In the Malmöfestivalen for Android where I participate we wanted to show thumbnails of events in lists. We have urls of thumbnails from Malmofestivalen API. This information is stored in a sqlite database and a SimpleCursorAdapter is used for getting the events from the database. It is possible to bind the urls to ImageView objects (by downloading the stream: 1, 2, 3). The problem is in a listactivity with many images it will freeze.