I know the Ionic team has addressed this already, for more than a year ago (!) and it boggles my mind how they can be so quick to bust out new tools and features but not prioritize this fundamental galactic flaw in their framework, which is:
The performance on Android, regardless of version, for even the simplest tasks, is horrendeous.
And yes, I’ve read that >4.4 it’s all good. No it’s not.
We made a simple app with a hamburger menu, some simple lists with no more than 10 items, back buttons, no images and all the animations for basic operations like going back, changing views lag on modern Android phones running 5.0., which is the main problem. It feels so jquery mobileish, back when jquery mobile was bad. Our app contains no weird html or css, everything is made with simple ionic components.
On iOS it looks and feels native but we cannot ship the Android app in the ionic frameworks current state.
When will this be an actual priority to be fixed or will Ionic continue being an iOS framework only?