What does Cachemate actually do
i know it will clear the cache but is there anything that is noticeable by doing this (speed?). i tried the free one but i didnt really see a significant difference in speed. Is the paid version better aside from more features?
on a side note, not sure if any of you guys have come across this but i used an app called SeePU and it is pretty interesting. It displays an icon oh the notifactaion bar how high you CPU is being used. So if it is full you might want to let your phone rest a second so that you can go through with what ever you're doing and not over tax the CPU. figured i would tells you about it in this thread because i dont know if there is already a thread talking about this. i would rather not be one of those people haha
oh cr@p. i posted this in the wrong forum. if a mod can move this. thanks and sorry guys
- 02-27-2010, 06:21 PM #2
See the front page of AC. This weeks Inside Android has a section all about application cache
in short - cache uses space on /data (same space apps use) and is something that should be regularly maintained.
- 02-28-2010, 09:02 PM #3
I'm not an Android expert. Cache in general is a good thing. The idea is to save time from having to retrieve things used a lot - or in some cases, predicted to be used again soon, in an area that takes less time to get it a second or more times than to get it again from the original place. So clearing cache may not speed things up, and could slightly slow things down (if you clear things that are used repetitively), until the overall cache gets to such a place it reduces available memory, or in fact, like web page caches that never get cleared, the cache become a garbage dump.
So I think the monthly maint article is probably a good place to think about this; if your use of certain apps, or heavy web-usage that are of pages that aren't static, appears to be slowing things down, then maybe more frequently would help. So in general, I'd say keep web page cache cleared more frequently, and check overall cache size at some regular period, or just clear it if things seem slugish.
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