- Window animation scale
- Transition animation scale
- Animator animation scale
Android has come a long way in the last 5 or 6 years. Each new release of the OS brings both functional and performance improvements. Google's "Project Butter" brought major improvements to the responsiveness of the OS when Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) was released. But Android's UI is still a compromise between speed and style. Google seems to take great pride in the transition animations that occur when you switch between apps, open and close windows, or scroll between pages. But while these animations deliver sweet eye-candy, they also add some lag to these transitions. For some, the style of the interface is more important than outright speed. And really, we're talking fractions of a second here. For most users, Google's probably chosen the right compromise between style and speed. But if even the hint of hesitation, lag, or wasted nanoseconds annoys you, and has you thinking of upgrading to the latest multi-GHz, octo-core-processor-equipped phone, you might want to try this first. All Android phones have an selection in Settings called "Developer options." Since Android 4.2, however, this feature is hidden, and how you gain access to it varies by manufacturer, and sometimes by device. If you have a recent Samsung device, do this: [symple_box color="gray" fade_in="false" float="center" text_align="left" width=""] Find the "About device" section in settings. Scroll down to "Build number" and tap that row 7 times. (After about 5 taps, a warning that you're about to unlock Developer options will pop up. Just keep tapping.) Back out of "About device," and you should see "Developer options" listed. [/symple_box] If that doesn't work, or you're having trouble finding the "About device" page on your phone, or you don't have a Samsung device, you can probably find step by step instructions by searching Google for "enable developer options" followed by the make and model of your phone. For example: "enable developer options Motorola Moto G." Once you're able to access Developer options, scroll down until you find these three options:
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool