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levz0r
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:39 pm    Post subject: HUGE memory consumption on Android Reply with quote

Hello all.

I've been using Telmap for a several years already. When I got my first Android phone, the first thing I did was installing Telmap on it Smile
After some time I started to receive strange exceptions messages from almost every application which was running in the background. After investigating some stack traces, it was clear that the phone was running out of data (/data/data) memory. The first thing I did is checking which application(s) consumes the data memory. While most application seem to use around 1MB for data storage, Telmap is using almost 20MB. My device, Samsung Galaxy S, which now has Android 2.3.5 installed, has an allocation of 175MB of memory for data storage.

There must be a way to store all the resource files used by Telmap in another location: the internal memory (which is 2GB here) or the SD-Card (which is 16GB). The /data/data is just too small to handle all these files.

Please look into this issue!
Thanks, Lev.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Lev User Group Member,
Thank you for your question, in a few days we will publish our answer on the issue.
Best regards,
TUG Admin.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, looking forward for your reply.

Do you want me to provide any additional info?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Lev,
We have investigated the data consuming issue by comparing it to our production versions (which are provided to our customers – mobile operators).
In production version the memory consumption is half (10MB), while in Beta version- the one we provide for our user group, its is doubled.
The reason is that this is a generic multi lingual version that includes all graphics available as well as all content providers.
Naturally, such amount of data sources consumes a lot of memory…
Clearly, this is not something that can be changed.

Thanks for encountering us on that matter.
Any other question is welcome!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for investigating the case!
Maybe I misunderstand something but I don't see the point why the production version comes with all those resources. Most users use Telmap in their native language, so why to provide the rest of the resources? If one decides to switch language, in my opinion it will be more efficient to download the needed resources on demand and load them into the application. This will save Android users expensive amount of storage.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In general you are right, but the presale version is for wide spectrum of costumers and languages, so it needs to support all relevant languages.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So be innotive. Give the user the ability to remove the dross that they don't need.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can also store those resources on the internal/external SD-Card instead of the /data partition. This will be way better for Android users which have many applications installed.
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