SurfaceView extremely low framerate.

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Aug 10, 2014, 6:19:20 AM via Website

For some reason when using surface view I'm getting around 5 fps... Here's an idea of what I coded to measure the fps:

//game loop part of code(in another thread)
long start = System.currentTimeMillis();
while(game running){
     end = System.currentTimeMillis();
          if ((end - start) >= 1000) {
              Log.d("PERSONAL", "FPS: " + fps + "    milliseconds " +     Long.toString(end - start));
              start = System.currentTimeMillis();
              fps = 0;


public void drawMethod(){

My question is how do I fix this problem of having such a low frame rate? Is this normal when using a surfaceview? And if so, how can I fix it?

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Aug 12, 2014, 2:49:29 AM via Website

I would really appreciate some help..

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Aug 21, 2014, 3:03:54 PM via Website

I also have encountered this problem. If someone had an answer for this it would be really great...

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Aug 24, 2014, 12:51:10 PM via Website

If I'm not mistaken, surface views doesn't support hardware acceleration yet, so strangely sometimes it is faster to draw in normal view's onDraw().

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