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  1. Kevstra's Avatar
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    Hey all,

    I wanted to run a little survey on what you have for free RAM after a fresh boot-up on your PlayBook.

    I have: 656.9MB

    PlayBooks differ from 'Berry phones in that they don't load applications into the RAM, correct? In that case, would the same OS version on PlayBook have the exact same amount of free RAM across different PlayBooks?
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    I have 658.9 after fresh boot up.
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    with the browser, two bridged items, and world clock running.. I had 290mb free. Closing everything but the browser took me up to 500 mb free
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    well, this survey would work if people stated which version of the OS they are running, as each build may differ slightly. ill just reboot and get back to you

    rebooted the 32GB playbook- 451mb free - OS 2.0.0.7111
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    651MB when it's settled down. Straight after boot it was 667MB.
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    OS Version: 1.0.8.6067
    Total Storage: 59.4 GB
    Free Storage: 40.7 GB
    Total Memory: 1 GB
    Free Memory: 649.2 MB
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    665.6 Mb free after wake up. I am running 1.0.8. No apps open.
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    The max I usually get is 590MB
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    So seems the android player eats about 200MB doing nothing on OS2.
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    I have 651.5MB after turning completely off and powered back on via power button.
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    On beta 2.0.0.7111 after reboot i have 470.5 mb. On OS 1.0, I notice they have more ram available after reboot. Now the question is what would happen with the official OS? How much ram would be available then?
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    I expect the same. I just don't know why the android player would have to be on no matter what. That would be a waste of RAM.
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    I suspect the Android player is what steals the RAM, since its always running regardless of doing anything. when official 2.0 is released i imagine that the PB will idle at about 550mb.

    The android player is on always because the google apps are designed to be integrated. so as i understand it, there is effectivly a shell version of android running alongside the PB software. we all know how long it takes the Playbook and Android devices to boot up, imagine waiting even half that time every time you clicked to open an android app. it would make the system unusable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomcat_Alley View Post
    I suspect the Android player is what steals the RAM, since its always running regardless of doing anything. when official 2.0 is released i imagine that the PB will idle at about 550mb.

    The android player is on always because the google apps are designed to be integrated. so as i understand it, there is effectivly a shell version of android running alongside the PB software. we all know how long it takes the Playbook and Android devices to boot up, imagine waiting even half that time every time you clicked to open an android app. it would make the system unusable.
    I hope there is a way to disable Android Player. I personally don't need it. Can anyone comment?
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    I agree, I think a helpful feature would be to have the ability to turn it off so its not taking up extra ram. If RIM finds a way to optimize it, then it may not be needed, but the extra 200mb of ram it uses really takes a chunk out of the amount of apps and browser windows you can have open. Its a very noticeable difference.
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    how do you check it?
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    654.4 Available on OS 1.0.8.6067
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    597mb with browser closed
    458 with one browser tab open
    412 with 2 tabs
    327 with Angry Birds open.

    Gawd knows what will happen once I get the farting App running...
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    And 650mb right after a rdboot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsbold9700 View Post
    how do you check it?
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    64GB PB
    OS2.0.0.7111 (beta)
    498MB Free Memory upon fresh boot, then quickly down to 456ish, then settles to 438ish

    UPDATE:
    OS2.0.0.7971 (official)
    588MB Free Memory upon fresh boot, then quickly down to 583ish, then settles to 581ish
    Last edited by mikeplus1; 02-25-2012 at 12:50 PM.
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    I just went back to 1.0.8.6067 last night. After a reboot where it came up bridged to my BB, it showed 630MB free. I changed screens and went back to it and it shows 643 free now.

    Don't forget, the dev beta had debugging stuff running. May not be the same implementation or usage in the official OS.
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    And I thought this thread was all about getting some additional RAM on my PB---for free!

    659.9 MB Free Memory under 1.0.8.6067.
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    573.1 on restart. Wonder what's eating my memory? Any tips for cleaning things up (other than the Android thing, which clearly hasn't been figured out yet)
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