Performance is characterized by the amount of useful work accomplished by a computer system compared to the time and resources used (Wikipedia).

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why smartphones become laggey and slow with time?

I found a lot of info about how to make my smartphone faster but I couldn't find the reason for smartphones lowliness. I found that you should move apps to SD Card (if you have one) Don't use a lot ...
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What is filling my phone's RAM, if not apps?

My Galaxy S3 has gone from snappy to slow over the past few weeks: When I open or change apps it reacts very slowly. When the app is running that app is working fine. It resembles having too little ...
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phone becomes extremely slow when internal storage usage reaches around 50%

I flashed my android phone many times recently using odin, my phone is a Galaxy Grand Duos. Then I finally got it working. but I found the problem as described in the title. What could possibly be the ...
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Scala and ART, android runtime

I understand that Dalvik has a just-in-time compiler. The android team is making ART, android runtime, which has an ahead-of-time compiler. Effectively using Scala can increase code execution time ...
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Update to 4.2.2 slowed down my Samsung Galaxy Grand

Recently, my phone got updated to 4.2.2 and now it has terribly slowed down. I don't know what is the problem but opening a single application takes hell lot of time. Should I do factory reset or is ...
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Apps spamming my log

I've been looking at my log recently for more development of android applications, and I've noticed my log is spammed with all sorts of information that I wouldn't considered needed to be logged. ...
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Samsung Note 2 slow down

I find my note 2 is getting slower and slower after using it for 1 year. Is there anything I can do to make my phone run normally/faster. It looks like the memory is approaching to the max usage. Is ...
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Phone is lagging

Some apps lag on my phone. For example, Chrome, Opera Beta. But other apps are working quite normal. I noticed that these apps redraw almost all screen, so I believe this is somehow related to ...
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How big of a speed difference will be noticed with a 100-200 MHz overclock?

I am going to overclock my 600 MHz to around 700-800+. Nothing too big of a jump, and don't need any help either. The question I'm concerned about is what kind of performance does this slight speed ...
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Why is the screen rotation slow and freezing the screen?

I have a Samsung Galaxy note 10.1, and the screen rotation before was noticeably quicker. It just recently started to take another second or two to rotate. On top of that, everything on screen will ...
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very slow performance of Galaxy Grand 4.2.2

After the new update of 4.2.2 on Feb 6,2014 my phone performs very very slow.. cant even run a single application.. cant even pick up the call as the screen remains blank... Smart phone has become ...
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Run apps at half-size

I have an Android tablet (TF101) which runs really slow, especially with games like Asphalt 8. I was wondering if I could run the slow apps at half-size, so they would run faster. Is there any way to ...
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Are there any downsides or risks to limiting background processes?

I enabled developer options on my Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and then changed "Limit background process" option from Standard limit to No background process. After that my phone is working fine, with ...
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Are there technical reasons why Android is not as smooth as iOS and can they be overcome? [closed]

There are some discussions of this topic on the internet but I'm looking for something objective and technical like the Stack Exchange community is generally quite good at. I've resisted the ...
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How to restrict uploading the benchmark tool result to their server?

I downloaded 3rd party benchmark application like Antutu , for checking my phone performance .but i don't want to upload my phone result to their server . Is their any way to restrict uploading the ...
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Why are there a ton of Logcat processes slowing down phone?

I noticed a major slowdown on 2.2.2 Android, and it looks as though it's caused by too many logcat processes. With adb shell, I ran ps | wc -l and there were about 400 processes, after running killall ...
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Android TOP command CPU usage

I'm running a simple command line audio processing program in a shell on my Nexus 10 (Android 4.4.2), and want it to consume 100% CPU while it runs. The reason being, if I know it used 100% CPU, I can ...
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Improving performance of YouTube app

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 (a.k.a. p4, P7500), running Android 4.2.2 rooted (latest CyanogenMod nightly build: 10.1-20131208-NIGHTLY-p4) and YouTube v5.3.28. Does anyone have an idea how to improve the ...
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Will flashing a custom fix lag on my Android?

I have a 1 GB RAM tablet running a pretty much vanilla Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and it's been running very slow. Apps startup time have been slow, noticeable lag exists while scrolling between the ...
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How to tune my Android 4.1.2 for performance

I have a Motorola Droid Bionic with Android 4.1.2 on it. The phone has become very slow and switching between applications takes at least 5 seconds. Q1: What could be causing this performance ...
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Android lag issues in Galaxy S3?

I know I have previously asked a similar question and I am asking again : why does my Galaxy S3 lag when doing routine tasks ? When pressing HOME button , the screen is supposed to smoothly fade ...
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Anyway to speed up Android 4.0.4 (ICS) on our VPN?

Doing mobile development here, testing on various iOS and Android devices/versions. iPhone 5 over our VPN is excellent, get page refreshes right away. Android 4.0.4 is brutally slow! Anyone know of ...
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System (Xperia X10i) very Slow after updating with 2.3 android version

any one hlep me out with this issue Updated the O/S with 2.33 android version then system became dead slow ? Can any one please suggest me to improve my phone performance Thanks in advance, Kiran ...
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Samsung Galaxy Grand Running Slowly After Upgrading to Android 4.2.2

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Grand for 8 months now, which was originally running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Recently I got a Firmware Update and upgraded my mobile to Android 4.2.2. After this update, ...
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Explain the ondemand CPUFreq governor parameters in SAMSUNG galaxy S4?

I am trying to understand how does the onDemand CPUFreq governor works. I have a SAMSUNG S4 device and I looked into the following file to see the tuneable parameters of SAMSUNG Glaxy S4 GT-i9505 ...
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Are running apps slowing down Android phones?

