Hey guy I just got the tab and I was under the impression that it had 1gb ram but advanced task killer is showing 512mb, was 1gb a misprint on the box?
What people don’t seem to realize is that android is designed to have a large number of tasks stored in memory at all times. The hardware isn’t as fast as a desktop or a laptop, so in order to get that same “snappy” feeling, there have to be workarounds. One of these is how android deals with memory. Android will load up apps and then hold them in background until it absolutely has to kill them. This is because that way, if you want to re-open an app, the system already has it loaded and can then just resume it instead of reloading it. This provides a significant performance increase. Therefore Android tries to have about 80% of the ram used at all times. This is by design, not a flaw.
What a lot of people don’t realize as well is that android kernels have their own task manager. This means that the built-in manager is far more efficient than any app-based task manager as it is run at the kernel level, and it should be left up to that task killer to decide when to free up memory. If you run a third party task killer on Honeycomb it will most likely be slower and use more battery because it will be fighting with the built-in memory manager. So don't do it.
Last edited by DigitalMD; 09-26-2011 at 08:36 AM.
If you use a Task Killer with Android ...
Two very large and burly looking people in black trench coats will show up at your door !
They will take your phone away from you.
This is for real....I read it some place.
Have a nice day.
Last edited by kdkinc; 09-26-2011 at 05:42 PM.
I also beta-test a lot of apps, which can routinely crash or fail to exit cleanly. A task killer, used judiciously (not auto-kill) is mandatory for testing, if you don't want to keep rebooting, a power button would wear out otherwise.