TIP: Improve Honeycomb browser speed

22May11

I’ve noticed some lag (and the occasional crash) on the Asus Transformer’s Honeycomb browser since the last minor update.

Now I understand the Android 3.1 update in June will make the browser, and the OS in general, a hell of a lot more stable but for those tablets that don’t have an announced upgrade date yet, try this:

1) Open the browser and type the following in the address

about:debug

2) Nothing will appear to have happened; go to the menu button in the top right though and you will notice some extra menu items have been added.

Select Settings

3) In the Settings menu select Debug on the left and uncheck Enable OpenGL Rendering to turn it off.

You’re done.  Now I haven’t seen any negative side effects from this, in fact the browser seems more stable and there is less keyboard lag as a result too.  I’ll update if I find any problems.

(Props to Asus if they get the 3.1 upgrade out in June, it’s a really good sign that they’re taking updates seriously.  I understand the Acer Iconia update will be around the same time.)

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6 Responses to “TIP: Improve Honeycomb browser speed”

  1. this helped man, thanks. I also ticked, normal rendering in the debug options. Facebook full site, now has a lot less keyboard lag.

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    thanks man.simple yet very effective.

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