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By emcom, Junior Member on 6th June 2014, 08:57 PM
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Hi all,

Today I have accidentially discovered something that helped my Xperia a little bit.
I started to look into its lag and performance problems after playing for a while with my wife's Motorola Moto G.
By the way, Moto G is a small miracle I'd say.

So I started to investigate for potential source of problems for Xperia. Then... I disabled the "Google search" app (yes, that one on the top of main screen). And the phone works much, much better now !

This is no problem for me as I never used this search bar. But just to confirm, maybe others could also try out if it helps them, too ? It's easily reversible.
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7th June 2014, 01:37 AM |#2  
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Even i did the same thing and it does really help. My phone is as smooth as it should be. Zero lags. And i love the xperia themes

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8th June 2014, 12:59 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by emcom

Hi all,

Today I have accidentially discovered something that helped my Xperia a little bit.
I started to look into its lag and performance problems after playing for a while with my wife's Motorola Moto G.
By the way, Moto G is a small miracle I'd say.

So I started to investigate for potential source of problems for Xperia. Then... I disabled the "Google search" app (yes, that one on the top of main screen). And the phone works much, much better now !

This is no problem for me as I never used this search bar. But just to confirm, maybe others could also try out if it helps them, too ? It's easily reversible.

Yeah, I agree, Google search (incl. Google Now) drains a lot of battery even when unused-it runs in the background. Also the Moto G is great, my bro and dad own it, I am thinking of getting it as well.
8th June 2014, 10:47 AM |#4  
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can you search anything in browser afterwards?
8th June 2014, 11:10 AM |#5  
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can you search anything in browser afterwards?

Of course, since it has nothing to do with this app.

I disabled google search directly after I bought the phone. It runs extremely smooth especially with 4.3.

Google Search app is just for the widget, google now and all of the background stuff it brings - which is definitely a reason for slow devices and battery drain.
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Of course, since it has nothing to do with this app.

I disabled google search directly after I bought the phone. It runs extremely smooth especially with 4.3.

Google Search app is just for the widget, google now and all of the background stuff it brings - which is definitely a reason for slow devices and battery drain.

for me it was not possible.. neither searching from web page nor from address bar. nothing happened.
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for me it was not possible.. neither searching from web page nor from address bar. nothing happened.

For me the 'Google now' icon when long tap home change to search button (a magnifier instead google logo), and then open browser in google.com.... I was using dolphin browser, maybe try this?

also, I didn't notice any improvement in perfomance disabling google search.... but I have no Google Play services drain or anything....
9th June 2014, 06:18 PM |#8  
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What Google applications I can uninstall (rooted phone) ?
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What Google applications I can uninstall (rooted phone) ?

Google Search, Gmail, Google+, almost every Google app, except if u want to download and install apps from the Play Store, it's a must to have Google Play Store and Google Play Services installed on ur phone
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Google Search, Gmail, Google+, almost every Google app, except if u want to download and install apps from the Play Store, it's a must to have Google Play Store and Google Play Services installed on ur phone

Ok thanks !
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