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Mobile memory structure !!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Mickyy2013, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Mickyy2013

    Mickyy2013 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi All

    Can somebody pls explain the basic memory structure
    of an Android phone and what it stores.
    Im a newbie in mobile domain. Im completely
    confused about the topics RAM, Internal Storage, ROM etc.
    I know the concepts of volatile and non volatile
    memory, but when it comes to terms like Internal Storage /
    Phone Memory im confused.

    Pls pls help me with your explanations.
    Thanks in Advance

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  2. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    RAM is Random Access Memory, that is working memory, same as memory in a PC. ROM is where the O/S and system apps live. (and by default, most other apps you download.
    Internal memory is like a (non-replaceable SD card that is permanently installed) You can move most Apps to it to free up ROM space. Lastly we have micro SD cards. which you can use to store whatever you want; Apps photos, whatever.
    If you're really interested, I can point you at some technical papers that explain it in great and painful detail.
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  3. Mickyy2013

    Mickyy2013 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thank You for the quick reply !!
    I would love to explore more if you can point at some technical paper..
  4. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Google search and Wikipedia are your friends.
  5. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    This very thread will show up in a google search lol.
    No point recommending other sites when people here are more than capable of giving a friendly reply (or a good link) ;)

    Android Forums are your friend :)
  6. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

  7. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    Want technical? Loads of info, external links and more.:)
    Flash memory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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