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Jelly Bean resource Usage

I have a phone with 512MB of ram. The company has launched the Jelly Bean update for the phone. Currently my phone is running Android ICS 4.0.4 which has alot of lag and frameloss issues, So I am ...
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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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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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Keep the home launcher from being killed

I have a Motorola Milestone, and I've come to learn that it has a relatively low memory (runtime memory, not storage capacity). The problem that comes with this is that whenever too many apps want to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can you upgrade the RAM of an Android device?

I'm sure many people like me are aware and annoyed by the extremely limited amount of RAM in Nexus S (512MB but only 300+ is usable), I have searched all over google for a solution to increase the ...
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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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Is there a way to force an app to remain running in the background no matter what?

On Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) the OS categorizes your app and each category has its own threshold in which the OS uses for determining which app to close first when it runs out of memory. Has anyone of ...
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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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How can I free up storage on my SGS II?

I got a notification on my SGS2 today that said the phone memory is nearly full. So my question is: How can I move apps to the internal USB storage? I don't have a micro SD card in my phone.
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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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What does the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error mean when choosing 'Move to SD card'?

When I choose 'Settings - Applications - Manage applications' , and a 'Move to SD card' I get the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error. Anyone know why ? I am running Froyo 2.2 on a ...
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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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How can I determine how much total RAM my device actually has?

I bought a SIM locked ZTE v790 in Egypt. It tells me that it has 181MB of RAM, but it supposed to be 512MB. Is there a way to check how much RAM my device physically has before deciding to get it ...
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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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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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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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Message Memory Full, Incoming message rejected

I got this message on my phone: Message Memory full Incoming message rejected I have deleted a lot of messages, and I have also run the memory cleaners I have on my phone. What should I ...
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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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How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
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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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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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What is the maximum Xperia X10 memory card size?

I just bought an X10 and I would like to have as large a memory card as possible. What is the largest one that works with X10? Does it work with 32 GB cards?
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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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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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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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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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How will a swap partition/file affect the system?

Some friends told me that their Android phones have very little (<100MB) available memory for regular apps, because the OS and some un-killable services take most of the RAM. For example, one phone ...
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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.