How's your suspended apps behaving?

RadeonHD

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Hey guys,

Last week I was measuring battery performance. (Excellent, just excellent.)

Now, I'm measuring actual performance. I swapped the 6 GB to the 8 GB just for that extra oomph, but I'm not really impressed.

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I usually have these apps suspended in memory. Facebook. Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Android Central, Gmail, Messages, Twitter, Camera and the Web Browser. All my daily needs. Hovers between 3 - 3.4 GB RAM left.

After some time I noticed apps way in the back still have to refresh. The app flashes white, then takes a second to "reload." That usually happens once it's kicked out of memory. With 8 GB of RAM I should have 10x as many open before stuff starts getting kicked.

Has anyone else noticed this? It's just a minor annoyance. I'm hoping it's just a bug because if it's not, that kinda sucks. Kinda makes the whole "8 GB RAM" thing lose its' appeal.

I've had the phone less than 2 weeks. It was setup as new. I have since at least rebooted once or twice and cleared the Cache partition.

I just want to narrow it down to a bug in the system, or just me.
 

Richard Stewart79

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There was a YouTube video from a well known tech viewer a few weeks back that tested both the 6gb vs 8gb. Both versions only could hold open same number of apps b4 closing them out.
 

RadeonHD

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It seems the threshold is really low. Maybe a software update can better manage because it's not like I'm running anything crazy, just your normal day to day.

Gmail and a few other apps reloaded even though I had 2.9 GB of RAM available.
 

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I've honestly noticed the same with my 512. I play that Wordscapes game, which sin't even intensive, and it reload constantly. I guess part of that could be that I never told Android NOT to make it go to sleep and it may be doing just that.
 

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I've not looked ultra carefully at my open apps but I can say I've not noticed them reloading on my Note 9 512Gb version.

Mayne the apps I leave open aren't the same so behave differently.

My phone occasionally chooses to put certain ones to sleep.

I opt not to set preferences to override anything.
 

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