When my phone (Xperia J) is getting slow I'll go to Setting→Apps, select running apps, and delete everything in there. Then I go back to the homescreen and I notice that my phone is faster. So is ...
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Galaxy Note is getting slower and less responsive [duplicate]

I've had my Galaxy Note about 18 months. It's progressively getting slower and slower to respond to user input. Any tap has an unpredictable delay, up to a few seconds. Even typing has a noticeable ...
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Can Anti-virus affect device performance?

I have installed some anti-viruses on my device, and since then I am feeling that the performance of the device is quite slow, and when I uninstall them the device works fine, and the device starts ...
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Why a phone gets slower as time passes?

I did a hard-reset, wiped everything everywhere, reinstalled firmware and changed SD card. However, the phone still works extremely slowly, not as when it was bought. What can wear out in phone? Inner ...
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galaxy nexus tuna/toro is lagging on stock

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Nexus (tuna) on Verizon network (toro) w/ Google Android 4.2.2 (stock ROM). my phone lags so much, sometimes it even becomes unresponsive ... the only way to deal with it is ...
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HTC desire x issues after update to Android 4.1 Sense 4+

Ever since I installed the update to 4.1 I've been having major issues with my desire x. The keyboard disappears frequently while typing, sometimes I can't get it back without closing the app and ...
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How do I know if an Android tablet supports Project Butter?

As far as I know, Project Butter is just shorthand for versions of Android OS that have quicker touch screen response, close to the "physicalness" of iOS devices. But how do I know if a particular ...
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Performance impact of device encryption

As far as I know, most or all Android devices don't have any hardware cryptography accelerators, so the block-level storage encryption happens on the CPU. How high is the impact of encrypting and ...
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Improving HTC Sensation XE somehow

I have an HTC Sensation XE and the smartphone is becoming slower and worse every day, expecially compared to my Nexus 7 and Samsung Tab 2. Android on the phone is slow and lagged ( I have to wait ...
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Android on Samsung Galaxy Duos is too slow

I've bought a Samsung Galaxy Duos GT-S7562 with Android 4.0.4 3 months ago. The phone is so slow and getting slower by the ay, it has become almost useless. For instance, to look up and call a contact ...
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Force Trim an Android Device

With 4.3 endabling the support for trim (though I read that it was present since the first JB). I was wondering if there is a way for me to force trim on my device? Is there an app that I can sideload ...
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TRIM command operability in Android 4.3

Has anyone been able to confirm the usage and operability of the fstrim (TRIM) functionality in the latest Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) release? I have seen multiple articles mention the operability of ...
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Change the speed of games in Android / SpeedHack for Android

Is there a way to slow down / speed up the actual game speed? For Windows PC, there is the Cheat Engine SpeedHack that does it nicely. Is there anything (requiring root or not) to achieve similar ...
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Why is my Xperia U slow?

I have a Sony Xperia U running Android 4.0.4 ICS. The problem is that it runs really slowly. It is particularly bad while multi-tasking. While listening to music, if I get a phone call, it hangs. ...
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HTC One V really slow

I bought my HTC One V exactly one year ago, at first everything went really smoothly and it worked like a charm. It didn't take long before the phone crashed from an unexpected error. The phone spent ...
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How to optimize my Rooted desire bravo for gaming? [duplicate]

Presently using the Runnymede AIO V6.0.4.3 Special Edition [Stable] Tried Cyanogenmode-7.2 Stable But I am finding great lag in performance when playing games. Such as Angry Gran, Temple run, ...
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Do Android devices become slower with time?

I own a Galaxy S (2.3.5 / GT-I9000 / BVJV3) and use it since two and a half years. I also have bought more recent hardware, like an iPad Mini and a more recent Android tablet, which comparatively are ...
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Huawei G300 not fast enough for Google Racer

So on my Nexus 7 (currently clocked at 1300mb RAM) Google Racer works fine. However, when I use it on my Huawei Ascend G300 (only clocked at ~30mb less RAM) it says it is too slow. This doesn't ...
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Phone becomes slow after updating to Jelly Bean

My Samsung Galaxy Note-1 becomes very slow after updating it to Jelly bean...what should I do??? Please can any body help me??
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Android 4.0.3 sluggish: nandd process hogging CPU

I have an Allwinner A10 tablet clone. While working the tablet "freezes" regularly but not too frequently for a strech of time between 2 and 15 seconds. Described differently: the tablet is useable ...
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My OS and phone freeze and lag every time the blue “Show CPU Usage” bar appears. What is it?

Lately, I've been experiencing the very unpleasant phenomenon of my almost new S3 completely locking up and stopping responding to input. It's like a very serious lag that has to either be waited out, ...
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How to speed up Android during bootup time?

I'm looking at the bootup time of Android on my embedded device and I'm trying to get a sense for where I can save some time. 1) What are some things that you've done to really help speed up the ...
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Why does my Android device slow down after successive ROM updates without wiping?

I have a 32 GB Verizon Galaxy Nexus (toro). I am running Cyanogenmod 10.1 ROM nightlies and I use CyanDelta Updater to stay up to date. For a period of about 3 weeks, I updated to the latest nightly ...
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How can I find which app slows down my phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. My phone is becoming slow. I don't know how to find the app that slows it down. Can someone help me with this? My guess that the app is FACEBOOK... worst app ever. After ...
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Samsung Galaxy S has become very slow

My phone recently has begun to become very slow. At certain times of the day, the phone will completely stop working and will have to be turned off by holding the power button. Sometimes, the lock ...