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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Lots of variables
by Morgan on Wed 7th Dec 2011 00:34 UTC
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It's not just about the OS or even its renderer. I've found on my Nook Color that the UI can be laggy as hell depending on the launcher used. When I switched from the default ADW Launcher to Launcher Pro, I saw a dramatic increase in fluidity and responsiveness, to the point that I felt I was on an iPad-class tablet. Even on my old Motorola Cliq, Launcher Pro took it from miserable to usable.

I've also seen iOS-quality graphics on the Nexus S, though the screen itself seemed sub-par. I think it's a combination of good hardware specs and good coding that make for a pleasant UI experience under Android.

Edited 2011-12-07 00:36 UTC

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