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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Factory reset to restore performance? What are the disadvantages?

tl;dr: What bad things will happen if I do a factory reset? So I've had this original Droid for about a year and a half. I love this phone, and if only I could get it to be a bit faster and have a ...
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Is the Galaxy S II stable?

I am thinking about getting a Galaxy S2. It seems like a great phone, but I have some concerns about the system stability. I hear from Android users that Samsung's original ROM is very slow and heavy ...
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How can I fix my cheap Android 2.2 phone? Should I root it?

I recently purchased a Samsung Intercept for Virgin Mobile. The problem is that it doesn't work very well. There's a delay when doing almost anything on it, even calling or texting. It also has poor ...
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Does moving apps to SD card make launcher load time longer?

I've been experiencing longer and longer times for the launcher to load when removing my phone (Moto Droid, 2.2.1) from the car dock or media dock, or when running the clock application for a long ...
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Other than portability, are there any other advantages (or disadvantages) to storing apps on external storage?

Are there any particular advantages/disadvantages to storing apps on the external storage of an Android device? As I have a Nexus S, I can't think of advantages for me as I can't remove the storage, ...
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Do apps that claim to increase SD card performance really work? Strain on card?

I was recommended an app today that supposedly increases the r/w cache on the SD card. By default it's set to 128kb. I'd imagine this works in a similar fashion to a BufferedReader (in java). My ...
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Is the class rating of my MicroSD card relevant?

Does Class 4 perform differently from Class 6, and so on, when it comes to Micro SD(HC) memory cards on smartphones? Samsung Galaxy S to be specific.
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What is Acer Liquid Metal maximum SD card speed class?

I want to buy a new sd and I'd like to get best bang (and speed) for the buck... But I can't find this information... Anybody knows?
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Do odexed programs have any runtime (vs load time) performance gains?

From my understanding, odexed programs are programs that are pre-compiled for specific architecture. It is obvious that this process would help decrease the startup time for the program. Am I ...
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Are ROMs with deodexed programs faster or slower than odexed?

I am a bit confused by the effect of deodexing (or even by terminology). Based on answers to "What is the difference between odexed and deodexed roms?": A "deodexed" ROM is one where the .odex ...
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Improve Android Emulator Performance on Windows 7 x64

I'm running Eclipse Helios on Windows 7 x64. I have a Core 2 Duo 2.0 Ghz with 4.0 GB which I think should be enough, since I've never have any performance problems with other developing tools. When I ...
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Android 2.1 - MyTouch Slide 3G - Tips to Fixing Slow Phone & Poor Battery Life [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to increase battery life on my Android phone? What are the best applications or best practices for fixing slow operating phones and poor battery life on ...
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constantly consuming high CPU

i want to use software to monitor my network, the monitor process is consuming 20% CPU times, is it any impact to my device except battery life? If a program constantly consume high CPU, will it ...
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Regular maintenance to keep the phone running quickly and smoothly

I've noticed that over time my phone has slowed down and feels laggy and less responsive in general. In the same way you'd get your car serviced every year, what can you run to keep your phone ...
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How do RAM and processor speed affect overall performance on Android?

Since Android can be installed on wide range of devices, I'm wondering how important RAM and the CPU speed are to the performance of a device. There are always tradeoffs when something is increased ...
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Please check your user name and password error message when I am trying to log in andFBChat1.3.0

I installed andFBChat app on android emulator and when I am traying to log in using my facebook account , it says wrong username and password although they are right why !!
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What are the pros/cons of using the JIT (Just-in-Time) compiler on an older phone?

On an older phone originally designed to run Android 1.5 or 1.6, what are the pros and cons of using a newer Android feature like the JIT compiler?
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Poor performance with portable wifi hot spot. Is this normal?

I'm using an HTC Desire HD to create a portable wifi hotspot on a 2G connection (yes, I know, but its all I got sometimes) so I can use my laptop for simple internet based tasks. My 2G connection on ...
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Troubleshooting the Android Emulator

When starting up my emulator at home, the emulator takes forever to start. Sometimes it does not start. If the emulator starts, it is hit or miss if I get a network connection. When it does finally ...
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My phone keeps slowing down and burning battery. How can I debug performance and cpu consumption? (DHD 2.2)

I know there are already a lot of threads about suggestions on how to improve performance and, strongly related, save battery life on your android. I also have tried most of the tools to diagnose ...
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How to reduce number of screens on HTC Sense android phones?

