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In 2.2.1, all I have to do to clear the RAM on the device is long tap the home key, then choose task manager and then go to the RAM manager to clear the RAM. I'm finding that this has been changed in 2.3.4. How do I clear the devices RAM in 2.3.4? The device that I have is the Nexus One.

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What device do you have? –  Matthew Read Aug 22 '11 at 14:51
    
Nexus One, clarified in question –  Styler Aug 22 '11 at 14:53
    
I don't think I've ever seen the "Task Manager" menu on an AOSP/"Google Experience" device...Was the 2.2.1 device also the Nexus One and you upgraded, or was it a different device? –  eldarerathis Aug 22 '11 at 14:56
    
The task manager I saw was on a Samsung Epic, so I'm guessing its proprietary to that device. –  Styler Aug 22 '11 at 15:00
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Yes, I think it's a TouchWiz thing. I have it on my Fascinate, for example, but not my EVO (2.3.4) or an Android emulator (2.2). –  eldarerathis Aug 22 '11 at 15:05

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Your previous Task Manager was a Samsung addition, and not part of Android itself.

In 2.3 onwards there's a very similar and memory usage listing. If you go into Settings, then into Applications and click the "Running Services" option, it should show you everything that's running along with how much memory it's using. There's also a small graph at the bottom showing RAM used vs RAM free.

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I had seen this, but looking around there was no immediate way to kill processes or clear memory, that I saw. –  Styler Aug 23 '11 at 14:11
    
@Styler if you click a non-core app in the Running list don't you get a "Stop" button for it and it's child processes? –  GAThrawn Aug 23 '11 at 16:47
    
Ok, before I swore I clicked on it and nothing happened. I get to that screen now, wow. Thanks! –  Styler Aug 23 '11 at 18:09

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