Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Dec 2011 22:16 UTC
Google Dianne Hackborn has posted on Google+ about some common myths regarding Android's graphics rendering pipeline, and we have a rebuttal to that one as well. Interesting stuff, but I want to talk abut something related: Android's gaphics performance. I'm hearing a lot of talk about how Android's effects and transitions and such aren't as smooth as those on iOS, but on my Galaxy SII, everything is super-smooth. So, I'm wondering - what's it like for you?
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RE: Smooth for me
by Timmmm on Tue 6th Dec 2011 22:29 UTC in reply to "Smooth for me"
Timmmm
Member since:
2006-07-25

Live wallpapers do not affect the performance of apps, and to be honest I've never found them to affect the home-screen scrolling performance or battery life either.

The biggest thing that affects battery life is apps that sync in the background, and simply using the screen.

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RE[2]: Smooth for me
by WorknMan on Tue 6th Dec 2011 22:33 in reply to "RE: Smooth for me"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Live wallpapers do not affect the performance of apps, and to be honest I've never found them to affect the home-screen scrolling performance or battery life either.


Depends on the wallpaper. I saw a video of the Transformer Prime recently where a guy was demo'ing the tablet and everything was running silky smooth, and then he put on a live wallpaper, and things started to stutter just a bit, and that was on a quad core CPU.

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RE[3]: Smooth for me
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 6th Dec 2011 22:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Smooth for me"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

"Live wallpapers do not affect the performance of apps, and to be honest I've never found them to affect the home-screen scrolling performance or battery life either.


Depends on the wallpaper. I saw a video of the Transformer Prime recently where a guy was demo'ing the tablet and everything was running silky smooth, and then he put on a live wallpaper, and things started to stutter just a bit, and that was on a quad core CPU.
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I do use a live wallpaper - the stylish Microbe one that's coded by Google. No problems here.

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