When we played with the N8 and its Symbian^3-based stablemates at Nokia World last month, we perceived the long delay between swipes and home screen changes as sluggishness; at the time, Nokia insisted it was a feature, not a bug. Pauses of any sort on a phone are rarely good, however, and Nokia seems to have taken the complaints to heart because the delay is nearly imperceptible on the production firmware. We’d note that there’s still a minor learning curve here if you’re coming from an iPhone or an Android device because the screens don’t move with your thumb — rather, you execute a swipe gesture, then the screen changes. Takes some getting used to.
So. The lag that everybody complains about is … on purpose?
They designed the interface to look like there is a lag?