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confusion about external memory

I have a Muve Music phone and I don't understand how to manage the storage on my phone. I went to settings and have set it to use internal storage rather than sd card. But everything I download lookes ...
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How can I tweak the amount of RAM allocated to Chrome for Android?

I have a Samsung S4 running Android version 4.4.2. I am using Chrome browser version 35.0.1916.141. I am constantly on the go and I utilize my phone's browser pretty heavily. I've noticed that with ...
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What factors constrain the highest possible Android version for an Android device?

I've read on the Sony's website that the increasing amount of RAM required for newer versions of Android is the limiting factor for upgrading the operating system of Android devices: ... if a ...
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Save Applications to SD Card

I recently purchased an LG Optimus F6 Android phone. Apparently it only has just over 1GB of internal storage, and after having installed just a few apps during a lunch break, the phone was already ...
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Is there an online database listing device specifications by IMEI/EAN or some other identifier [duplicate]

thank you for stopping by. So I bought a certain phone that showed on the box that the memory was 1 gb. However when i see the running apps, the used memory and available memory add upto only 512mb! ...
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Are there specific cases where editing Low Memory Killer minfree parameters is helpful?

I know that free ram is wasted ram. But are there some situations where editing minfree parameters (OOM killer) is helpful? Some users use apps like "Autokiller Memory Optimizer" or "V6 Supercharger" ...
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Android tablet 1mobile market insuficient memory

I have a new Android tablet and I plugged in a micro sd card with about 1GB of memory in it. I've downloaded a few games but I can't install more! I checked the memory settings, there is clearly over ...
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I have a problem with the android internal memory allocation is permanent

Has the android "internal memory allocation freeze" been solved? Example: GS3 internal memory full with photos (picassa sync issue). After moving problem photos to SD card, the internal memory is ...
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Why does Apps->Running show 686 mb total ram instead of 1 gb? [duplicate]

My Xperia S is supposed to have 1 GB of RAM. But when I went to Settings->Apps->Running, it shows 542+144=686 MB. Also, someone else has noticed the same problem of 686 MB RAM. Why is it not showing ...
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How can I add extra memory in my ram android? [duplicate]

I want to boost the ram's memory, but as I clean my phone,it's memory was almost full.
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What is filling my phone's RAM, if not apps?

My Galaxy S3 has gone from snappy to slow over the past few weeks: When I open or change apps it reacts very slowly. When the app is running that app is working fine. It resembles having too little ...
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Can using too much RAM drain battery?

I'm really confused about Android memory management. I just read here that killing apps by swiping from recent list or using task killers won't save your battery but drain more because this cause the ...
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My phone handles RAM utterly wrong

Well I don't mind if there is only very few unused RAM. That's what RAM is for. But please, my Sony Xperia SP has 1GB RAM, which is I think should absolutely be enough for the tasks that my phone ...
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can't load a image because out of memory(RAM),

I have an android phone with secure gallery app on it. Usually, I use to use the app for hiding pictures from the main gallery and use it to view pictures by setting up a password for the app to ...
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1GB/8GB advertised versus 967.5 MB / 5564.6 MB actual .HELP [duplicate]

just recieved new android phone which should be 1GB ROM AND 8GB RAM. ANTUTU tells me the following memory 840.2/1008.3 MB RAM 175.7/967.5 MB Internal SD card ...
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How come my free ram keeps getting less and less? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung gs3 gt 19300 running on cyanogen mod 10.2 stable version, so far it has been smooth other than the ram problem (which I also encounter when using stock ROM) Whenever I restart, I ...
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LG Optimus Logic claims I have low memory, but I don't

For some reason, my LG Optimus Logic claims that I have low memory after I install applications. However, when I go into my settings, both the SD Card, Flash, and System Memory are no where close to ...
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How to find out the amount of memory allocated to each application in my android phone?

When I was reading Displaying Bitmaps Efficiently I read the following sentence. Mobile devices typically have constrained system resources. Android devices can have as little as 16MB of ...
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What is “Lost RAM” in dumpsys meminfo?

Below is a sample dumpsys with Lost RAM. What is its significance in KitKat? How it can be reclaimed and used? Total PSS by OOM adjustment: 31841 kB: Native 13173 kB: zygote (pid ...
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Android Phones Hangs while playing game

I just noticed this one but when I played my game its lagging and till it stop completely or freeze. I cant do anything but to take my battery out. Any clue? I master reset still nothing. I do not ...
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How to Increase RAM in my karbonn s2 [duplicate]

my karbonn s2 has 512 MB RAM but it is always shows 85 % full I have installed RAM cleaner app but not happy with it. sometimes my phone hang down. what can be done to increase the memory (RAM) ?
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Memory usage unknown, how to find which process uses it and free it?

Is there a way to find via code or command line to find what is using that much memory in the phone? since it makes it slow and lag a lot when connected to the computer.
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android virtual memory support

I want to know if android supports virtual memory concept.I know windows supports virtual memory but what about android? Do our android phones store less used data out of RAM?
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Why does it seem like I have less RAM than advertised?

Why is that on my Galaxy Note 3 (3gb RAM) I only have .91 GB free, 1.5 GB used while doing nothing, meaning only 2.41 GB total. Is that because the rest (~.6 GB) of my memory is used for the OS? And ...
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Will flashing a custom fix lag on my Android?

I have a 1 GB RAM tablet running a pretty much vanilla Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and it's been running very slow. Apps startup time have been slow, noticeable lag exists while scrolling between the ...
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Why Large RAM use with my Galaxy Nexus verizon while Little RAM use with Galaxy Nexus GSM?

Galaxy Nexus verizon ROM:10.2-20131017-SKANK-toro Galaxy Nexus GSM ROM:CM11 From the picture, you can see that verizon system uses a large amount RAM while GSM not. Why that happend? And ...
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Instead of 5 GB storage shows 2.42 GB .

