  10. onion

    Thread Starter

    Sigh....I dont think you understand how things work here. After the Eris boots you have about 90-95mb of ram for applications you want to run. Every time you start an app it gets loaded into RAM and STAYS there regardless if you go back to your home screens and have no intention of using the app later.

    The problem is Android does not close ANY app once started regardless if you plan on using it later or not. Its still loaded into RAM and once you start a few different apps over time (a few hours with me) your available RAM will be used up and once it reaches the magic 30mb or less number your phone turns into LAG CENTRAL because the Eris is removing apps from memory and shuffling in new data as needed kind of like Windows swap file slowdown. It has nothing to due with the CPU its the memory subsystem that gets crippled which causes the major lag.
  11. jeffyo

    jeffyo Android Enthusiast

    Fine ill give u that. BUT, that doesnt explain why if you force close the apps it wouldnt clear memory and many apps are less than a meg a piece and 30mb should be plenty to run. Maybe I'm not following your logic of how processes are prioritizing.

    Good luck in anycase.
  12. papasula

    papasula Lurker

    Thought of using a task killer? Advanced Task Manager has a widget that will kill all running apps with a single tap.

    Mine shows little to no lag with moderate use. I will be listening to music, surfing the web, texting, vacuuming, doing the dishes, and spending time contributing to this thread without the lag you speak of. ;)
  13. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    I can do that on my G1 with no issues either. As a matter of fact I had Pandora, Google Nav(turn by turn) and was playing Cestos. No I wasnt driving.

    I had no lag or slow down on my antique/out dated G1.
  14. papasula

    papasula Lurker

    There's also a program called Startup Auditor which will prevent some unused programs from starting up at all. I never use Peep, Footprints, etc so I have it prevent them from starting up to save memory for apps I want to run.
  15. albiewan

    albiewan Android Enthusiast

    Onion: I am curious about what you say about apps never shutting down after you run them (unless I misunderstood). If the lag time increases as you say, how do you keep the Eris from bogging down? I am a novice and admit it but I joined this forum to learn about my Eris. I have had so many phones with Verizon over the last several years but this one is, by far, the most intriguing to me. I look forward to reading whatever is relevant.
  16. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    Have you done the simple and well known lag reducing trick of clearing your cache ?

    If you use that many apps you are going to have alot of cache built up.

    settings-apps-manage apps- (name of apps goes here) -clear cache

    and many others

    They pile cache into the internal memory and this will cause lag. Having apps in the background does not cause the lag you are refering to. If anything it makes the app start faster the next time you use it, if its still in the back ground.

    Some very friendly advice...
    Before you tell other that they dont know anything about their phones, why dont you some research and find out for yourself. There is a search button in the upper right corner of every forums page. Start there. Being rude and putting others down will not get you any help and most people here will report you and ignore you.

    I hope you get things worked out and your phone speeds up for you.
  17. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    so clearing cache of apps doesn't have any negative effect on the phone or app? my phone isnt too bad lag-wise, but i'm always interested in making it a little faster. also, what are some of the apps that you would say need to have the cache cleared the most? thanks in advance!
  18. Garick

    Garick Newbie

    this is completely out of the question imo, should be managed or just closed by the os. There is no way I'm going through the list and doing that manually.
  19. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    You should have done some research before buying an Android device.
    The OS was built for multitasking. :eek:
  20. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    I do it to my G1 every couple of days. Been doing it for almost a year. No issues and NO LAG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I never shut my phone off, except when I update the OS.

    Yeah the 150+ apps on my phone doesnt mean anything either. :D
    You would think if someone was going to have lag it would be someone with that many apps. I use about 20 of the daily and a small few maybe 1 every week or so.

    Its your phone and you have that choice. Its just advice on how to speed up the phone and add memory. I think there is an app or one coming out shortly that will do it for you. I do it myself so I know whats happening to my phone, even though some people think I dont know what is happening to it.

    If you have been on this forum for more than a couple of weeks, you will know not many people have done any research on the device they bought. They wont even do a search on the forums or Google before posting a question.

    I always try to help when I can, even when its an easy to find answer. I am more then glad to help. Lots of people helped me in the past on here.
  21. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    So Windows wasn't built for multitasking? Because this is the only device I've ever owned that requires me to manually shut down every program in order to get decent battery life and performance. I like my phone but to suggest this is normal as compared to other devices is ridiculous.
  22. Ataranine

    Ataranine Android Enthusiast

    Are you comparing a computer OS to a phone OS? Wtf?
    And it is normal, get over it. :p
  23. onion

    Thread Starter

    This is the dumbest response I have ever heard in a long time now...He should of done some research about how Android OS lacks major features for it to even run smooth??
  24. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    You dont have to kill apps (RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH).

    Android kills apps when it needs to do it. The Android operating system is built that way on purpose.

    Try this to help battery drain...

    reduce screen brightness
    switch to 2g if you dont need speed of 3g
    turn off GPS when not needed
    remove widgets that you dont use or need
    and use the search button in upper right corner of forum for more help.
  25. hrbib21

    hrbib21 Android Expert

    You're serious? I've done all of that. Thanks but no thanks.

    Your response illustrates the crux of the the problem: One should not have to "research research research" in order to have a phone operate in a decent manner. That's just asinine.

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