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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 to check that my Phone supports MicroSd Card SDXC UHS1 Bus Speed U30 card or not?

My device manufacturer technical specifications say that Expandable storage supported is of 128GB FAT32 hope its slots must be supporting SDXC form factor not SDHC form factor and UHS1 U3 BUS SPEED I ...
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Why i have less performance in LG apps when openning in the default way?

So, i have a LG phone and i don't know what LG do with his systems, but when i open a game that needs better performance, and if a open it on the default way (just click on the game in the menu) i ...
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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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Sony Reader PRS-T1 becomes unresponsive

My Sony Reader PRS-T1 based on Android 2.2 is acting funny. I had rooted it in the past but is now in the "original" state, upgraded with the latest official firmware. The problem is that many times,...
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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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Huge difference in transfer speeds when using separate directories for transfer

I was transferring around 12k images (total size around 2 GBs) from my laptop running Windows 10 1909 to my Android phone via USB. Initially, it was around 5-6 images copying per second and soon after ...
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Is there any way to tweak Android to more quickly render image thumbnails?

For example, when previewing to include in a tweet or other social media post via a file browsing app? I know apps can be coded to leverage more robust image and thumbnail caching and related stuff, ...
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Performance troubles with Motorola Moto X Force (Android 7.0)

Since quite some time I am having some peculiar performance problems on my Motorola Moto X Force. Sometimes any interaction (like just opening Chrome for example) takes incredibly long until it ...
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How to log the source of a freeze?

Since some time my Samsung Galaxy 9+ sometimes freezes. I have the impression that this is somehow related to Chome but I am not sure (maybe it is just because I spend there more time than on other ...
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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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CPU-Z shows 8 cores, but 4 of them are stopped

I am using CPU-Z to test basic things about the J7. It reports an Exynos Octa 7580, 8 cores, 8x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz, r0p3, 28 nm. At all times that I checked, only cores 0-3 are active, and cores ...
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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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/system/bin/mediaserver and /system/bin/drmserver dont want these but Android disagrees

I used this link Use Adb to disable Media Server hoping to permanenenly disable the battery hogging media server process . It did not work Mediaserver still runs on my Android 4.4 Jiayu S3 phone as /...
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How to Benchmark MicroSD card internal and external in Android Mobile Phone through ADB SHELL commands?

How to Benchmark MicroSD card internal and external in Android Mobile Phone through ADB SHELL commands? There are many Benchmark Apps (Andro Bench, PCMark, 3D Mark, Crystal Bench for windows) to ...
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What is Relevant benchmark values for microSDcard performance?

I found benchmarks of micro SD card in various websites. For reading those values and deciding and understanding and clarifying which one is relevant for adoptable/ swapping. I want to know what speed ...
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Compatibility Feasibility Speed and use of High Capacity MicroSd Card for adaptable swapping and linking apps?

I want purchase a new high capacity (64GB or 128GB) high speed (100Mbps 170Mbps 250 MBps) MicroSdcard for Swapping/Adoptable /linking apps through Link2SD/ portable (adoptable) storage so i want ...
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Is it possible to view disk/IO activity by per app?

Is there really no way to see disk activity by per app/thread on Android OS? A tablet (android 5.0.1) gets very laggy at times, especially on startup. I can see its because of high disk activity but I ...
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Nexus 7 2012 is almost unusable after upgrading to the latest Lollipop. What should I do?

I have a Nexus 7 2012 wifi. With the latest version of Lollipop it has really become unusable, freezing for a minute or more, or even rebooting while loading a page in Chrome. I did a system reset, ...
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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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Profiling tasker tasks for best performance

I'm working on a project to intercept the android.bluetooth.device.action.BATTERY_LEVEL_CHANGED intent using tasker and shunt the battery level to display as a widget on my smartwatch. I'm planning on ...
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Does Huawei's super charging affect the battery?

I have a Huawei P20 pro and it came with a "super charger" that can take full charge the phone's battery really quickly. Sometimes in less than an hour. I wonder if this affects the battery's ...
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Should I get A1 or A2 spec'd Micro SD card for my phone? [closed]

I'm currently running with Samsung EVO Micro SD card in my phone (GT-i9195 or serranoltexx) in Adoptable storage mode. I'm looking for a faster card to improve performance. I was about to get Sandisk ...
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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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Why switching off for 5 minutes increase the android device performance

I have observed that an Android device (I have tested on Mi 6 Pro) will regain the performance which have been deteriorated for some months after I have switched off the phone for 5 minutes and then ...
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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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If I reset my phone, will it also TRIM the fragmented eMMC?

