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Re: Update failed?
Let me be clear - When you go into "Menu / Settings / Applications / Manage Applications or Storage Use", then click on the "running" tab, you show 100MB free?
Originally Posted by withravenoushunger
That has everything to do with what apps Gingerbread is currently keeping in memory for you and nothing to do with anything you need to worry about.
You can safely ignore that number. Once you start running low on memory, Gingerbread will remove applications from memory as needed to make room for any new apps that need to run. It wants to keep as much in memory as possible so it's instantly available in case you run it again, but you'll never "run out" - Gingerbread just keeps enough free at any given time so you can load a few reasonable-sized apps without it having to page existing ones out of RAM and make you wait. But it wants to hold on to anything you've used recently in case you use it again, so it doesn't have to waste battery power loading it back into RAM.
If that number concerns you, you can get a task killer and start fighting Gingerbread's memory management. But you'll simply be wasting your time, reducing your battery life, negatively affecting your performance, and possibly introducing stability problems as apps are ripped out of memory before they have time to gracefully shut down.
The only time you need to kill an app is when it is truly misbehaving (consuming lots of memory or CPU to the point where it affects overall system performance unnecessarily). And you should only need to kill a misbehaving app ONCE, because the next step is to immediately uninstall it and file a report with the developer.