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    Default Why Android Will Always Be Laggier Than iOS

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    That article is from 2011. From what I've read, Project Butter is supposed to have fixed the lag.

    Though in my experience the only android phones that don't lag are the Nexus ones and the new HTC One (due to a lean Sense). TouchWiz on my S4 is a horrific bloated POS. Hate it. The lag is driving me nuts. Can't wait until Google releases their S4 so I can flash to that.
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    Also remember there is no multitasking in IOS that can facter in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post
    That article is from 2011. From what I've read, Project Butter is supposed to have fixed the lag.
    Project Butter has helped, a lot. But a manufacturer such as Samsung who likes to implement lots of features in software will, of course, cause a lot more software to be running. And Project Butter can work against such refinements from time to time, since the UI is launching background processes and if the UI is running too pre-emptively it can interfere with the work being done to support it. Touchwiz and Sense are, by definition, a lot "heavier" than stock Android, since they offer many features stock does not.

    Having said that, Project Butter has helped immensely in the app space, and in no way required the "throw the whole infrastructure away" doom and gloom predictions of this article, which is full of a lot more vitriol than fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post
    Project Butter is supposed to have fixed the lag.
    Project Butter helped, but it didn't fix it. It is pretty disappointing to see lag/ animation glitches. But on a Nexus device they are relatively minor and its a small price to pay for the functionality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bojamijams View Post
    TouchWiz on my S4 is a horrific bloated POS. Hate it. The lag is driving me nuts. Can't wait until Google releases their S4 so I can flash to that.
    I seriously don't understand how the Samsung software people could have possibly signed off on The S4. It's so flipping laggy/stuttering. Yet there are still people in the S4 forum who pretend their S4 is lag free.

    I really hope a 100% functional Google Edition ROM is developed on XDA for carrier edition S4's. I'm okay with being an update or two behind of it means getting AOSP on Verizon. It's not like the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was updated quickly anyhow.

    AOSP + Verizon = unstoppable.

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    Came from a Iphone 5 and I am having some hard time adapting to the lgginess in my GS4, so far what i need to do is open the apps i need to use during the day and keep them running at all time, then it feels a lot better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamliner330 View Post
    Project Butter helped, but it didn't fix it. It is pretty disappointing to see lag/ animation glitches. But on a Nexus device they are relatively minor and its a small price to pay for the functionality.


    I seriously don't understand how the Samsung software people could have possibly signed off on The S4. It's so flipping laggy/stuttering. Yet there are still people in the S4 forum who pretend their S4 is lag free.

    I really hope a 100% functional Google Edition ROM is developed on XDA for carrier edition S4's. I'm okay with being an update or two behind of it means getting AOSP on Verizon. It's not like the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was updated quickly anyhow.

    AOSP + Verizon = unstoppable.

    Well you've always thrown hate posts on Samsung.

    The S4 is NOT AS LAGGY as you say it is. Sure it is not 100% gone, but you guys act like it is there everytime we flip a homescreen.

    That doesn't mean I won't be flashing to a touchwiz-free or touchwiz-fixed rom... but just to let all those Sammy haters know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kedar View Post
    Well you've always thrown hate posts on Samsung.
    Well deserved...I might add.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kedar View Post
    The S4 is NOT AS LAGGY as you say it is. Sure it is not 100% gone, but you guys act like it is there everytime we flip a homescreen.
    I honestly consider any lag or animation stutter unacceptable. The iPhone has no lag and the Nexus S4 has next to no lag...by that measure, the S4 is horrible. It also doesn't help that TouchWiz looks like it was developed by a 5 year old. HTC's Sense looks LOADS better, much more professional, sleek and modern.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kedar View Post
    That doesn't mean I won't be flashing to a touchwiz-free or touchwiz-fixed rom... but just to let all those Sammy haters know.
    They day the GE S4 ROM is available for the Verizon S4, I'm right there with ya. In the mean time, I'm curious to see what Motorola and Apple announce this summer. I doubt though, it will trump a Nexus experience on the S4.

    Quote Originally Posted by willthetech View Post
    Came from a Iphone 5 and I am having some hard time adapting to the lgginess in my GS4, so far what i need to do is open the apps i need to use during the day and keep them running at all time, then it feels a lot better.
    Try this, it should help immensely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamliner330 View Post
    Project Butter helped, but it didn't fix it. It is pretty disappointing to see lag/ animation glitches. But on a Nexus device they are relatively minor and its a small price to pay for the functionality.


    I seriously don't understand how the Samsung software people could have possibly signed off on The S4. It's so flipping laggy/stuttering. Yet there are still people in the S4 forum who pretend their S4 is lag free.

    I really hope a 100% functional Google Edition ROM is developed on XDA for carrier edition S4's. I'm okay with being an update or two behind of it means getting AOSP on Verizon. It's not like the Verizon Galaxy Nexus was updated quickly anyhow.

    AOSP + Verizon = unstoppable.

    I just love to pretend so I'll just say this. On my S4 that is still on the original release software has always been lag free and barely stutters if you can even call it that.

    I agree. Refinements to the OS should always be finished long before a release, but if you still have lag or your gallery is bugging out on you, just return it. Its broken.

    You can deny that there are working S4s all you want. It won't make it true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warpdrive View Post
    I just love to pretend so I'll just say this. On my S4 that is still on the original release software has always been lag free and barely stutters if you can even call it that.

