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The “scrolling smoothness” issue – Nexus 7 vs iPad 2 — 3 Comments

  1. My daily driver phone is an iPhone 5 and I’ve recently replaced my iPad 2 with a Nexus 7. I would completely agree with everything you said. While I love my Nexus 7 and I’m liking android more and more each day… There are aspects of iOS that are simply better and scrolling is one of them. I also find that selecting text and moving the cursor in iOS is easier. Despite these issues, I am still planning on replacing my iphone 5 with the new Nexus 5 (or whatever is replacing the nexus 4) when it arrives.

  2. Interesting enough, some graphics-intensive effects are perfectly smooth – such as the page turning effect in FlipBoard. So I wonder how much of it is the device or Android itself and how much of it is with the developers. Or perhaps the SDK they have to work with. Chrome itself though doesn’t have the smoothest scrolling.

    Anyway, I still love the device.

  3. My first-generation Nexus 7 isn’t exactly smooth either. I have always assumed it was just limited by the hardware capabilities but maybe it could indeed be improved by better coding.

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