REPRODUCIBILITY: 100% (for multiple users)
OS VERSION: 22.214.171.124 / 126.96.36.199
HARDWARE: Xperia 10 iii / Xperia 10 ii
UI LANGUAGE: English (plus possible other)
REGRESSION: Yes (Compared to my old XA2 Plus)
The general performance of the Xperia 10 iii is evident in the silky way the desktop/webpage responds to scrolling up and down with a finger slide, but touch interactions with the web browser are extremely problematic:
They ignore/miss regularly, require incredible precision.
I frequently have to zoom in massively, repeatedly stabbing at the hyperlink to get the browser to respond to a command.
And I really struggle doing the following two operations (that work flawlessly on my old XA2 Plus - despite struggling a bit performance wise):
1. Click and hold on a hyperlink to prompt for “Open in a new tab”
Can get it to work on big hyperlink buttons, but not on reddit style text hyperlinks.
I can see the hyperlink highlighting under my finger, but screen is still jittering and mostly fails to prompt the pop-up.
2. Double tap on text to prompt for copy-n-paste functionality
This can be done if I really try, but in day to day operations it often simply fails to respond.
And if it does respond by opening the copy quotes on text, i can’t seem to get the follow through to accept the selection for copying.
The quotes just sit there on the screen, allowing me to adjust the amount of selectable text forever.
n.b. I should say that my generally pleasant web navigation experience on the XA2 Plus has been using Firefox, but in writing this I have tried the same operations on both phones using the Jolla browser, and the user interaction is easier and more reliable on the old XA2 Plus.
Using the Sailfish browser.
This behaviour isn’t seen in Firefox from Aptoide
- Open Sailfish browser
- Navigate to a text-link heavy page
- Attempt any of the following; tap-to-click / tap-n-hold / double-tap
tap-to-click - hyperlink opens.
tap-n-hold - bring pop up offering “open in a new tab” options.
double-tap - to bring up copy-n-paste function.
tap-to-click - tap is ignored - requires large screen zoom and excessive concentration to actively clock the desired link.
tap-n-hold - tap is ignored - requires excessive care to activate the pop up.
double-tap - tap is ignored - or if it does work, may not follow through to offer the copy options
Fresh install to 188.8.131.52
Lots of discussion from other users from both .64 and .68 as well as 10 ii and 10 iii handsets:
Affected users include:
PeegeeTips - 10 iii / 184.108.40.206
Thigg - 10 iii / 220.127.116.11
pmelas - 10 iii / 18.104.22.168
Seven.of.nine - 10 iii / 22.214.171.124+126.96.36.199
d.geelen - 10 iii / ?
wetab73 - 10 iii / ?
Schniki12 - 10 iii / ?
gaidheal - 10 iii / ?
Linuxman - 10 iii / ?
Mohjive - 10 ii / ?
silta - 10 ii / 188.8.131.52+184.108.40.206
direc85 - ? / ?
Some suggestion that this relates to inappropriately long screen interaction time-outs, and that this particularly affects the newest handsets due to the slippy nature of their screens - causing the screen to detect ‘continued movement’ during the overlong timeout period before interaction is initiated by the phone in response to user input.