ONLY 188 MB of Application memory??!!??
Anyone else find it a bit odd/disappointing to only see 188 MB of application memory free on Kevin's unboxing video? I thought this device had 768 MB of device memory. Does OS7 really use that much RAM?
- 08-09-11, 05:43 PM #2
I was a little surprised to see that.... but i dont even remember what my 9650 had originally before I started removing all the junk.
If its 188 out of the box we should be able to get it over 200 no problem by removing the crap lol
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08-09-11, 05:45 PM #4
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all modern OSes pre-allocate a chunk of memory (more than required) to improve the performance by lowering the memory paging, OS 7 might be allocated more memory in order to load and run faster and avoid spinning clocks
- 08-09-11, 05:46 PM #5
200MB is still a very small capacity...if the Torch 9860 is to compete with the likes of iOS and Android, 200MB won't cut it for apps and the such.
Heck, I have games on my iPhone of over 300MB!! (Infinity Blade namely), I'm worried right now. The OS can't use that much memory...
- 08-09-11, 05:48 PM #6
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- 08-09-11, 05:50 PM #8
I love blackberry exactly like it is.... but i will appreciate the faster OS lol
I guess I was really expecting more. Maybe limited due to the physical design/form factor of the device. I am thinking of using my upgrade for this phone as I will not be an early adopter of the QNX devices. It still looks like a VERY solid product from Canadia. I have a pharmaceutical app on my Storm2 which seems to use a lot of resources and hope that the useful apps will not bog down my device. It is really frustrating to get the clock when trying to look up meds.
- 08-09-11, 05:53 PM #10
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- 08-09-11, 05:57 PM #12
This is my number one (with a bullet) complaint about this phone. The 'RAM' shouldn't be advertised as 768, since the app space is taken from that. My year old SGS has 512mb of RAM (which some of the OS resides in) and 1.8gigs of app space (oh, and apps to sd, but I don't even need to go there).
My good ole Storm ran very fast with no apps, but the more apps you added, the less 'RAM' the device had, until it slowed to a standstill.
Its 2011, 188mb of app space is insulting, imo.
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08-09-11, 06:11 PM #16
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I don't think there's any reason to fret. Bold 99XX users and any users of a OS 7 device can shrink the OS to delete Help files, unused apps, stock themes, ringtones etc. I'm sure Kevin and everyone is already using BB Hybrid Tools or BBSAK to increase the available memory. No need to worry, CB! I'm sure the OS 7 devices have plenty of mem to satisfy your need~Laura~
- 08-09-11, 06:11 PM #17
Is there any way possible that the 8GB of onboard memory will be able to hold app storage as well (I mean apps could be considered 'media')? And that 188MB is only for OS-related stuff.~SaMaster14
- 08-09-11, 06:13 PM #18
- 08-09-11, 06:34 PM #24
I was a bit shocked about the low free memory but I think that it will come pre loaded with apps that most of us will delete.
Will find out for sure when I get mine next week.
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