1. MrMoto1992's Avatar
    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.
    Converted007 likes this.
    02-19-2014 02:31 PM
  2. philosopherisdog's Avatar
    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.
    02-19-2014 02:35 PM
  3. UJ95x's Avatar
    Chrome is one of the more memory hungry browsers. You can use Opera or Opera mini browsers

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    unopepito06 and MrMoto1992 like this.
    02-19-2014 02:35 PM
  4. unopepito06's Avatar
    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!^^^
    02-20-2014 04:59 AM
  5. MrMoto1992's Avatar
    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.
    02-20-2014 08:06 AM
  6. John Kreese's Avatar
    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.
    02-21-2014 07:25 AM
  7. Converted007's Avatar
    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...
    02-21-2014 09:44 PM
  8. someguy01234's Avatar
    Not a problem with the phone, but the app. Give Naked Browser a try.
    02-21-2014 10:20 PM

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