Ever since I started building the new series of Merlion Leo ROM, I started to see more interest probably because it’s based on the new Windows Mobile 6.5 platform. Lately, I have updated the ROM with newer version of drivers and the necessary configurations, and that was a huge performance booster!
There must be some correlation between the number of clicks the ROM download link got, versus the performance of the ROM. Within 2 days of release, it got more than 200 of clicks. Okay, not a great deal for the mainstream ROMs like Miri or Energy, or the actual download is approximately just 3/4 of of the clicks. Regardless,that’s a significant milestone for Merlion NG series in my humble opinion.
The demographic of my user base is pretty much expected. Since I have build the Chinese Simplified Input/Display support, I would naturally anticipate most of the users to come from a Chinese populated location. So users from Singapore & China made up close to 60% of Merlion NG series total user base. What’s interesting is I do have users from the Europe & Middle East countries.
If you have not flashed the latest Merlion NG series ROM (v1.65), you should because you never know what you have been missing until you have tried it. Some had even described the ROM to be on steroid, or on drug cocktail! Don’t believe? See the below performance chart of the NG series ROM performance.
If the chart above does not give you much context, just imagine this. A stock (i.e. official) ROM would only achieve a total SPB benchmark index of 1590. In comparison to the latest release of Merlion NG series, the latter is 2 times faster! Even for the first generation of Merlion series, v2.68 is generally one of the better performing ROM among the rest of HD2 custom ROMs, so I will not be surprised, if we were to put a ranking table to compare the performance of all the custom ROMS in xda-developers or htcpedia, Merlion NG series should be in the top ranks, if not right at the top 😉
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hi love yr blog and have been following it even through i dun own a hd2 but i’m using a TD2. saw yr latest merlion rom and it can increase the speed by twice. i was wow wow. this give me the urge to flash my diamond 2 also as my recent htc update for diamond 2 is causing my phone to hang big time during messaging.
are u able to help on how to flash a phone? i read xda web site and seriously it only make me more confuse.
@Mike, have you tried the ROM threads in mobinauts.com? The folks there are very helpful in guiding in flashing rom for Diamond2. I can help but there might be some steps specific to TD2, so best to seek help from somebody who owns the same device as you.
Anyway, not sure if you can get the kind of speed boost in TD2. I did something extra to it 😉