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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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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Why is android generally slower/less smooth than iOS [duplicate]

So I'm an avid Android user and developer. I, for the most part, really like the platform - all its extensibility/customizability/freedoms. That being said, having worked with iPhones and Windows ...
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General difference in read/write speeds for internal memory vs SD card

I understand that read/write speeds are dependent on what the phone is, and what the SD card is, but since both are flash memory, I thought the read/write times would pretty much be around the same. I ...
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How to clear sysdump logs from Asus Zenfone 5?

I have an ASUS Zenfone 5 (501CG) 16 GB model while phone is nicely built and good to have if you have one extra power bank. Since few days I see some lag in its UI, I feel it is because of the known ...
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My icons in the homescreen are not showing up (galaxy s6 edge)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and I bought it about 2-3 weeks ago. Its performance has been weakened lately, first snapchat stopped working and every time I open it crashes. And now none of app ...
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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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How to detect which Android apps were running in background after my phone was lagging just few seconds ago?

I have 200-300 apps on my phone. Sometimes my phone starts responding slowly. I assume, it's because of apps running in background after I unlock my phone. Anyone knows a way how to check, which apps ...
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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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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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Why do US SIM cards slow down my Galaxy Note 3, and prevent system settings from opening?

I have a problem that seems specific to US SIM cards. They cause the performance of my Galaxy Note 3 to tank, and I can't get into the system settings at all, without rebooting my phone into safe ...
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What happens to CPU frequency when Android downloads a large file with screen off?

What happens to CPU frequency when Android downloads a large file with screen off? For example, I start downloading system update file and hit the power button to dim my screen...What happens to CPU? ...
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Find process causing io

I've been having some serious performance problems with my fairphone (wait times of 1 minute or more before apps open or switching apps, and general lack of responsiveness). I installed System ...
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Why is my phone slow?

My phone has lately been really slow. When I turn on the screen, particularly if it has been off for a while, the phone is really sluggish. For example, it might take 30 seconds to respond to my ...
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can a phone detect 3D posture of a person with the camera?

Does an Android phone have everything it needs to reconstruct someone's posture, by using the camera sensors? If yes, are nowadays' phones fast enough for this? Here's a video of what I mean on the ...
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What does an android Launcher actually do?

Lets consider this scenario. I have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone which comes with Touchwiz as a default launcher. If I use a different launcher does it run on top of the touchwiz interface or does it ...
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Improve scrolling lag in Android

I am not referring to the App opening/closing animations (that can be modified in the launcher or the Developer Options changing the animation scale) but the actual scrolling of websites, webviews, ...
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Sony Xperia E1 D2005 Custom Recovery&CustomROM Flashing?

I want to flash a custom ROM and install custom recovery; but when I enter ROMmanager (my device is rooted) and try to install CRW or TWRP it says "custom recovery does not support D2005 (sony xperia ...
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Analyse performance / profile Android System? Why is the system slow?

My Android 4.2.1 tablet is slow, it wasn’t when purchased. As the reason is often the software, I was looking for a tool to analyse the performance of the whole system, but couldn’t find any. What I ...
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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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how to profile system/low level apps?

I'm having a problem on the LG G2 where Swype and other swyping-type-keyboards are sometimes detecting multi-taps that are close together and occurring at the same moment as word-swypes/gestures. ...
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Galaxy S GT-I9000 is slow

My GT-I9000 takes ages to come "alive" after powering up. It has been slow for a while, but now it has gotten even slower, anything up to 10 minutes sometimes. When it activates, everything works ...
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Android-System causes my smartphone to lag

The Process Àndroid-System causes my Smartphone to lag very often since it uses much CPU and drains my battery. Restart does not work. There is no other process using as much CPU. MediaServer seems ...
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should (or shouldn't) I clean the ram when I closed all applications?

This might be a bit of a general question but nevertheless: Performance wise: should I, when I kill all apps (or some of them) also clear memory? I know that android keeps a stack of apps ...
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High CPU usage from UEventObserver and inputmethod.latin (Nexus S)

I have kept my Google Nexus S up to date with the latest Android O/S since I've owned it and its always had performance problems to varying degrees. I'm currently running: Android version: 4.1.2 ...
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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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Disable cores on android devices which have overheating problem

I have a multitude of android devices ranging from optimus one to one plus one .and mostly they have all been good choices , stable and good in performance .I have a redmi 1s currently which has ...
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My device is getting slow, apps start misbehaving/crashing. What can I do?

