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    Default Google keyboard using tons of memory....

    Just got my nexus 5 and it has kit kat 4.4.2. Google keyboard is using 75mb!

    Has anyone tried any other keyboards?
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    Default Re: Google keyboard using tons of memory....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jmblack6307 View Post
    Just got my nexus 5 and it has kit kat 4.4.2. Google keyboard is using 75mb!

    Has anyone tried any other keyboards?
    use AOSP keyboard. its the same except swipe (i think). But has only 14MB instead of 60+MB compare to Google keyboard.
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    Default Re: Google keyboard using tons of memory....

    Does it have emoji?

    I even tried the paid swiftkey version and it used more (85mb) than google keyboard.
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    Default Re: Google keyboard using tons of memory....

    I'm using the stock keyboard and it is showing 22.47MB at the moment. Android uses memory efficiently and will shut down/suppress non essential apps if something needs more available memory. I wouldn't be too concerned.
    Pat

    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
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    Default Re: Google keyboard using tons of memory....

    Wonder why yours is so much lower?

    I don't worry about available memory just battery usage. More memory, more juice used.
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    Default Re: Google keyboard using tons of memory....

    More memory, more juice used.
    Not really. More juice used if it is actively doing something. Otherwise, it is just sitting in the background waiting until it is summoned.
    Pat

    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
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    Default Re: Google keyboard using tons of memory....

    Yeah, this is completely meaningless to the performance or battery life of your phone.

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    Default Re: Google keyboard using tons of memory....

    It's probably all the things that Google Keyboard comes with, such as text to speech, personal dictionary, emoji, etc. It can take up as much memory as possible but it's still not affecting the battery. As patruns said, it just lurks in hiding until you summon it from the netherworld. Then you can type your heart out.

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