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  • What's the difference between them? I just checked if scrolling was working fine.

  • We confirm the issue and working on a fix for it
    Thanks for raising the concern
    Opera Support

  • @leocg
    I distinguish between 2 types of scrolling "styles".

    1. normal scrolling = finger on screen and move (slow or fast) while finger stays(!) on screen (not good for long websites like wikipedia)

    2. kinetic scrolling = finger on screen and push website so it automatically(!) scrolls fast as shown in the video without(!) finger on the screen.

    3. does have the issue - especially when you move the finger fast.
      -> scrolling behaves like 30 FPS


    Thank you - btw i use the opera version 48 beta from playstore, too com.opera.browser.beta 😉

    Would you write a posting in this thread when you have a solution for the beta APK paketname so we can check if it is solved and boti99 and i can give you a feedback without losing settings in paketname com.opera.browser

    That would be great 👍

  • @neetesha
    as promised i will check and report if it is solved or not...

    Did the Opera beta playstore update from 16.11.2018.
    changelog description said

    - Media player fixes
    - Scrolling performance fixes

    What i got on my Samsung Tab A 2016 (T580) tablet is.

    Unfortunately scrolling still behaves 30 FPS like if scrolling style 1 is used.
    kinetic scrolling still much smoother.

    So Problem NOT solved with this particular beta release on Samsung's Exynos 7870 Octa SoC platform with ARM Mali-T830 MP2 GPU.

    Further investigation by software engineers recommended.

  • Status report

    Did Opera beta Update to 49.0.2359.133590 via playstore

    Problem on Samsung Tab A 2016 10.1" still not solved.

  • @samstabauser We have checked the issue here and it is not reproducing locally. If possible could you please share a video to explain what exactly bothering you?

  • @neetesha

    Video is problematic because i dont have a camera that shot in 60 fps right now.
    maybe i can do this if i got a camera.

    So what did you confirm exactly 15 days ago?
    and what did you change?

    Cause i´m not a native english speaker how would you describe these different scrolling styles?
    If you use kinetic scrolling, smooth scrolling is still there.

  • @samstabauser We had an issue about scrolling in past which we fixed in 48.2.2331.133274. and since then we do not experience any issue with scrolling.

  • @neetesha

    so i finally got a 720p60 Videocamera that captured this problem... 🙂

    Im not happy with youtube compression but you still can see kinetic scrolling is way smoother while finger scrolling is juddering.

    Hope this helps.

  • so problem still exist.

    This bad scrolling problem also exist on the Google Nexus successor Pixel2 XL.!topic/chrome/Ev24GWfSEUE
    He tried Opera browser v.49 on this Android 9 device that use a Qualcomm 835 highend SoC.

    Thanks Andrey for your feedback. 👍

    From time to time i will report if this huge regression is solved or not.

    Samsung updated it´s browser to Version and switched to chromium 63 engine.

    Still smooth finger scrolling behaviour.

  • @neetesha
    The problem still exists in 49.2.2361.134358. I'm experiencing it on every web site. The kinetic acceleration(?) is too sensitive. If kinetic scrolling is like this, normal scrolling is much better.

  • @starfruit135
    Thank you! Still the same here on my Samsung T580 tablet.

    Would you please write which Android device you exactly use?

  • @neetesha said in Bad scrolling:

    @samstabauser We have checked the issue here and it is not reproducing locally. If possible could you please share a video to explain what exactly bothering you?

    as it seems my video doesn´t realy help for easy understanding what i and 4 other opera fans are complaining here.

    Here is a website that does show this stutter behaviour on moving text better. It is a techdemo website that REproduce complex problems in display technology faults.

    btw scrolling user experience on current opera touch and opera mini versions right now offer are still fine but the GUI is not the same and not what i (we) need.

  • Still not good. I must use v47.3. In opera 47 is perfect and smooth. Please fix it.

  • The problem still exists.

  • Galaxy S8 has it too. Both in Chrome and Opera. But not in a Webview based browser. I have an Exynos SOC and not a Quallacom unfortunately. Yes it's a Samsung thing. At XDA people noticed it too. Alone the Samsung browser working great is unfortunate.

    At these devices Opera Mini does use Webview and yes Webview then it works very smooth.

    At my Samsung Quallacom SOC Tablet it works fine, but not at Exynos SOC based phone or tablet.

    Rumor has it people with Samsung Galaxy S10 with Exynos SOC have it too.

    I prefer Opera, but on Exynos SOC of Samsung it's not Opera.

    I am sorry. Since Opera and even Google cannot, without working together with Samsung about Exynos specific details on it, undo this.

    If I buy another Samsung, I think I will select it not to have Samsung it's own SOC, the Exynos.

