Android Audio Latency explained & benchmarked

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Android Audio Latency explained & benchmarked

Postby gimmeapill » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:04 pm

I Just came across 2 good articles (although dated a couple of years) explaining the latency issues Android faces compared to iOS:

http://superpowered.com/androidaudiopathlatency

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/11/13/android-audio-latency-in-depth-its-getting-better-especially-with-the-nexus-5x-and-6p/

The Superpowered latency test app and benchmark results are also particularly interesting - those guys are doing a great job:
http://superpowered.com/latency

According to the results, a fine tuned Linux box gets roughly in the same ballpark as an iDevice (7ms roundtrip) whether the best an Android device can dream off is around 15 ms.

Better than last time I checked, but still not good enough :?

Let's try again in a couple years

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Re: Android Audio Latency explained & benchmarked

Postby CrocoDuck » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:23 pm

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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