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[Q] Infuriating Bluetooth Controller Lag on S4

OP AlexBridgez

10th April 2014, 05:31 PM   |  #1  
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I've got a GS4 running 4.4.2 AOSP (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2544474) and I want to use my Moga Pro Power (http://androidspin.com/wp-content/up...-Pro-Power.png) to play games like NFS MW and emulators like Super Gnes but I get an infuriating lag of ~0.4 of a second between pushing a button and the action happening, making games like Super Mario World on Gnes impossible. I've also tried a dualshock 3 controller over bluetooth and the lag is still there. If I use the PS3 controller plugged in with an OTG then the input lag is unnoticable. Is there anything I can do to improve the lag since I've read reviews and other xda threads which say the Moga works great?
11th April 2014, 04:13 AM   |  #2  
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Similar issue with the Nintendo Wii controller on both my S4 and Note 8. It worked fine on my previous Asus Transformer Prime from what I remember. It just may be how bluetooth is configured on our devices. Likewise, I have the same issue with my car's stereo, when I try to control the music playback. I wonder if there is a way to adjust it, but I doubt it.
11th April 2014, 11:44 AM   |  #3  
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So this looks like a Samsung issue then..... Were you running stock TouchWiz on your devices? What version of android were you using? I've looked all over the internet for someone with a similar problem with no luck. The strange thing is that I also get the lag on my Asus Nexus 7 with both my dualshock and moga.

Can the kernel affect Bluetooth performance because I've got a custom kernel that came with the AOSP rom?

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11th April 2014, 06:25 PM   |  #4  
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So this looks like a Samsung issue then..... Were you running stock TouchWiz on your devices? What version of android were you using? I've looked all over the internet for someone with a similar problem with no luck. The strange thing is that I also get the lag on my Asus Nexus 7 with both my dualshock and moga.

Can the kernel affect Bluetooth performance because I've got a custom kernel that came with the AOSP rom?

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I was running stock TouchWiz, with versions 4.1.2 to 4.2.2. I have not tried it on 4.4.2. I would think that the kernel could have an effect on the bluetooth performance, but I don't know enough to say that it's the only thing.
11th April 2014, 07:56 PM   |  #5  
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I see, I rechecked and actually also have a noticeable lag when using my sixaxis plugged in to both the S4 and nexus 7 (not as bad but still quite noticeable) which could mean this is a general input issue just more noticeable on Bluetooth.... What factors could affect input lag from external devices?

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