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How memory usage works on droid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by endoftheline, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. endoftheline

    endoftheline Member
    Thread Starter

    Jul 25, 2010
    I'm wondering how the memory works on my orginial motorola droid (2.2). When I open the running services tab I see this on the bottom:

    Other: 54MB in 3 Avail:19MB+45MB in 7

    I'm wondering if someone can explain what this means. I assume this is all coming out of the 256MB of Ram the droid has? I was also installing app's and got a memory low warning aftering firefox beta that was 14MB in size. I gather that almost all the apps do not support installing to the SD card yet if ever. So of like the 100 apps I have installed is it likley that they are all taking up room of the RAM of the 256MB?

    I'm also wondering if there is a good app that shows you how much of your RAM is full with apps, so you know when you need to uninstall some etc. Like you are using 200MB out of 256MB or whatever.


  2. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    Go into Settings->Applications>Manage Applications and you can see what apps can be moved to your SD card. If it's a possibility (if the app supports it) you'll see the option.

    Keep in mind that RAM (used for running apps) and storage space (used to store installed apps, cache & data) are 2 separate things. You can check on storage space usage by going to Settings->SD card & phone storage. Look at Internal phone storage to see what's available.
  3. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    Queens, New York
    Yeah, moving apps to the SD card doesn't really help the RAM issue; RAM and ROM are different.
  4. DuckHunter

    DuckHunter Active Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    I just found an app called Android System Info and it shows a ton about your phone including a clear view of how much RAM is being used. Free in the Market.

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