1. sniffs's Avatar
    Anyone notice their Droid lagging alot lately? I do have the HelixLauncher2 installed but the whole device is lagging bad.

    Is the HelixLauncher2 really that much of a resource hog?? sometimes my device will freeze for a few seconds and then slowly scroll between screens.

    seems that once everything is 'cached', the device is smooth..but sometimes it can get laggy.

    I dont experience this at all on my Droid Incredible..is it really because of the 2x memory? I doubt the 1ghz is making that much of a diff because like I said, once everything is 'cached' the device is smooth.. seems like a lack of ram or something.
    05-19-2010 10:04 AM
  2. acidsamuraix's Avatar
    This was happening to me with the live wallpapers on. I went back to a normal wallpaper and also disabled Helix's ability to reorient the homescreen between portrait and landscape (since it would lag there and take time to reload all the widgets).

    It is running a lot smoother now.

    Granted, thats just disabling things and not actually fixing anything, but it works and I dont really care about screen orientation.
    05-19-2010 10:12 AM
  3. sniffs's Avatar
    one thing I've noticed is that sometimes the icons/widgets take awhile to appear.. does this mean that the HL2 has crashed and is reloading? or is it just that slow to reload the icons/widgets?
    05-19-2010 10:24 AM
  4. Genetic_Bloom's Avatar
    It's just HL2 being slow reloading them, it's why I stopped using it. It seems to me that HL2 is just all around slow, it looks nice, but it's slow.
    05-19-2010 10:32 AM
  5. nox's Avatar
    Helix2 is just slow, really nice, but overall slow.
    Ruqqq is trying to work together with the creater of that LauncherPro. Imagine a fast *** helix2. That would be badass.
    'Nuff said
    05-19-2010 10:39 AM
  6. anaphora68's Avatar
    I had the same problem with Helix. I am currently rooted and running ADW. It's not the fastest, but it's a lot faster than Helix ever was. LauncherPro is also blazing fast.
    05-19-2010 10:43 AM
  7. Kainz15's Avatar
    I haven't really noticed much lag, even with Helix. But I haven't had it installed for very long, so we'll see how it goes in the long run.
    05-19-2010 10:44 AM
  8. takeshi's Avatar
    Anyone notice their Droid lagging alot lately?
    No but there are so many variables that could introduce lag that asking such a general question seems a bit pointless IMO. As for HL2, I don't use it and can't comment on it.
    05-19-2010 10:46 AM
  9. aubiker's Avatar
    I just dumped HL2 for launcherpro. Much faster. Doesn't have the lag I was seeing with HL2.
    05-19-2010 10:51 AM
  10. solideliquid's Avatar
    Yep my droid has been pretty laggy recently. I'm not running anything crazy or any launchers. The other day the phone started ringing, and it too two rings or so for the answer screen (where you swip to answer) to appear. For a second I thought I was going to miss the call lol.
    05-19-2010 08:51 PM
  11. xliderider's Avatar
    Are you running a custom rom? CM roms lag a lot for me. Running Pete's BB v1 and it is lag free so far.
    05-19-2010 09:50 PM
  12. darreno1's Avatar
    I'm running BB v1.0 at 1.1ghz and Helix 2 still lagged after a while. Remove it and run the default home and you'll notice even after several days, no lag. Even the regular Helix lagged sometimes but for the most part, it was pretty quick. The quickest, smoothest launcher right now is LauncherPro beta hands down. So far after a day and a half of heavy usage - no lag.
    05-19-2010 10:23 PM
  13. musicandnumbers's Avatar
    I got LauncherPro yesterday, and it's been much better as far as speed and no force close compared to Helix Launcher 1 & 2
    05-19-2010 10:46 PM
  14. Stang68's Avatar
    Ditto about LauncherPro, I like it.
    05-19-2010 11:51 PM