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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If you really want to get into the nitty-gritty details regarding SoCs and their relative performance in Android and iOS devices, read through some of the phone reviews on

The graphics benchmark graphs are especially interesting to pore over.

For example, there's an inexpensive phone out of China running MIUI based on Android 2.3.5 that simply blows away the competition in a lot of graphics/browsing tasks. They spent a lot of time optimising the drivers and other software on the phone, allowing the much slower CPU to keep up with the big boys.

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