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By dizzy33, Senior Member on 18th April 2012, 04:18 PM
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18th April 2012, 05:34 PM |#11  
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Change animation settings under development to none or at least down to .5 from 1.0.
Use a third party launcher and third party browser if unsatisfied with stock. We have choice...we can use it.

My Xoom is as smooth as butter...no lag or stutter at all.

Thanks for these advises but the problem for me is not the speed of the device but its fluidity. So changing the animation setting did change the speed of the way the menu are displayed but not the fluidity of the animations.
About the fird party launcher, I think it will not make it run smoother as it will run in the background and occupy memory.
 
 
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Thanks for these advises but the problem for me is not the speed of the device but its fluidity. So changing the animation setting did change the speed of the way the menu are displayed but not the fluidity of the animations.
About the fird party launcher, I think it will not make it run smoother as it will run in the background and occupy memory.

Why, I don't know, but I have always found increased smoothness from launcher like ADWEX. As they say, "your mileage may vary." The configuration in my signature represents what I think is probably the best, smoothest and fastest combination I can find. I also have tons of apps and a pretty elaborate theme and still my Xoom is butter-smooth. It can be done.
18th April 2012, 05:44 PM |#13  
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I always choose the apps to install according to their fluidity. I know some apps are badly developped. I also have no apps running in background (that's why I choosed the stock ICS), always killing running apps before running a new one. I also don't use animated background.
I do my best to let my Xoom run as smooth as possible.

Why kill the apps before running a new one? If you are choosing apps based on how well programmed they are that seems completely unnecessary.


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18th April 2012, 06:28 PM |#14  
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Hi,

You didn't mention what apps you are running.

I'm running 4.0.4 stock rooted - and no issues in general. It got very laggy once after running for a week, but a reboot fixed it. Like any OS, very complex and not perfect - reboot once in a while.

I honestly don't find ICS to be very much different than HC (nor did I expect it to be). (ICS is what google wanted HC to be but ran out of time, so released HC)
18th April 2012, 06:41 PM |#15  
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Thanks for these advises but the problem for me is not the speed of the device but its fluidity. So changing the animation setting did change the speed of the way the menu are displayed but not the fluidity of the animations.
About the fird party launcher, I think it will not make it run smoother as it will run in the background and occupy memory.

Adw auncher makes for a much smoother home screen experiance than stock. Stock struggles with more than a couple of Widgets. Its a diferant experiance, but definatly faster.
18th April 2012, 06:43 PM |#16  
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I always choose the apps to install according to their fluidity. I know some apps are badly developped. I also have no apps running in background (that's why I choosed the stock ICS), always killing running apps before running a new one. I also don't use animated background.
I do my best to let my Xoom run as smooth as possible.

Which is why you were so quick to see my original suggestion as a personal attack?
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Which is why you were so quick to see my original suggestion as a personal attack?

I thought you took it as a personal attack because you said "stop using crappy apps", which to my point of view is agressive.
That's it. I'm sorry if your goal was not to be agressive.
19th April 2012, 03:56 AM |#18  
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You know, there are lots of fixes for any problems this device had at one time, but many require rooting and installing custom roms/kernels/recoveries and certain non-stock apps. I realize that some people like staying stock as much as possible...I don't. I want to get root immediately and start customizing. That's just me. Some people don't like to eat meat...I do. Some people can't imagine not driving everywhere...I've never owned a car. We're all different. But sometimes you just have to understand that your desire to stay all stock comes at a price. Lag exists. That's why custom roms exist...to eliminate lag, among other brilliant things.
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You know, there are lots of fixes for any problems this device had at one time, but many require rooting and installing custom roms/kernels/recoveries and certain non-stock apps. I realize that some people like staying stock as much as possible...I don't. I want to get root immediately and start customizing. That's just me. Some people don't like to eat meat...I do. Some people can't imagine not driving everywhere...I've never owned a car. We're all different. But sometimes you just have to understand that your desire to stay all stock comes at a price. Lag exists. That's why custom roms exist...to eliminate lag, among other brilliant things.

OK, so I'll check the custom ROMS ... Can anyone specify which ROM is the best for fluidity ?
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I didnt have or notice any of the problems you had on stock ICS

I am running the following rom on my xoom atm and have had no issues

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1437358
19th April 2012, 01:43 PM |#21  
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You know, there are lots of fixes for any problems this device had at one time, but many require rooting and installing custom roms/kernels/recoveries and certain non-stock apps. I realize that some people like staying stock as much as possible...I don't. I want to get root immediately and start customizing. That's just me. Some people don't like to eat meat...I do. Some people can't imagine not driving everywhere...I've never owned a car. We're all different. But sometimes you just have to understand that your desire to stay all stock comes at a price. Lag exists. That's why custom roms exist...to eliminate lag, among other brilliant things.

That's all fine and well, but I never stick with custom ROMs because, as you said, we're all different, and I want one that has a UI that mimics stock 100%. I don't want to see anything in settings that isn't in stock, I don't want anything in the launcher that isn't stock, absolutely NOTHING in the UI that isn't found in stock. They can tweak the kernel or the back end for performance if they want, but I don't want to see one single UI change that isn't in the stock ROM. Also when it comes to gapps, I don't want to see a single app that wasn't pre-installed on stock (except for Superuser obviously). For instance, on the Motorola Xoom, most gapps packages include the "News & Weather" app that's found on phones. That app has never been pre-installed on any Xoom stock ROM ever.

I have no idea if there's a ROM like that for the Galaxy Nexus, but there sure wasn't when I owned a Nexus S. If there were a ROM like that for the GN, I might consider using it.

Some people say "Well then why not just run a custom kernel with the stock ROM?" I've tried that too but I like to keep kernels and ROMs matched as I've had issues mixing and matching ROMs and kernels in the past. Plus, I think a small part of me gets nervous about running a kernel made by someone who doesn't have access to documentation for the hardware they're developing for. Let's be honest, only Samsung and Google truly know what this hardware can do and what its limitations are.
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