Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th Aug 2014 19:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

Samsung has officially announced its first metal phone in a very long time: the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Normally, Samsung goes all-out in the specs department and puts all the pieces in a plastic case - but the Galaxy Alpha is all about design over specs.

Or, as I like to call it, the Samsung Galaxy Oh Crap.

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RE[3]: Meanwhle, on Amazon...
by WereCatf on Fri 15th Aug 2014 05:24 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Meanwhle, on Amazon..."
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

Is "only" 1GB RAM an issue on Android phones? It seems like that's a lot of memory, and I thought each version of Android has had better memory management than the last.


Personally, I feel it still kind of is. Android L is supposed to bring a lot of improvements in this area, but with KitKat and earlier 1GB just feels slightly too little. With Android L 1GB RAM would/should be enough, so once these cheap phones start shipping with it things should look up.

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RE[4]: Meanwhle, on Amazon...
by Ithamar on Fri 15th Aug 2014 06:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Meanwhle, on Amazon..."
Ithamar Member since:
2006-03-20

I do not want to burst your bubble, but the same promises were made for KitKat (4.4) too, and see how well that worked out (besides being able to get it to _somewhat_ run on 512MB devices).....

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