Latest LibreOffice Viewer for Android brings faster, smoother reading

Collabora’s LibreOffice Viewer for Android brings a major performance update in today’s release.

As part of our ongoing development of the separate LibreOffice editor app, user interface rendering has been overhauled ‘under the hood’, with the focus on faster and more accurate fetching of tiles (images which combine to form the visible Android interface).

Where scrolling complex documents used to lag, browsing is now smooth. Where occasional waiting for document sections was required, tiling now prioritises the most important sections, and renders them faster.

This work by Collabora Engineer Tomaž Vajngerl is critical for responsive editing in the LibreOffice editor project, which shares the same codebase as the Viewer application.

Today’s update is the latest of Collabora’s weekly Android updates.

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