The discussion about Android and performance lags has been on for eternity. Yesterday, a Sony Xperia SP user tweeted this:
Android and lags sha. No matter the number of cores you have the OS still slows things down regularly while multitasking.
— Shayman (@olusheenor) February 1, 2015
A lag in an OS means that users may experience comparative slowness or pause here and there during regular usage.
The Xperia SP is not exactly an example of a current front-line Android device. It was released in early 2013 (almost two years ago), runs Jelly Bean, and is powered by a Dual-core 1.7 GHz processor and 1GB RAM. We wouldn’t be surprised if it lags. We are interested in what people who have used more recent smartphones have to say about Android OS performance.
Does Android OS still lag?