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In the context of Android, more RAM means Android can keep more sleeping program in the RAM so they will be ready to be quickly resumed when you return back to the apps. More RAM means Android is going to spend less of its time killing and reloading apps from the internal memory/sd card, and instead spend more time doing actual work you care about. This ...


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Well this is very subjective, because it depends what you're doing. First of all, true multitasking (having multiple apps run) requires a faster CPU, so that all the processes can run at a decent speed. You are right that for all these apps to remain in memory, you need more RAM. I have 512 MB RAM, and my processes only start getting killed if I run ...


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Android System Info is a free app from the market which will tell you more details about your phone than you ever wanted to know. It has all the details you want about your CPU and Memory and much much more. Install it, start the app and check the System tab for all the information you are looking for.


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Settings -> About Phone should tell you most of what you want to know. Failing that, it will at least tell you a model name which you can then search google for more info. My 'About Phone' lists Model, CPU info (i.e. what CPU) and Memory info among other things. But I am running CM7 with Gingerbread.


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In a phone most of the programs you will use are thinks like email, IM, web browser,… This kind of apps does not need a powerful CPU, but given the fact that you will be using an Android Phone you will be running multiple applications at the same time which needs some extra CPU time, but more importantly, needs enough RAM memory to accommodate all the ...


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The answer lies in the kernel source for that HTC Wildfire - look in arch/arm/mach-msm/acpuclock.c to see the table of the accepted frequencies. Since the WildFire is based on MSM-7x25 chipset here's the excerpt of the frequencies table hardcoded, assuming its a GSM handset: /* 7x01/7x25 normal with GSM capable modem */ static struct clkctl_acpu_speed ...


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Do you need an actual app? Google recently released Google Docs Mobile (accessible via docs.google.com on your phone) which seems to work pretty well for editing and creating documents from my playing around with it. However it is a website rather than an app, and does require a live data connection, you can't use it offline in the same way that you would ...


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My answer for you is twofold; there are innate downsides to off-brand devices but - most importantly - your use case (development and application purposes) might make off-brand Android phones a poor choice. This is from my experience with the phones (I have a lot, having lived in Asia for years, and seeing a lot here in the States) First, the general ...


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Most smartphones have dedicated video encode and decode hardware. It's specifically designed for that task, and it has a fast connection to the memory, and often the decoded video frames can be accessed directly by the compositor hardware so they don't have to be copied (or blitted) into the framebuffer. You wouldn't be surprised that a handheld digital ...


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Setting frequency to high end may cause problems like. 1.Heating up phone. 2.burn battery. 3.Even you may damage your phone completely. Over-clocking frequency will speed up your phone's performance.


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Click on "Menu -> DevTools". Click on "Terminal Emulator". Enter command: cat /proc/cpuinfo cat /proc/meminfo free cat /proc/version


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Check the manufacturer's website or hit up a gadget database like GDGT.


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I'd think a simple web search with the name of your device and "specs" should return all of the information you need. There are any number of sources of this information on the Web. Here's a link I found after a simple search: http://chinagadgetdeals.info/official-rockchip-based-apad-irobot-android-tablet/


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In terms of word processing, Dataviz's Documents to go has support for newer versions of MS Office documents as well as PDF. There's also ThinkFree Office and QuickOffice Are you looking for a plain text editor ? TED by Xavier Gouchet has support for large files, but its interface, particularly the font size still needs work from the dev.


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You cannot upgrade the processor, however you can upgrade the kernel. Find your device on forum.xda-developers.com and read, read, read, read, and read some more. It may sound scary, with the risk ofx bricking your device, but I assure you it is much easier than it would be to replace the processor. If CyanogenMod 9 is ported to your device, then you ...


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I just got a new LG Motion from MetroPCS, and before updating the system or anything, I used the app CpuSpy and it told me the CPU is 1.5Ghz.


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A true octa-core is basically a processor either with homogenous or heterogeneous multiprocessing architecture. The processor in the Galaxy S4(Exynos 5410) for example (intl. edition) has 8 cores based on the ARM big.LITTLE architecture wherein 4 cores are slower with low-power and 4 are faster with relatively higher power consumption. Under this scheme two ...


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My current guess is that the script took a lot of CPU time because it uses a very inefficient way of calculating the log file length, which is to read the entire log file to memory and use length. This shouldn't have been much of an issue if the log file is small, but since you said that log file's current size is more than 50MB, this shows that the log file ...


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When I downloaded the app called CPU-Z, it said that my LG Motion has a 1.51 GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 dual core. It also said that the CPU is called krait and comes with an Adreno 225 GPU. So, I believe that Metro PCS got their specs wrong about the LG Motion, CPU-wise.


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A faster clock frequency will let your phone go faster, but it comes with some costs. The power use of the CPU is (roughly) proportional to the square of the clock frequency, so increasing from 600 MHz to 1600 MHz will use 2.5 times as much power. On top of that, that power gets turned into heat, so it'll be producing heat 2.5 times as quickly as well. Your ...


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No, there isn't anything like that in Qualcomm's offerings.


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Go for http://www.gsmarena.com/. It contains specs of almost everyphone



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