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    Default Chrome is taking so much RAM

    I love this phone, but it seems the 1 gig of RAM has its downfall.

    I have noticed that while I am browsing the web, chrome takes a crazy amount of ram, sometimes kicking off even my home screen, forcing it to redraw when I exit.

    Is there any way to change it so Chrome uses less ram? If not, is there a lightweight browser anyone would recommend? Thanks!

    Sent from my super awesome moto g.
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    Default Re: Chrome is taking so much RAM

    I'm not on a Moto G (I'm still using a GNEX, same RAM), but I'm also getting frustrated with the Chrome mobile browser. Same stuff happens to me, but doesn't seem to be a problem using the original stock browser or Firefox.
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    Default Re: Chrome is taking so much RAM

    Chrome is one of the more memory hungry browsers. You can use Opera or Opera mini browsers

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    Default Re: Chrome is taking so much RAM

    Yeah it's crazy, Kit Kat is now designed to run lighter and faster on lower-end phones, but then they make Chrome the stock browser out-of-the-box, which is such a memory hog that even my Badass Nexus 7 2013 chokes up sometimes. I recommend trying some of the more well-liked (I mean better ) browsers out there and finding something you like, aesthetically and functionally. You've already got one good suggestion!^^^
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    Default Re: Chrome is taking so much RAM

    Quote Originally Posted by unopepito06 View Post
    Yeah it's crazy, Kit Kat is now designed to run lighter and faster on lower-end phones, but then they make Chrome the stock browser out-of-the-box, which is such a memory hog that even my Badass Nexus 7 2013 chokes up sometimes. I recommend trying some of the more well-liked (I mean better ) browsers out there and finding something you like, aesthetically and functionally. You've already got one good suggestion!^^^
    Opera seems to be perfect. I guess the only downside is not being able to sync my bookmarks anymore

    Sent from my super awesome moto g.
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    Default Re: Chrome is taking so much RAM

    I use chrome and have not had any issues. It does have a large memory and cache footprint but I have not had the issues you describe. I wonder, how many apps are you running? It would have to be pretty busy on your device to cause the Home screen to swap lol.
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    Default Chrome is taking so much RAM

    Have the same issues like the topicstarter. I downloaded the dolphin browser, pretty neat and clean and faster too!

    Maybe thats a solution for now...
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    Default Re: Chrome is taking so much RAM

    Not a problem with the phone, but the app. Give Naked Browser a try.

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