Problems with Gmail and Market


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  1. Fishyweb

    Fishyweb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Over the last few days, my Gmail has stopped syncing several times intermittently, with even a manual refresh having no effect. Coincidentally or otherwise, downloads from the Market have been taking absolutley ages to start over roughly the same period.

    Not sure whether this is connected, but these symptoms started at about the same time that I started getting "Low on space" warnings on status bar - though I still have about 13MB spare - surely enough to sync a few emails and complete small market downloads?

    Rebooting the phone seems to get Gmail working again, and kicks pending downloads from the market into life as well. Which would seem to indicate that memory is not the issue.

    Has anyone else noticed these problems?

    P.S. This is a stock Desire, with the recent OTA firmware update. Hmm, am now also wondering whether this may be linked to that OTA update...?
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    13MB isn't much really. I would expect you need more space than an application is in size as it has to download it then install it in a seperate space.

    Have you tried deleting cache for some apps to get more space? 13MB is dangerously low.
     
  3. Fishyweb

    Fishyweb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think I see where you are coming from. But the application manager shows the Gmail app as 52kB and Gmail storage as 168kB. Surely these are fairly miniscule compared to the 13MB available on the phone?

    Market is slightly bigger at 1.1MB, but still adequately catered for by the available meory, I would have hoped.
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    yes it should be enough but maybe there is somethign else preventing due to the "low" space?

    Menu > Settings > applications > Manage Applications > Menu > Sort by Size

    Click in teh apps one-by-one starting with the biggest. See if you can clear any cache.

    What I do with space issues, is install astro file manager. Back up all my free apps then uninstall any i dont use. I can re-install from back up any time I want.

    Try clearing some space to see if this helps. Then we can either rule it out as the cause or solve it that way

    ;)
     
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    mpw Well-Known Member

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    You're not in the UK are you? if so have you recently changed from X@googlemail.com to x@gmail.com?

    I, and others, had issues when making the change.
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    ooooh forgot about that. Good call
     
  7. Fishyweb

    Fishyweb Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am in the UK, but have not yet made the switch to @gmail.com. Am waiting for Google to fix the problems with this before giving it a try.

    Thanks for the idea of using Astro in that way. I already have in installed bt have not thought about using it to mothball unused apps in that way. I'll look into it.

    I'd be interested to know how much spare internal memory other folk have on their phones. E.g. ought I aim to have 20MB available, or 50, or 100...? Roll on Froyo, and apps to SD!;)
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    I've got 56MB... (I just prompted myself to do a clean up)... Before it was 36MB

    I have 20 apps installed and a further 11 in backups on my sd card thanks to astro.
     
  9. Casual Pete

    Casual Pete Well-Known Member

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    Mine done exactly the same,stopped syncing when I got low on space,I just uninstalled an app to free up space then it started syncing again.
     

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