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.

  • What device do you have? Aug 22, 2011 at 14:51
  • Nexus One, clarified in question
    – Tyler
    Aug 22, 2011 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? Aug 22, 2011 at 14:56
  • The task manager I saw was on a Samsung Epic, so I'm guessing its proprietary to that device.
    – Tyler
    Aug 22, 2011 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). Aug 22, 2011 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.

  • I had seen this, but looking around there was no immediate way to kill processes or clear memory, that I saw.
    – Tyler
    Aug 23, 2011 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, 2011 at 16:47
  • Ok, before I swore I clicked on it and nothing happened. I get to that screen now, wow. Thanks!
    – Tyler
    Aug 23, 2011 at 18:09

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