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Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post
Doesn't look half bad, but are there any fixes for the less responsive UI? Essentially every android device I've used has had a very sluggish UI.
Remember, part of the reason why Android has sluggish UI is that it has not yet implemented hardware acceleration across all phones. In essence, there is input lag especially in touch gestures and swiping across the home screen in terms of milliseconds.
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I'm an android user and I've played around with both iOS and WP7 but for me part of the reason I enjoy using Android is the pace at which the OS is improving, you know something new is around the corner. And the difference between Android and others in terms of speed, in my opinion is not significant.
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I just got my HD7 coming from a mytouch 3g slide running Cyanogen mod and I must say, there is a night and day difference. Granted, the android OS has some features I like that WP7 lacks but they aren't deal breakers.

+Android allows custom rings and message tones
+Android allows tethering (which I don't use that much)
+WP7 allows watching netflix
+WP7 allows xbox live
+WP7 lets me take my zune movies and music

There's pluses to both but my hope is the things WP7 lacks now will come.
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I do quite like Android on phones, but man, when I tried it on a tablet, it was utterly dire. It felt clunky, cheap and slow. Everything that made the iPad a pleasure to use, the Android tablet was missing. I understand it was only a 2.2 or 2.3 implementation and that 3.0 should fix that, but for now, Android on tablets is dire.
It's likely that any android tablet you have used that wasn't a Galaxy Tab was on android 1.6, and that is why it is so utterly terrible.

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I'd like to mention, though, that the Nexus S is blazingly fast and it does have hardware acceleration.
I would like to point out that you are wrong. The nexus S does not have hardware acceleration. Some applications have hardware acceleration built into them, but the gains that you are seeing on your phone with the UI are due to Gingerbread. The reason it seems faster on the Nexus S is because the Hummingbird SoC is better than the processer you have. The GPU is much much better. Gingerbread helps the smoothness of the device, but not due to hardware acceleration. System wide hardware acceleration will likely not be implemented anytime in the near future due to the myriad devices and chipsets, not to mention the differing screen resolutions.

Hardware acceleration is most prominent in vendor UIs (Touchwiz has the best implementation of this, with the new HTC Sense looking good in this regard) and it is something that is coded directly with the device in mind. This is precisely why we are going to see a section of the market dedicated to tegra 2 devices: the chipset is universally known and hardware acceleration will be easy to implement.
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