    I agree. Refinements to the OS should always be finished long before a release, but if you still have lag or your gallery is bugging out on you, just return it. Its broken.

    You can deny that there are working S4s all you want. It won't make it true.
    Point proven for me. Even you, in the middle of your 'its perfect' rant, admit it stutters. People have been claiming their Android device doesn't lag/stutter since Android began...do you know what they've all had in common? They have all been wrong.

    Am I saying it is an unpurchasable product, absolutely not. The S4 is currently the best Android device available on all national carriers. But it absolutely does lag/stutter. If it didn't lag at all, then these tips must do absolutely nothing, right? Wrong.

    It stutters, deal with it.

    Please remember, there is a difference between it stuttering and noticing it stutters. When compared to a liquid smooth experience, the difference becomes immediately noticeable. (Example, your S4 probably made your old device look even worse). Just because you don't notice it, doesn't mean it's not there.

    I can hardly wait for the GE S4 ROM.
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    Well, the sad thing is the S3/S2 probably don't lag as much as the S4.

    Now, the Iphone and HTC One still stutter. For the One, try pinching out to all the homescreens. Then tap on one.
    For the Iphone (and I haven't tried this on the 5), going to the search screen.
    ____

    As for the touch sensors (when you touch and when the phone actually registers the touch) Iphone beats it all. S4 is second. HTC one was like 4th? I'll have to find that list.

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    Well s4 stutters a little because of all the added features, which is weird because the s3 didnt lag. Anyway, im sure updates will be rolling out to fix it. Besides, those minor stutters dont bother the average consumer.

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    Default Re: Why Android Will Always Be Laggier Than iOS

    Listen....the OP has TWO posts. This is definitely meant to incite an argument. It links to a true Apple fanboy site (hence the title "Cult").

    The conversation can/will continue as long it's civil and controlled. The instant it gets out of hand action will be taken.

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    When I had the Galaxy Nexus, I didn't recall having any issues with lag. I thought the phone was really smooth and fast. I don't recall a whole lot of lag with the Note 2 either. I will be honest, I don't really look for it. As long as it doesn't bother me while I'm using it I'm fine.


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    That article suggests that iOS will always be slower than Android at doing everything except for animation if you ever touch your phone. It's a small philosophical difference as to whether nice looking animations or processing performance are more important. I understand why Apple made animation the top priority, UI in mobile devices is super important and it does look super nice and professional that way. However, I like knowing that my phone can decide that stuff like answering a call, rendering a page or doing some background processing might be more important than smooth animation. I'd rather get from point A to point B in the fastest possible way, not the "smoothest."
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    Maybe I'm wrong but with a luncher such as nova I experience no lag whatsoever on my S4. Its not that difficult to just get a launcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoii View Post
    Maybe I'm wrong but with a luncher such as nova I experience no lag whatsoever on my S4. Its not that difficult to just get a launcher.

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    I wonder will the S4 running stick android will show any lag.


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    If the argument is that Adroroid will always be laggy, yet, it's accepted that sotck on the N4 and better and even the HTC one are basically lag free, why are you guys still going back and forth?

    Touchwiz is the issue (also not disputed in this thread) and is not indicative of Android as a whole.
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    It was one of the reasons why kept going back to iPhone but Jelly Bean/Project Butter ended my relationship with Apple. If she changes I will go back. LOL
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    Its a preposterous question. Between all the variations in hardware and OS, its like comparing an apple to literally every other fruit in the produce section. Not all devices are created equal and not all Android builds are created equal.

    That being said, keep iOS's mediocrity and the stale Apple hardware design. I'll take the functionalities and variety of the Android ecosystem any day even despite that fact that some of the OEMs on some models manage to royally muck up the software along with the carriers.

    My N7 has literally been the best experience I've had with any computer/mobile device save for maybe my IBM Thinkpad.





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    Quote Originally Posted by .46caliber View Post
    Its a preposterous question. Between all the variations in hardware and OS, its like comparing an apple to literally every other fruit in the produce section. Not all devices are created equal and not all Android builds are created equal.

    That being said, keep iOS's mediocrity and the stale Apple hardware design. I'll take the functionalities and variety of the Android ecosystem any day even despite that fact that some of the OEMs on some models manage to royally muck up the software along with the carriers.

    My N7 has literally been the best experience I've had with any computer/mobile device save for maybe my IBM Thinkpad.





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    A nexus 7 is smooth and fast? Really? My nexus 7 running cm10 is still slower than a stock galaxy s3. The tegra 3 processor blows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s14tat View Post
    A nexus 7 is smooth and fast? Really? My nexus 7 running cm10 is still slower than a stock galaxy s3. The tegra 3 processor blows.
    Yeah, my Nexus 7 lagged and froze like crazy. I don't know why Google didn't fix it, the Nexus 4 is dead smooth...
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    I had one issue about 3 weeks in, but a reset cleared it. Don't even remember what it was. It's been great since.

    My N4 is on the way and I can't wait to have a Vanilla phone.

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    I agree that iOS is a lot smoother, but I would not say "always" since the rate Android is going with Internal storage only (no sd), fixed battery, cloud focus, etc they may be just like Apple down the road.
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    This thread is funny. To listen to some people you would think there is never lag on iOS devices. Ever. Conversely Android does nothing but lag. Neither statement or impression is true. All devices lag at some point. Even a computer does.
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