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General question about memory usage displaying images in Android

So this question doesn't involve any particular code, it's just a general question about image processing and memory in Android. I basically have an activity with many small images. On the layout ...
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100% RAM Used.what to do?

i have huawei g5000-5000 mobile whith 512 mb ram which has 479 mb free and a quad-core processor.offlate i have seen it has 0mb free ram and i am not able to do any work.whenever i open any app it ...
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Galaxy S3 neo high RAM usage

I have a Galaxy S3 neo and for some reason after I turn it on the RAM usage gets so high making it freeze. Even after rebooting the problem appears again. Exactly after 35 seconds, or so, from turning ...
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Is it possible to change the settings in android so that data is saved to the external SD card instead of the the phone's internal memory?

This problem has been annoying me for a while. When I download and install an app to my phone it defaults to the phone's internal memory. Not too big of a deal since I can move it afterwards. The ...
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RAM for Huwaei H868c Glory

What is the RAM of a Huwaei H868c? Please help! I want to run "Terraria" for my Andriod 4.0.4 Huwaei Glory>
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Storage space and memory: mobile phone architecture versus PC architecture

On a PC, there are hard disks acting as storage space where the operating system and application files are stored, and there is RAM which is memory which gets used up by the operating system ...
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Why is most of my RAM always being used? [duplicate]

I got one of those phone boosters for Android but it looks like it does not work very well because when I run a clean it stops at 88% or somewhere and immediately tells me that I have to clean again. ...
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ram say large MB used [duplicate]

Hello i have Samsung galaxy S tow. 1 GB ram i run 325 MB of ram, when i calculate the MB of running program. but it say used 780 MB or over %85 of memory. my phone is very slow, how to fix it to ...
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Android 5 memory usage for Nexus 5

Before Android L update my mobile(Nexus 5) used to use around 1GB RAM. Now, it's using around 1.6GB RAM leaving me only 250MB free memory. When I look into device memory, it's showing System is using ...
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what are pino files in miscellaneous files (samsung gs4)

Can anyone tell me what 'pino' files are? they are located in miscellaneous files in the memory section (I am currently using the Samsung GS4.) Can i delete them as they are taking a lot of space in ...
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RAM of HTC one (m7)? [duplicate]

From the technical details it seems that HTC one (m7) has 2Gb of RAM, but if I check the RAM usage the smartphone shows that I am using around 900 Mb of 1.5Gb. There is something that I do not ...
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What does zRAM means?

I heard about a feature called zRAM in newer androids ROMs. Do anybody has detailed information about it ?
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Controlling Facebook App RAM and/or startup behavior

I'm running Android 2.3 on a Nexus S, and working RAM is an issue. Facebook takes 30mb of working RAM as a background app. Is there a way to either: Run Facebook on demand (not at boot) Kill ...
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dumpsys meminfo: differences between ICS and KitKat?

I noticed differences when I compare the meminfo of old Android and newer ones but I can't find documentation about it. Using the same apk, Graphics and GL only show up on KitKat and the usage on ...
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Insufficient memory [duplicate]

I have a 4.2.1 android version phone. In internal storage there is 114 MB free space but I cannot download or update any app because I get an error saying "insufficient memory in internal storage". I ...
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How to disable automatic memory management in android kitkat

I was in the middle of bank transaction, and I received a 3d pin through sms. I tapped the notification to opened the sms to read the pin, and then went to recent opened apps to go back to transaction ...
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My phone use so much ram [duplicate]

I have a samsung note 2 but I have a problem 1GB ram is always used even if I don't use any app and that drain his battery he have 4.3 android (I tried update but I can't find new one) is this normal ...
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Want to know free ram available on new Galaxy S Duos 2 [duplicate]

I bought Galaxy S Duos2(GT-S7582) from an online store. When I first started my device it was having Free RAM around 170MB,although total(free & including already in use) is 717MB as advertised. I ...
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Upgrade RAM memory in Galaxy Y [duplicate]

I am using Samsung Galaxy Y Device . The device has only 512 MB RAM available. I want to upgrade the RAM memory to 1 GB. I have a SannDisk 8 Gb class 10 memory card. Is there any way to boost the ...
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Understanding RAM, SD Card and Device Memory of an smartphone

I have an Android smartphone and would like to understand what is the difference between RAM, SD Card and Device Memory. When I check Memory Usage of my smartphone, I see those components: RAM: 174 ...
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My Moto 4G is caching everything. Is it a normal behavior?

I bought a Moto 4G few days ago and I feel like it has a strange behaviour. My problem is that the phone is not handling multitasking as I would expect it to. Some examples: I use Chrome as web ...
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i have 500mb available but can't install 2mb app! [duplicate]

i have 500mb available but can't install 2mb app!!! it's so frustrating i tried uninstalling apps, clearing cache, deleting files ... nothing works. Please help.
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Android 4.1.1 system is consuming 4GB of my memory? [duplicate]

I bought an Android 4.1.1 tablet, the ad said "comes with 8 GB". But when I go to the system configuration I get: INTERNAL 1,18 GB total Apps 0,90 GB Available 161 MB NAND FLASH Total 4,55 GB Free ...
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Can i read the RAM and CPU usage of other applications-Android

I want to know whether is it possible to monitor the CPU, RAM, Network and Battery usage of each and every application installed in my device through my application dynamically? Does Android's ...
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Increase RAM through SD Card

In windows we can make SD card as RAM, is something similar possible in android (with and without root)
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how to clear RAM on the click on a button?

I need some help regarding the performance of my phone. I have to clear RAM every time to free some space through the task manager. Can anybody please help me clearing RAM on the click of a button?
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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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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 ...