If I leave it open on my 8830 my memory runs down like the gas gauge on an Indy Car. What's up with the huge memory leak Google?!?!?
Running OS 188.8.131.52 on Verizon 8830WE. I did a battery pull and started with File Free: 20 679 789. I started GMM 2.2.0 and left the phone undisturbed. I left wireless on, so emails were coming in, but I answered/deleted them from my laptop, so they didn't accumulate in the Messages folder. Here are my results from a 5-hr test:
I thought I was detecting a problem with the relatively large drop from Hr 3 to Hr 4, but it all came back in Hr 5. I had to take several phone calls between Hr 4 and Hr 5. Do you think that could've recovered the memory? What size drop over what time period did you see?
I haven't tracked it over a long time, but I can watch it in a 5 minute timeframe and it keeps dropping. Not huge amount of MB, but definatly kb is size. If I go into GMM and under Help and watch the memory sizes there, I can see the free memory drop on it as well live. Does yours constantly keep decreasing?
Results from a 5-minute test. I didn't do a battery pull to start. I did use a stopwatch and recorded the free memory every minute for 5 minutes.
Start: 33 488/38 796 KB
Min 1: 33 581
Min 2: 33 586
Min 3: 33 003
Min 4: 32 234
Min 5: 33 682
Over a 5 minute period, it increased slightly for two minutes, dropped substantially for two, then came back to more free memory than when I started. I'm not sure that's conclusive of anything.
My Google Maps doesn't have GPS on the menu, either. I have to use BBMaps to "Start GPS Navigation," then switch to Google Maps. This is a known issue with external GPS users. I haven't heard anybody using internal GPS that had to do it. Try it. Be sure you have the GPS source set correctly in BBMaps and see if BBMaps can start the GPS, then leave it running in the background and run Google Maps.
Last edited by JeffH; 06-12-08 at 06:49 AM.
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Yes. Sounds like you're getting it to work. If it's a flashing blue dot, it's using GPS data. If you press '0', it should give your location accuracy as 3-m or so. If it's a blue circle, you're triangulating a position from cell towers. In this case, your accuracy can be 5000-m.
If you move, the blue dot will have an arrow that indicates direction of travel. Google Maps don't have the option to show route as up, only North up.
Great! I'm really glad you didn't have to use BBMaps. So far as I know, that work-around is only required for external GPS users. I was concerned you might be an inexplicable exception, or the first of a whole bunch of new occurrences of the problem.
I wish Google Maps could rotate for direction of travel Up. That's their only flaw, compared to BBMaps. Their level of detail is excellent.
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