I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, which when I bought it was basically the fastest phone on the market.
I have rebooted the phone and used a memory cleanup tool to make absolutely sure the game is running as smoothly as possible to re-test the issue.
I should mention that my control group is that I play this game every single day for about 15-30 minutes on my phone.
I have played it since the update many times and this has happened every single time.
I also play on PC and iPad [but not since update, I don't think] and have never experienced this.
When either player (human or computer) makes a move, the game hangs for about 1 second. And I do mean around 1000 milliseconds. It's possible that it's only 0.5 seconds but it's VERY noticeable.
You tell the computer to make a move (or the AI does) and after you move your finger to make the match (or the AI does) it can hang at any point:
Before the match is ever made [This is how I know it's not a freeze...it eventually executes the move I made]
Immediately after the match
Before or after the cascade
Before or after any visible game-effects being applied from a match (such as a 4 match or skull match)
Note that it NEVER hangs DURING the match or cascade.
If the average move takes 2 seconds and each move adds a 1 second hang...this is essentially unplayable at 33% hanging.
As an aside, this means I'm going to have to look for a new phone game.
I already hate the new PC/Steam controller version UI.
So this is kind of a tipping point in a game that is already becoming marginal for me. If I have to start playing a new game on my phone...am I likely to go back to GoW?