I know that Android supports fstrim but it only works if the phone is idle for a long time while charging. I think my phone is too fragmented and is lacking performance so I want to reset it but I am ...
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Is it possible to prevent an android from slowing down in just 2 or 3 years or even 4 years

I know that SSDs wear out with time but it takes a long amount of time for the wear out noticeable affect performance (not 2 or three years). I can TRIM the SSD as far as I know to bring back it's old ...
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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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How come Android can support 2 apps in split screen but not in background?

I read another question on Ask Different about why apps have to reload when you switch to another app and back, and I think it's the same for Android. But why does this not happen in split screen? ...
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Today I read that flash write performance diminishes with use. I'm a heavy user. Should I change my behavior?

My phone I own a phone with gigabytes of built-in flash memory. My phone also includes a physical MicroSD card slot. I don't own a MicroSD card to put in the slot, and have never bothered buying one,...
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Why is ART still needed on Android?

The reason Andy Rubin chose Java for Android Dev is not publicly known, only speculations, but it seems to me that the combination of being able to run a Java app everywhere (because the earliest ...
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How to force TRIM on Android device?

With 4.3 enabling 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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Does installing, deleting and reinstalling an app make your phone slower?

I recently bought my oneplus 7 pro and I was wondering if installing a certain app, deleting it, and reinstalling it again makes my phone slower. I was forced to do this to a certain application today....
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Is speed improvement to be expected from rooting/modding a Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 YP-GI1

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 YP-GI1 lying around and would like to use it either as a media player or a media center remote. However even after a factory reset the device or the UI reacts ...
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Clock speed of Adreno 509

I'm sorry if this if off topic but I don't know a better place to put it, after it's a GPU used in Android device My ROM maintainer has capped it at 430 mhz on the Moto z3 play. I distinctly remember ...
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How do I troubleshoot low touchscreen event rate?

I have a strange slowdown on my device (non-rooted Android 5.0.2). At times, the screen becomes unresponsive. And touchscreen testing apps register only a few events per second when I move my finger ...
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Does buying thousands of apps (but not installing them) cause bloat in Android?

A few years ago, Google added the ability for app developers to place their apps "on sale". They included the ability for developers to temporarily offer their apps for free. I started "buying" ...
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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 find out what slows down a freshly installed OS?

I have two Fairphone 2 devices here, one owned by me, one by my mother. She got hers in September 2017, I in January 2019. Mine has a few slightly upgraded pieces, like a better camera and battery, ...
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Does downloading too many games slow down a device?

I have over 15 games on my device. Some do occupy some memory; others not so much. I have enough leftover memory on the phone. Is it true that this can slow down the device?
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How to get rid of Google invasion?

The performance of my phone became very poor. It's very slow. When I open the wifi, it freezes for a few minutes! I had to reset factory default. After the resetting, the phone became super fast once ...
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microSD card performance issue

I have some microSD cards and I noticed a weird behaviour: larger microSDs give lower results! For example, using them on my Note 8, I get these results: Code: 64GB -> R: 70MBs W: 35MBs 128GB -&...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge scroll stuttering

I have just bought an Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone. After updating the firmware to 5.1.1 version, which is the latest Android software for this phone at this moment, there are some issues with ...
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Incredibly low performance of Contacts app in Moto Z / Android 8

My 4 GB/64 GB/8 core Moto Z2 is incredibly slow when it comes to built in Contacts app. I.e.: it requires at least 3-4 seconds to open it up, it needs at least 2-3 seconds to exchange phone numbers ...
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Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have - specifically Samsung Galaxy S?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (AT&T Captivate) that is rooted. I have various ways to tweak the amount of free RAM the OS leaves on the phone. The default is 48 MB, but I was wondering if I could ...
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How do I control how many processes run in the background on Android Marshmellow 6.0?

My tablet has a tendency to run kind of slow, and I think it's because there's too much running in the background. How do I control how many things get started at one time?
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Slow touch response

My girlfriend bought a Lenovo K6 with Android 6 a few months ago. After some time, I tried to use her phone and I notice that the touch responsiveness was very slow. I feel a delay in every touch (...
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How to infer battery consumption on a non owned app

I am a back-office system developer, and am struggling to deal with a problem. I am addicted to podcasts (in fact I use the Podcast Addict app), but I am interested in all kinds of subjects and there ...
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Lenovo Vibe p1m suddenly slow

Today I notice my Lenovo Vibe p1m is running slow. It coudn't open Chrome without freezing. The whole UI is basically sluggish. It also couldn't open the flashlight. I have tried removing the sdcard ...
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Android Auto unusable

I have a Google Pixel 2 XL and a Sony XAV-AX100. More often than not, when I connect the phone to the car, Android Auto is unusable. Everything is sooooo slow, that I have to reboot the phone. I can ...

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