1. SoulWeaponry's Avatar
    I'm a little shocked sometimes when the stock browser on my rezound is, lag and smoothness wise, on the same level as my old thunderbolt. Pinch to zooming, scrolling, tapping. The lag is just confusing considering the power of this phone.

    Then i see the nexus. A phone with similar power and ios-like buttery smooth browsing. I read things like this on the nexus forum about the browser:

    " When people have historically compared web browser scrolling between Android and iOS, most of the differences they are seeing are not due to hardware accelerated drawing. Originally Android went a different route for its web page rendering and made different compromises: the web page is turned in to a display list, which is continually rendered to the screen, instead of using tiles. This has the benefit that scrolling and zooming never have artifacts of tiles that havent yet been drawn. Its downside is that as the graphics on the web page get more complicated to draw the frame rate goes down. As of Android 3.0, the browser now uses tiles, so it can maintain a consistent frame rate as you scroll or zoom, with the negative of having artifacts when newly needed tiles cant be rendered quickly enough. "

    I have no idea what any of it means. Really. This paragraph turns my brain into scrambled eggs the more i read it. I'll just end it with my original question: is it the os that's holding out browser back from greatness? Will it be better for ice cream sammy?
    12-14-2011 10:11 AM
  2. MomaDave's Avatar
    I haven't experienced lagging on my stock browser... Seems to work good and smooth.
    12-14-2011 10:27 AM
  3. Dovahkiin's Avatar
    Are you talking about the slowness you experience when you zoom out of a page in order to see the horizontal view of all the pages, where it lets you switch or "x" out of them?
    If you are, then I get what you're talking about. Although it's not lag, it's a design choice. The response time for this action is always the same, regardless of what factors you try and change. It's a **** poor design choice, but it's not lag.
    And if you're not talking about this, then, well, disregard my comment.
    12-14-2011 12:49 PM
  4. karmamule's Avatar
    I haven't experienced lagging on my stock browser... Seems to work good and smooth.
    This has been my experience too. I just switched from a Thunderbolt to the Rezound early last week, and right from the start I noticed the browser felt smoother and had less lag, so I'm not sure why your Rezound is behaving so poorly.
    12-14-2011 01:22 PM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    I don't notice any lag on the stock browser but then again I don't use it that often either. I like and use Dolphin HD for most of my web browsing.
    12-14-2011 01:49 PM
  6. SoulWeaponry's Avatar
    Are you talking about the slowness you experience when you zoom out of a page in order to see the horizontal view of all the pages, where it lets you switch or "x" out of them?
    If you are, then I get what you're talking about. Although it's not lag, it's a design choice. The response time for this action is always the same, regardless of what factors you try and change. It's a **** poor design choice, but it's not lag.
    And if you're not talking about this, then, well, disregard my comment.
    Not really, but that is interesting to note. Why would the appearance of...slowness/choppyness be a design choice? That's just weird to me. I have no doubt you're right considering it does this even when i'm on basic text pages that don't require any major resources.

    There's a slight lag sometimes scrolling/pinch to zooming. It's only sometimes and it's not consistent. Generally the browser is zippy but putting this next to a galaxy nexus or a galaxys2 (especially european version with exynos) and you see the difference.
    12-14-2011 05:21 PM
  7. Pierce09's Avatar
    Any browser lag will be gone with the ICS update, yes.
    12-14-2011 05:57 PM
  8. ppeklak's Avatar
    pinch to zoom on the nexus and phones with hardware acceleration like the galaxy s2 will have smoother performance than the rezound until the rezound gets ICS
    12-14-2011 06:27 PM
  9. MedioGringo's Avatar
    Any browser lag will be gone with the ICS update, yes.
    Try loading the Verge's full site. It'll lag. I've seen the Nexus lag badly on that site.

    I've already tested various sites on my Evo 3D for scrolling and zooming speed vs what I've seen in Nexus videos, and it's definitely smoother than my 1.2 ghz dual core snapdragon. I'm not sure if that's down to ICS or the TI chip, but either way it's better. I don't think the Nexus' browser is a smooth as the SGS2, although it is quite a bit faster. Which is a shame, because I'm willing to bet that ICS with the Mali 400 GPU from the SGS2 would be the first totally lag free Android phone.
    12-14-2011 06:28 PM
  10. Evil Hamster's Avatar
    I haven't seen any lag on any sites- loading, scrolling or zooming. It's faster than my laptop, in fact.
    12-14-2011 08:03 PM
  11. E_man's Avatar
    Try loading the Verge's full site. It'll lag. I've seen the Nexus lag badly on that site.
    That's a dissapointment. My SGS1 with an early ICS port has surprisingly minor lag on that site. Nearly no scrolling lag most of the time, and only mild zooming lag on the full page.
    12-14-2011 10:30 PM
  12. google123's Avatar
    its probably the sense bloat. my Inc has zero lag on it and the hardware on it is inferior to the Rezound but I also run cyanogenmod on my phone so.. .....
    12-15-2011 12:59 AM
  13. georgekn3mp's Avatar
    lol want to see lag? Change the User Agent in Dolphin HD from Android" to "desktop" and watch Javascript load....or try to access Hulu lol.
    12-15-2011 09:38 AM
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