"Multitasking is operating normally according to our custom memory management specifications."
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- Agreed, ordinary background apps must expect to be killed when memory is low, and should save their state for resuming. Even Service Processes need to handle this.
But when multiple user reports indicate that a 1GB device is killing off background apps willy-nilly (regardless of user activity), this impacts user experience (and battery life) even with well-written apps. And when even Service Processes are killed off, that's a sure sign something is badly effed-up.May 17, 2012
- Does anybody know if this affects the One S too?May 17, 2012
- earlier reports suggest that the One S has the same behaviour.May 17, 2012
- I don't often launch 10 different apps every 30 minutes when I'm on my phone. Every 30 minutes is either gmail, facebook, or gplus. All the other apps are about every few hours or at times when my phone is plugged into the power outlet.
And does the DHD or Sensation XE have LTE or ICS? Let see how the multitasking effects the battery life after they update to 4.0.May 17, 2012
- That's your argument?! LOL. Your use-case doesn't represent the whole or the majority. The fact that there's an uproar about this indicates that your use-case is the outlier -- the exception -- not the norm. By asking that inane question about the DHD and SXE, you've not only demonstrated your fallacy, but the correctness of The fact that the DHD and SXE don't have LTE or ICS coupled with Sense 4.0 and great battery life is the point. HTC bastardized ICS in order to prioritize Sense and for what? For it to perform worse in some (maybe, most) use-cases at the expense of saying it has great battery life. The compromises of a non-replaceable battery rear their heads. People who have an HTC One X were duped by sites like the Verge that call it a beautiful device. Beauty, it seems is only skin deep.May 17, 2012
- We are not talking about ten apps, but the inability to keep the browser, Twitter and Pulse running at the same time.
I was testing a Sensation XE, DHD and Galaxy Nexus side by side today. The XE is on ICS and Sense 3.6. The DHD on Gingerbread with Sense 3.0. The XE flushes apps from the memory faster than the DHD, but nothing like the HOX in the video above. The Galaxy Nexus handles multitasking far better than either two.
HTC says: "That said, right now multitasking is operating normally according to our custom memory management specifications which balance core ICS features with a consistent HTC Sense experience."
They acknowledge that they had to modify the way Android 4.0 manages memory to accommodate more RAM. How much does another 512MB cost the manufacturer?
My DHD is 15 months old. I got a new battery for it last week from HTC. User replaceable batteries are worth more than a mm or so thinner.
Thanks. That is the phone I was looking forward too.May 17, 2012