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The other major browser-related feature I got a chance to see today was a feature requested by myself and other tech journalists during LG's event this week: Q-Slide for YouTube. If you haven't followed, LG has included a feature they've dubbed Q-Slide which allows for full screen video to be played via an overlay with user-controllable transparency atop another application. The use case they're targeting specifically is one which is very popular in Korea – watching TV DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) content while on public transportation alongside messaging or browsing the web.
Well, in addition to the aforementioned updated V8 library inside the version of the browser I was shown was the ability to use Q-Slide for any YouTube video or HTML5 Video element video as well. Since the European and US markets don't have any equivalent to DMB, Q-Slide needs to be compatible with other video playback sources beyond the stock player, and the browser team worked to make this compatible before launch.
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Azurael - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkDamn, they beat the One X running HTC 2.17/Android 4.0.4. 1475.4ms... Still, we've got 4.1 to come yet :)
shadeh - Sunday, September 23, 2012 - linkDon't worry ! I've already tried a htc test rom on jelly bean. The stock browser scored a whooping 1196.x ms.. The browser has really improved. It would be my stock rom, but sadly (as far as i'm informed) radio is currently not working due to older hboot.
Can't wait to see another leak.
toyotabedzrock - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkWhat about Chrome performance and an upgrade to 4.1?
amdwilliam1985 - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkWhile they're(LG) working on optimizing the software, they can also put some efforts on efficiency.
I think Android is more than powerful enough with a lot of neat features, I think we should focus on battery life and efficiency now.
snoozemode - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkSeems to me that Q-slide is the answer to multitasking on small screen devices.
aryonoco - Thursday, September 20, 2012 - linkI concur, most tech savvy people will not be using the stock browser so testing on other browsers that are more in popular use makes more sense. Pretty much everyone prefers Chrome so why not test on that?
Besides, what are you exactly trying to test, the latest software optimisations or the SoC? If the latter, then using a third party browser that's not modified by manufacturers and actually is the same browser on different devices would make a lot more sense than the OEM-modified one.
Also, please give Firefox a new chance and perhaps include its scores as well. I find recent versions of FF (after FF15) to be a very capable browser on Android which actually gives Chrome a good run for its money.
owned66 - Friday, September 21, 2012 - linkit should be two times faster than the S3 !!
i guess we need to wait for cyanogenMod devs to take advantage of it
kyuu - Friday, September 21, 2012 - linkI'm not sure why people are expecting to see a linear improvement going from 2 cores to 4. Twice as many cores does not equal twice the performance in any real-life scenario. Cyanogen mods are not going to be able to change that (though they could improve the threading somewhat, possibly).
Or am I misunderstanding?
1008anan - Saturday, September 22, 2012 - linkI learnt something about Java script performance.
When do you think we get something like Q-slide inside the US? Do you think Google will add a similar feature to future Android Operating Systems? How can we download an application or feature like this to our existing Android phones?
evan_hit - Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - linkhi brian