android gridview slow scrolling

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http://stackoverflow.com – I have an android activity with a gridview, each cell contains a textview with a single character (so there are around 60-70 characters/cells on the screen at a time). The scrolling of the gridview is unacceptably slow. I tried replacing the gridview a listview, and the scrolling of the listview is much faster. Why is the gridview so slow compared to a listview? The activity layout is: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <LinearLayout xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools" android:layout_width="match_parent" andro (HowTos)