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  1. piscestg

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    My 6P only lists 2.6 for the total amount of ram. My Nexus 6 shows the full amount of 3GB. Has anyone else noticed this?
     

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    Add 2.6 and 1.4 together and its 3. It must be labeled incorrectly and a bit confusing.
     
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    As I understand it, the "missing" RAM is reserved for use by the GPU, since it doesn't have its own memory.
     
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    OK thanks for the reply. It might be a Marshmallow thing too. My Nexus 6 always showed a total of 3GB. It finally got the 6.0 download Saturday and afterwards I noticed it says 2.8GB.
     
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    But that comes to 4.0. As I stated in my response to mogelijk, it must be a Marshmallow thing. Thanks.
     
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    Oh wow! hahaha What was I thinking. I must of been running on little sleep.
     
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    That's alright. I read yours early this morning and then got my calculator to make sure I was thinking right. Monday mornings are rough. The phone is working fine so I guess it's not a big deal, but it makes me wonder. It does eat more ram as the day goes on but again, that may be a Marshmallow situation. Thanks.
     

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The Nexus 6P is a Huawei made Android Smartphone that would be come the last Nexus device before the launch of Google's Pixel line of phones.
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