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Scrolling in Mango is much better than NoDo

Developer Rene Schulte, who makes the popular Pictures Lab app, has gone ahead and posted a video of the difference in scrolling behavior between NoDo and Mango.

In Mango, one of the new improvements is faster scrolling due to better on-device caching of images and information--basically the device stores that info instead of re-downloading it. What that means in reality is that when you zip through a list of items, you won't get that pause or stickiness wthat we get now.

But how to quantify it? Why, watch two devices at the same time of course. To be honest, though we love all the new features of Mango, this improvement will really make a difference in everyday life.

Soruce: Kodierer; Thanks, Rene

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

  • Mango looks much slower in launching and running the Twitter app.
  • Honestly, I think that's just a difference in tap speed.
  • Actually, the Mango one is launched first quite clearly and still gets beat by the non-Mango phone. However, these two phones are on different hardware it appears.
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