If this went live in October 2012, I don't see any relevant bump in the performance graphs that I can measure for https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/mobile/cards/262
I don't think these two things are related.
(In reply to comment #6)
If this is a major bug why is no fix in sight..?
Well, it's major relative to MobileFrontend beta, but not major relative to everything else we have going on. This, I think, is a blocker for getting the functionality to MF stable.