As to overall performance, we saw a good deal of stutter in the
Galaxy Nexus before us. Taps were not always recognized and there
were occasional delays in performing an instruction, though in
Google’s defense, it was a phone fully loaded with running tasks
and the software is being continually improved and optimized (i.e.
it’s not yet fully baked). That having been said, it
unfortunately remains the case that Android isn’t as swift and
responsive as iOS or Windows Phone (or even MeeGo Harmattan on the
N9). Or at least it wasn’t on the demo phone we got a look at.
The subtle, pervasive lag that has characterized the Android UI
since it inception is still there, which is not a heartening thing
to hear when you’re talking about a super-powered dual-core
device like the Galaxy Nexus.