    I don't believe Samsung doesn't know. But all Exynos users are probably affected.

    Keywords: Samsung Galaxy Scrolling Stutter Chrome Opera

    Note: This is not specific to all models, but only certain Samsung SOC, mainly Exynos.

    I replied at your YouTube and I recognize it, since it is like as if Scrolling happening only at say 10 frames per second. I can really visually count the number of frames.

    Kinetic Scrolling isn't really noticable though.

    Sad story, ironically since Chrome has it too, and Chrome is also Webview in Android, questions are;

    Why does an application not known as a browser but using just Chrome still works smooth?

    Well, I would sit at the table with Samsung if I were Google. Since Google it's browser suffering too, only Samsung Browser or Opera Mini ( used Webview ) are working smooth.

    And yes I factory reset, everything, it took months to understand.

    It's Samsung doing something. At least at Exynos SOC. Not all Samsung devices have Exynos so Opera HQ team might find perfect smooth Scrolling at supposed same device, though it has same name it might have different SOC.

    @samstabauser said in Bad scrolling:


    no difference between kinetic-scrolling and normal scrolling style? hardly to believe.

    by the way

    I use a Samsung Tab A 2016 tablet (T580) with current Android 8.1 but Andorid 7 was the same.

    Coud be possible that this bug only exist on certain android devices.
    The stutter scrolling behaviour also exist on my Huawei honor 6x.
    Thats why i still use older Opera for android apk´s on this device too.

    Should really be investigate by software engineers.

    one more thing 😉 30 vs 60 fps (on of my fav tech sites)

  • @ginger1984

    thank you for your reply. It´s so sad - they still just don´t fix that issue. 😟

    One think i have to add.
    it is NOT only a Samsung Chrome opera problem in my opinion,
    cause it also exist on my Huawei Honor 6x with Hi-Silicon Kirin 655 SoC

    Good the XDA people also recognise this problem.

    Just translate this webpage to your language...

    there are words for such behaviour - planned obsolescence

    Fun fact - as you wrote Samsung highend smartphones S8 and S10 are also affected. So it´s not only a budget class problem.

    Glad i/we have android apks to install an old version to fix this issue.

  • @samstabauser Samsung paid a 5 million fine for artificial slowing down I read, oh man sad man, that did not solve the problem. I know installing a custom ROM disables the detection of browsers not allowed to run normally, but that voids KNOX and means no banking or Netflix. I try to explain in pseudo code what is happening.

    #define CPU_SLOW 1
    #define CPU_OVERCLOCKED 2
    #define CPU_NORMAL 0

    int FoolUserToBuyNewPhone(char * foregroundProcesName)
    if( !strcmp(foregroundProcesName,"Antutu Benchmark") )

    if( buildDate ≥ releaseDate + 1 year ) {
    if {IsNotSamsungBrowser() && !IsWebView() )
    return CPU_SLOW;
    return CPU_NORMAL;

    return CPU_NORMAL;

    At XDA they noticed it very obviously, it's a tiny piece of code only that detects which kind of browser but let's WebView unaffected. This can be proven at my S8 since WebView is same as Chrome and Opera Mini, but Chrome which supplies the WebView to Samsung too is unaffected, but if it's called Chrome than it's very slow.

    At XDA developers there are a few tech specialists and they too are a little upset and frustrated.

    My solution is accepting Samsung browser, since it's not Opera or Google fault. Microsoft did this with Netscape and Firefox a long time ago.

    In the example is also shown the detection of benchmark software. Which has been proven at Linux Techtips and XDA too.

    Sad news, welcome to the Samsung club. Lineage OS ROM is now only solution, but you will loose banking and Netflix and Camera with exception of primitive basic Camera functions.


    Time to go to XDA developers, maybe people,... ooh well

    This is Samsung it's way to say it's time to buy a new Galaxy for 750 Euro.

    I don't like it, how can I sell this phone without being dishonest? I use it for browsing and it wants Samsung browser unless I or the buyer learning to live with a stuttering experience.

  • Google's News app has this issue as well. This proves your theory so the Chrome browser engine causes the problem.

  • @ginger1984
    pseudo code

    if then else

    or case ?? 😉

    This is Samsung it's way to say it's time to buy a new Galaxy for 750 Euro.

    I won´t do that 😇

    btw i installed the Samsung browser on my huawei Honor
    THAT produce stuttering too, i can tell you. Someone on google playstore comment this too and Samsung reaction was.
    Other device manufacturer doesn´t have that technology to deliver the Samsung experience. I can´t believe they really put such a reaction online. 😁

    But opera shouldn´t be like this cause it´s chinese too.
    Hope firefox for android will get a better GUI + more fluid reaction behaviour . It´s just a mess on android.