Everything was working fine for a long time. But suddenly the device is getting slower than usual (e.g. apps react slowly when starting an action -- like the RSS reader takes "ages" to open an ...
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HTC One internal storage performing very slowly

Using A1 SD, I can see that my HTC One (M7)'s 'internal SD card' (ie, the embedded storage) is incredibly slow compared to other benchmarks listed by anonymous users for the same phone. I'm only ...
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How to make rooted android phone faster and avoid battery drain

I have rooted by Samsung S dous s7562 (645 RAM single core 1ghz processor)phone using Kingo Android root desktop App. I decided to root my phone as it was very slow . I have already done the ...
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How to make camera start faster

Everyone knows that start Android camera sometimes is a pain, specially if you wish to take a picture of something that lasts only some seconds. What I want to know is: is there a way or an app that ...
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Touch lags in all apps, except keyboard

I've noticed a delay of about a quarter of a second between tapping the screen and the app responding. Thud happens in all apps - it's most obvious in the game "aa", a fast, reflex-based game which is ...
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Android Low Memory: How to do factory reset of my phone when it won't open anything

My Android phone is constantly giving me a "Low Memory" error on the top of the screen. I would like to uninstall intensive apps or even do a factory reset (following online tutorials), but even if I ...
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SD Maid on Rooted Roger's Galaxy S3 hanging on “System Cleanup” and “Duplicate”

My phone is a rooted Canadian Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747M) running stock 4.4.2. I've had SD Maid installed for a very long time and it's worked great up until now. I've never had any issues with it. ...
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How can I maintain stable/smooth performance permanently on a Nexus 7 2012 (wifi) [grouper/nakasi]?

After a day to a few days, the n7's performance will degrade sharply to the point where a reboot is necessary for the device to function properly. I've tried numerous ROMs, a few kernels, tweaking ...
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Is kernel samepage merging safe?

In the performance section of android 4.4.4 Oneplus one i saw kernel samepage merging . i want to know is it safe ? as when i entered the performance section it gave warning that these setting are ...
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Dialer is very slow between dialing the number and getting into the call: spinning wheel for 5-10 seconds

I have a Nexus 4 with CM (latest version). For the last few months whenever I dial a number it takes anywhere from 5-10 seconds for the actual call to start. I checked Android SE and didn't find ...
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Messaging doesn't scale well

About a year into owning each Android, my messaging starts to slow to a crawl. 10 second hangs, etc... This has happened with every messaging app I've ever used. My first question is: What causes ...
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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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Text messaging so slow it is nearly unusable

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2. I am trying to send a text message to a certain contact. When I select their name from the list of messages, there is a 30 second delay. While typing, sometimes ...
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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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Motorola Droid 3 slows down after 2 years

I was using Motorola Droid 3 for about 2 years and when I just bought it, it was very fast and worked without any lags. Now it is very slow, although it is running MiniMoto firmware instead of stock ...
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Android on Samsung Galaxy Duos is too slow [closed]

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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create intentionally high cpu load with ADB command

I am testing my app for its performance under load. I would like to observe my app running with a minimum of other processes running and then while it is competing with other processes for CPU. is ...
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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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What can be possibly slowing down my phone? [closed]

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S3. As the title says, the phone has slowed quite a bit. And by a bit I mean a lot. It has gotten to a point where sometimes I cannot even unlock the screen because ...
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sluggish performance due to mmcqd CPU usage

I have an older Droid Incredible running Cyanogenmod 7.2. Recently, I've noticed some sluggishness on the phone that doesn't seem limited to a single app. The CPU Usage Plus app (which I think just ...
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Moto G 2014: Maximum upload speed?

According to specs the 2nd gen. Moto G has network support for: GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) UMTS/HSPA+ up to 21 Mbps (850, 1700 (AWS), 1900 MHz) What's the actual maximum upload speed?
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Video and game lags after rooting S3

I recently rooted my phone, and am now using Paranoid and I love it. However, whenever I play videos and games it lags really noticeably. This never happened before I rooted my phone. I'm using ...
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Slow home screen load, applications restarting

The problem has a few symptoms. 1) Whenever I return to the home screen it takes a few seconds to redraw. 2) Most applications restart when I switch back and forth between them. 3) If I go to the ...
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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 ...