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Memory Degrades with Battery Drainage?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by matpal, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. matpal

    matpal Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 10, 2010
    Something I have noticed - both with and without using an app killer is that when my battery is fully charged, I will have above 180mg of memory available at all times. But as the battery's charge starts to drain down around 50%, my available memory also gets smaller and smaller, despite how many or how little apps are being run.

    Has anyone else noticed this and what is preventing it or what wold a fix be?


  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon

    Jun 10, 2010
    New Mexico, USA
    You're right, but you have cause and effect backwards.

    As more apps load and do more background things, your free memory decreases. At that point, your phone's CPU starts running faster (it's not a constant-speed CPU for lots of _good_ reasons).

    As the CPU runs faster, it draws more power - and so you see your battery draining.

    You might consider my tips here, as well as others' great management tips on this forum:


    PS - I note you say, despite how many or how little apps are being run. - Please note that not all app controls or reporters are created equally.

    Your internet browsing app, for example, will tend to grow in memory size as it runs.
    matpal likes this.

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