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4 Jun 2010, 8:17 AM
I was playing with the last version and the emulator and is normal the ext-touch is slow in the emulator? I mean in real device ext-touch run faster?

some advice to setup the emulator to run more fast the examples is welcome


4 Jun 2010, 8:49 AM
I hope so because even when running the android software on the emulator seemed to be slow. The browser took a long time to load, switch between screens and menus, etc. Haven't tried the new version lately though.

What is your current environment?

4 Jun 2010, 12:29 PM
Windows XP Service Pack 3
AMD Athlon 2,71 Ghz cpu, 3.25 of Ram and I created with Android SDK and AVD Manager a Virtual Device:

Target: Android 2.2 (API level 8)
Skin: HVGA
SD Card: 10M
hw.lcd.density 160

and run slow


4 Jun 2010, 1:59 PM
The performance on Android devices is definitely worse then on the iPhone/iPad. A lot of it has to do with the fact that Android doesnt seem to hardware accelerate webkit transforms very well. Which means that the performance problems are very noticeable in animations, card transitions and scrollers.

Could you give us more info on the examples / apps that are running unacceptably slow?

5 Jun 2010, 9:23 AM
My current setup:

Vista Service Pack 2
Intel 2.93 Ghz CPU, 12 GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 295 1.7 GB Video Card

VMWare 7.1: Fedora 13, WinXP, Windows 7, Vista Environments

I'm still trying to get my environment configured.