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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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What is the initial TCP Receive Window size in Android?

This may be pretty similar to the question here, however, I think it was either in the wrong place, or it wasn't clear enough, so it hasn't got to the right audience. Thus, I have re-formulated it ...
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Why android OS performance is not too efficient compare to iOS? [closed]

Android phones have better processor and more RAM than iPhone. Then after many android phones are suffering from hang problem. Both OS are based on Linux then why should this big performance issue ...
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Android Versions Size Vs Features

This occurred to me while updating Windows laptop. Each version of Windows gets bigger, much bigger in size compared to the extra benefits to "average Joe (or Jane)". Question: What is the size of ...
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Why apps are launching slowly?

This issue happens on all of my devices no matter what operating system is on it. Apps launch slowly, however the resources monitor says that CPU and RAM are not busy that much. For instance, I ...
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Why are apps slowing down my phone just by being installed?

I have about 50 apps installed on my phone (not counting system apps). And my phone is absolutely unusable this way. Everything lags so bad that I can barely even enter my lockscreen pattern. I ...
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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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What Google Apps can I disable?

I'm using a Kitkat 4.4.4 based phone (Samsung Galaxy S Duos 3) For the most part I don't use G+ or Maps or most of the Google apps provided. But I do prefer documents being backed up, so I've ...
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Massive slow down when changing networks

Whenever my phone switches from cellular to wifi or the reverse, the phone effectively stalls. This can last for a minute or so. It is still functional during this time, but very slow and stuttering ...
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Fast boot up on iMX6

I'm working with a development board based on Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex A9 processors. You can have more info about the board on this link. The Android version I'm using is the one provided by the ...
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Is it possible, that old smartphone becomes slow simply because it is old?

I have 3.5 half year old Samsung / Google Galaxy Nexus i9250. The phone has become so slow after that time, that it is simply being unusable. Launching any application, as simple as Gmail or Calendar ...
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So, what type of process is Android Keyboard?

I've recently installed CyanogenMod 11 on my (now very old) LG Optimus 2X. After some tweaking, I managed to make it work much snappier than the original ROM, one of the main things being setting the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Does Android OS clutter similar to Desktop OS

What I mean by this. Is it expected that overtime, the performance of a device will be reduced, and the software will work slower? This is assuming no changes in core OS (e.g upgrade from 4 to 5 etc). ...
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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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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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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 mode....
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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? Does it lowers its frequency or change its governor to powersave? Or does 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Removing junk files from my Android device

Previously I had installed an application for cleaning junk files from my phone, but the app no longer works with my device. What is the best way to find and remove junk files from my phone in order ...
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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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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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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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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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Impact of android version on phone performance

I pondering whether I should upgrade my Android system, or stick to my current one. Is there any reference website that would list Android devices and see how different Android versions compare in ...
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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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Can i read the RAM and CPU usage of other applications-Android

I want to know whether is it possible to monitor the CPU, RAM, Network and Battery usage of each and every application installed in my device through my application dynamically? Does Android's ...
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Very specific Asus MeMO Pad HD 7 Wi-Fi problem

I've got a fairly odd problem and have not been able to find a solution for months... I have n Asus MeMO pad HD 7 (ME173X) running Android 4.2.2 which usually does just fine connecting to Wi-fi to ...
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Will installing Cyanogenmod speed up my Galaxy S?

I recently purchased a used Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. While it seems fine for my purposes, it would be nice if it were just a bit faster, in terms of loading different pages more quickly. From what ...
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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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Does Android indeed need defragment?

I have recently format(not just wiping) userdata partition on Note 2 N7100 and Tab 7.7 P6800. I also restore /data using nandroid and restore internal sdcard by manually copying files. I notice that ...
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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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LG G2 getting sluggier by the day

I'm not sure if this is specific to this model or not, but I am having troubles understanding how four cores of over 2GHz can perform so miserably slow. During the last few days, it's gotten to the ...
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How to meausre GPU performance in different Custom ROMs

I plan to compare the GPU performance of different GPU powerscale policies. GPU powerscale policies are found under /drivers/msm/gpu/msm[or any other chipset name]/kgsl_pwrscale_XXXX.c under the ...
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How to uninstall Android upgrade

I was asked by my Galaxy Grand to update. It was a 608 MB build update. After done , now I got Android Jelly-bean 4.2.2 . It is making my phone very slow and uses too much phone memory. Want to ...
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Developing applications under Cyanogenmod? How compatible to vanila Android? (Nexus devices)

If I am to develop (and test) my application under Cyanongenmod (base install, without any additional changes), how confident can I be that I would see similar performance of my application on the ...
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Poor Performance at Low Battery

I'm having an issue where my phone gets sluggish and non-responsive when the battery level gets to around 35% or less. Apps will freeze, it will take the keyboard a long time to appear, and the ...