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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Metusion, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Metusion

    Metusion Active Member
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    I use the task manager widget and every time I check it shows about 50 mb ram left.. This seems quite low considering I barely use any widgets and programs that run in the background besides the stock programs. I don't like using task killer that much as it kills battery and within 5 minutes it's back at 50 mb ram again. The phone does seem to go slower fast.. How can I check which app is using most of the ram? Is there an app to check this? It's a bit anyoing because others say it stays around 100 mb.. wasn't this phone supposed to have 512 mb ram anyway?
     

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  2. andy-roid

    andy-roid Well-Known Member
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    I've uninstalled mine as i didn't notice any difference to the battery life..the app is using battery its self so how can it save your battery with it monitoring every thing
     
  3. slfcarro5

    slfcarro5 Active Member
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    Check out the app system lite i think its called. Gives you a breakdown of whats using your memory
     
  4. Metusion

    Metusion Active Member
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    thx will check it out
     
  5. kryzzay83

    kryzzay83 Well-Known Member
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    Firstly download Task Manager from Samsung Apps if you haven't already. It will show you what's using up your ram/cpu and will also let you kill apps.

    Personally, when I feel like my phone is running slow all of a sudden, I kill any app I don't want running. Which is usually Internet, Market, Music player etc. Anything that I'm not currently using or used but didn't close. Using task manager doesn't have much bearing on your battery life.

    Secondly the ram management in Android phones is extremely good. It's caching stuff for you so next time you open it it will be instant. Don't stress about having only 50mb of ram left.

    Thirdly, The phone does have 512mb of ram but the OS locks 186mb of it hence why you can only see 326mb. Apparently Froyo uses less ram and your available ram will actually go up. (This happened with the Nexus 1)

    Hope this helps. :)
     

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