I 've purchased Karbonn Titanum S5 Plus. In that, It is showing TOTAL STORAGE SHOWING as (1 GB + 1.42 GB) ie 2.42 GB But in the features it is written as 1 GB RAM and 4 GB ROM ie Total 5 GB ...
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Expand RAM on Micromax Canvas A76- Android 4.2.2

I want to use my SDcard to expand my RAM. I am falling short of RAM memory and due to which I need at least 500 MB more RAM space. For this, I have a class10 8 GB microSD card. Can anyone suggest how ...
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How to find android apps occupies RAM memory space?

I wish to know about which app is occupies more memory space in RAM when i use multiple apps Note: i just have RAM capacity of 256MB so that my battery downs soon.
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Galaxy S3 high RAM consumption even on idle

I have a Galaxy S3 International Version, without any modification whatsoever-- no rooting, no nothing. It is as good as a stock phone with a few Play Store apps. However, of late, I have begun ...
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Install V6 Supercharger on Nook Tablet 8GB/512M

I have a Nook Tablet(8GB version) and i only see around 100Mb RAM free even after killing some apps with task manager. I have Cyanogenmod 10.1.3-RC2 installed + NookOnFire Showtime kernel(CPU ...
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force stopping of a preloaded app on kyocera rise

Can i press force stop on preloaded app on device by pressing on force stop? Would it free internal memory by doing so? i realize that the preloaded device apps cannot b uninstalled however If i ...
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In Android 4, does disabling “Show notifications” have an effect on the process priority with regards to low memory?

Android 4 has a feature where you can disable notifications for an app by going to that app's properties and unchecking a checkbox. Both temporary and ongoing notifications will be hidden. My ...
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How much RAM should I allow an app to use, and how much should I always leave free?

I have a chess app on my 2012 Nexus 7 (running stock Android 4.3, with a few small background services) that allows me to set the size of an internal hash table used by the chess engine. Larger hash ...
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Storage Internal Phone & SD confusion

I bought a Runbo X5 Android (ice cream sandwich) phone with 500MB internal Storage & 2.05GB Phone storage and optional SD card storage upto 32GB i understand that when you download an app it ...
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Is free ram really wasted? [duplicate]

I'd be grateful if you can give me some clarifications about memory management in Android. I know, so many times has been told that task killers are useless, Android is not Windows, it is Linux based ...
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How to kill processes to get maximum available RAM?

I am trying to kill all unwanted background processes (especially the ones started by zygote) on a rooted android phone (any version and any model), so that I have the maximum possible RAM available ...
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SD card limit says 8gb, Can I get a larger sd card to work?

I'm thinking a buying a new phone, but it says the external sd card size limit is 8gb. Can I do something to increase this to 16 or 32 gb. Details: phone: I-Mobile IQ 5.3 ...
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Is there any way to know the RAM of an Android phone? [duplicate]

I bought a Spice Stellar Jazz Mi-353. It tells me that it has 116MB of RAM, but it is supposed to be 256MB. Is there a way to check how much RAM my device physically has before deciding to get it ...
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Can I install more apps if I get more internal memory/storage?

Most modern top-level Android devices, e.g., Samsung S4, has: 2GB internal RAM 16/32/64GB internal memory/storage up to 64GB exernal/removable memory/storage Does the amount of internal ...
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Protect music player from being killed?

I am using an SGS+ with 512 MB RAM (which leaves about 380M for the OS) running the CyanogenMod 10.1 Beta build 2013-04-15 (Android 4.2.2 on Linux 3.0.73-rc1-PhenomKernel-V3) and as soon as firefox ...
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Huawei G300 not fast enough for Google Racer

So on my Nexus 7 (currently clocked at 1300mb RAM) Google Racer works fine. However, when I use it on my Huawei Ascend G300 (only clocked at ~30mb less RAM) it says it is too slow. This doesn't ...
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Can I make Google Play not run a background process (on CM10)?

There is always a background process for Google Play Market in the CyanogenMod 10 system (Android 4.1.x). I don't like this. Since my device (Samsung Galaxy S) doesn't have much memory, I'd like to ...
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How to find PHYS_OFFSET value for mkbootimg

As i was following instructions here. I found a problem that my /proc/config.gz does not contain CONFIG_PHYS_OFFSET setting. But my /proc/iomem contains 40000000-5bffffff : System RAM. What value i ...
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Why are android devices equipped with only (relatively) little RAM?

Currently, I can only find devices (phone, tablets or sticks) that are equipped with a maximum of 2GB RAM. While this might be sufficient for current applications, I do wonder why there are no ...
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Bypass memory manager; keep app alive

At my work we all have Android devices which are used to dispatch jobs to us. It uses a web-app accessible through any web browser. When a new job arrives we are notified with an audible alert. ...
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Android system RAM usage

I've been trying to figure out how Android/CyanogenMod manages RAM internally, and what exactly I can trim down. I'm running CyanogenMod 10.1-M2 right now, but the memory usage has stayed fairly ...
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Android 4.1.1 consumes too much memory

My HTC One S has been upgraded to 4.1.1 and I noticed that it started consuming too much memory. When I had 4.0, average memory consumption was about 300-450 MB. But now it is on the level of 700-850 ...
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Battery usage for keeping apps open

How much of an effect does it have on the phones battery life to keep applications such as the contacts application open. I ask because that app sometimes takes long to open the first time depending ...
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Can't run Doggcatcher and Endomondo simultaneously

I'd like to listen to music with Doggcatcher and record the routes with Endomondo while bicycling. The problem is, when I start Endomondo, after a couple of minutes Android kills Doggcatcher. When I ...