Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 23:43 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless There's an article making the rounds right now about how applications on iOS crash more often than applications on Android. I'm not going to detail the entire methodology - the article itself does so - but it does raise an interesting talking point about how both mobile operating systems handle application crashes and updates.
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low memory
by vtolkov on Sat 4th Feb 2012 01:57 UTC
vtolkov
Member since:
2006-07-26

Most of crashes on my iPad are low-memory condition.

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RE: low memory
by Morty on Sat 4th Feb 2012 08:42 in reply to "low memory"
Morty Member since:
2005-07-06

Most of crashes on my iPad are low-memory condition.

So on a devices essentially without multitasking and fixed amount of RAM you get crashes caused by low-memory, that’s rather brilliant.

You confirm the bad applications on iOS part at least, since it can only be applications with memory leaks or broken application designs requiring more than the existing memory.

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RE: low memory
by bnolsen on Sat 4th Feb 2012 14:30 in reply to "low memory"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

on android out of memory the application locks up and continue to hog the resources. a dialog pops up asking what to do with the app. When I see one of those i have to reboot the whole system otherwise that app will freeze up again in short order if I just relaunch it.

Edited 2012-02-04 14:31 UTC

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RE[2]: low memory
by JAlexoid on Sat 4th Feb 2012 17:56 in reply to "RE: low memory"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

You do realize that it essentially sends a kill -9 to the process when you press force close?

And I suggest you remove the "Advanced" Task Killer to remove the problem of memory hogs.

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RE[2]: low memory
by senshikaze on Tue 7th Feb 2012 21:50 in reply to "RE: low memory"
senshikaze Member since:
2011-03-08

I just setup long press on my back button force closes apps (in the developer settings) works pretty well when apps lock up.

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