I was wondering, is there a way to reduce the number of screens available with HTC sense phones to say 5? Just I find that 7 screens is excessive for my needs, and I heard I can get a decent ...
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How can I make my hacked WPDN run faster?

I have a white Pandigital Novel that I hacked to run Android 2.1. Is there any way I can make it and the apps it runs go faster? It's already overclocked to 800Mhz and I have no home screen ...
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What is the dominant factor for evaluating performance for TTS & ASR?

We know that CPU speed ("MFLOPS") alone is not the only factor that determines the performance of an Android device. Other factors include the I/O subsystem, memory speed and, of course, the software ...
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What are some general tips on improving overall performance of an Android phone?

I was wondering if anyone could share some general tips on speeding up/ improving performance of your phone. I have had my droid eris for about a year now and it seems more sluggish than ever. I ...
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How can I deal with “Low on Space” messages on my Android?

I keep getting the "Low on Space: Application data space is low. To free up" [the rest is cut off] message. I've moved every app I can over to the SD card, cleared the cache, compacted my K9 mail ...
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What is the effect of changing the maximum application VM heap size?

The settings menu in CM6 lets you change the maximum per-process heap size (internally, that’s the dalvik.vm.heapsize property). What are the practical effects of raising or lowering that setting? On ...
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Performance gain from upgrading higher class SD card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the class rating of my MicroSD card relevant? If you've upgraded the SD card on your phone to a higher class, have you measured or noticed any significant performance ...
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Maximum (micro) SD card speed class for HTC EVO?

What is the maximum class (e.g., 2,4,6,8,10) supported of microSD card supported by the HTC EVO? I noticed an improvement in performance when upgrading from the Class 2 to a faster card on my Hero. ...
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Can I set it so the “Phone” on my phone takes priority over all other apps?

Every once in a while my phone gets very sluggish when I'm multitasking, which is annoying but fine. Is there any way for me to set it so that the Dialer app takes priority over everything else, ...
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Voice command slow with large contact list?

On my HTC Hero running 2.1, the voice command is slow - both startup and processing. I have a large contact list (on the scale of 1000 contacts), and I suspect that is the cause. Does anyone know ...
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How to improve camera shooting responsiveness?

Is there a camera application (or other solution) that has quick response time between button press and taking the picture? On HTC Hero, the delay from button press to shutter is painfully long - ...
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swap space for performance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How will a swap partition/file affect the system? so what do you think, is it better to use swap space or not for small memory phone such as T-Mobile G1 to increase ...
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How do I identify apps or settings that cause performance problems?

If I am having performance problems, what tools can I use to identify where my performance lags are coming from? I have used a System Panel Task Manager, Android System Info, System Manager Free and ...
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Black screen starting an app

Occasionally I'll start an app only to be presented with the App's title bar and a black screen. Usually the app's interface shows after 3-10 seconds. Very rarely the screen will stay black. I don't ...
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Any tips for phone stability?

My Moto Droid has seen great performance improvements with each new Android version, and has been much more stable and reliable with each version release. Recently I was in a situation where the ...
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Ways to improve battery life on Droid Incredible?

Out of the box, I noticed my Incredible has a lot of stuff running/turned on by default. Besides the basics of turning off WiFi, GPS, and BlueTooth when I'm not using them, are there more steps I can ...
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My HTC Hero Upgrade to Android 2.1 has slowed it down!

I went ahead and let my phone update itself and since then it's been realllly SLOW. Phone calls take 5-45 seconds to connect, which is beyond aggravating. Apps don't run as fast as they use to. And I ...
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Where to find Android benchmarks results?

I am looking for a site where to find Android benchmark results for the different smartphones and android builds.
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What is /system/bin/mediaserver on Android, and why is it pegging the CPU?

I noticed that my Motorola Droid, running rooted 2.2 Froyo, has been acting sluggish sometimes. I fired up the terminal emulator, and ran top, and noticed that /system/bin/mediaserver is using around ...
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Why does my phone peg the CPU every time I wake it up?

This is driving me nuts. I have SeePU installed so that I can see a CPU graph on my Moto Droid. When I unlock the phone after being idle for a while, the CPU is pegged by android.process.acore and the ...
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Performance of Android 2.2 vs. earlier versions

One reason that I haven't switched to Android in the past is that it has seemed sluggish when I've tried phones that run it. I see that Google claims performance improvements of 4x to 5x over ...