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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Weaker device experiences
by hafai on Wed 7th Dec 2011 08:29 UTC
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I'm the owner of a LG Optimus T P509. It's a cheaper device with a 600 MHz CPU (with a built-in Adreno 200 GPU) and 512 MiB of ram. The device (while not filled to the brim with bells n' whistles from the get go) ran well but not perfect. Minor lag when starting apps or moving to the homescreen, I suspect from having to reload everything.

After I loaded it with a custom 2.3 rom (with better kernel, driver, and system optimization) however I experience less lag even after I have added in the eye-candy that I can't live without.

While I can't say conclusively my experience with custom roms leads me to believe that proper optimization is key for Android performance. Some rom performance is plain horrendous while others run how I wish Windows would.

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