10-26-2011 01:02 PM
One thing I found very dissapointing was the available memory upon startup. I have an OS6 device (9700) that has ~50MB memory free when first started. It has 256MB total, for an OS overhead of about 200MB.
I played with a 9900, which has 768MB memory, and it only had ~250MB memory free when it first started. This gives a memory overhead of >500MB. Why the doubling in size of the OS?
10-26-2011 02:19 PM
9810 is supposed to have 768 RAM but BES reports it as 513, kinda misleading.
In app management, application storage Mine shows 335 used and 208 free, again misleading
but in app management, memory you see 451 used and 316 free. great but.......
in device, storage it shows 208 meg free
BES reports it with 209 meg free in BlackBerry manager.
So which one is correct when looking at memory? why is there a difference between them all?
10-26-2011 02:33 PM
There was a lot of changes under the hood in OS7 to support the new hardware platform. Liquid Graphics is the most user facing benefit, but in general all the new functionality meant more code which means less available space out of the box. This is an area we are placing significant effort on improving in the future BBX platform.
10-26-2011 02:37 PM
knottyrope, hi again!
I'm actually discussing with the teams a better way to report on available memory in the Options screen. I didn't realise the BES screens could also use some investigation. I will take it back to the team.