1. Jmblack6307's Avatar
    Just got my nexus 5 and it has kit kat 4.4.2. Google keyboard is using 75mb!

    Has anyone tried any other keyboards?
    01-09-2014 10:29 AM
  2. aspot72's Avatar
    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.
    01-10-2014 07:12 AM
  3. Jmblack6307's Avatar
    Does it have emoji?

    I even tried the paid swiftkey version and it used more (85mb) than google keyboard.
    01-10-2014 08:53 AM
  4. patruns's Avatar
    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.
    01-10-2014 08:56 AM
  5. Jmblack6307's Avatar
    Wonder why yours is so much lower?

    I don't worry about available memory just battery usage. More memory, more juice used.
    01-10-2014 09:02 AM
  6. patruns's Avatar
    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.
    gdmin likes this.
    01-10-2014 09:13 AM
  7. physioprof's Avatar
    Yeah, this is completely meaningless to the performance or battery life of your phone.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    01-11-2014 08:37 AM
  8. DaveG67's Avatar
    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.
    01-20-2014 01:41 PM

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