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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bennylava, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member
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    I noticed on my galaxy S, that its using something like 184Mb of ram, but it only has 339mb. I was wondering if its like windows, where you can go in and disable unnecessary services that might be running. Or something like that. You know, just to optimize the phone and minimize RAM usage.

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  2. ndex477

    ndex477 Well-Known Member

    Yes, Android keeps services running in the background all the time. What application did you get your memory information from? i.e. was it Manage Applications, Running Services etc?
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    If the service is unnecessary, Android will kill it if its not in use for some time. If its necessary, killing it will just make the phone bring it back again. And task killers arent good for Android and may cause damage according to Android savvy people. Android manages the memory automatically by itself. If there is too little RAM, it kills apps on its own.
  4. bennylava

    bennylava Well-Known Member
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    Yeah I just looked around in the phone's settings. Didn't really use an app. I found where it tells about ram usage. But is android like windows? Are there unnecessary services running? Or can you cut down on RAM usage?
  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    No Android is not like Windows. Not even Windows phone runs like Windows. On Android, unused RAM is wasted RAM.

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