they only bad thing about a task killer i have noticed, that it in itself uses a lot of memory lol
On the other hand, having the RAM nearly full is actually a good thing. From the article I left it says:
"The problem is that Android uses RAM differently than, say, Windows. On Android, having your RAM nearly full is a good thing. It means that when you relaunch an app you've previously opened, the app launches quickly and returns to its previous state. So while Android actually uses RAM efficiently, most users see that their RAM is full and assume that's what's slowing down their phone. In reality, your CPU—which is only used by apps that are actually active—is almost always the bottleneck."
I'll admit, I know what you mean about seeing the RAM almost full. On my Linux systems at home, if I see the memory starting to top off, I think there's some runaway process going on and I need to kill it. But apparently, having the RAM nearly full is part of the Android magic. It allows us to believe that programs launch faster than they really do.
I also installed a widget to monitor my RAM usage. After removing all the bloatware MetroPCS/Huawei put on there, I'm only using about 48 megs. I really get very little slowdown on this phone and the only time I can think of when it lags, is when I'm using the custom keyboard I installed on it. My fiancee and friends are really impressed that this little thing goes as fast as it does.
Quick ? for you Huawei Ascend owners. Has anyone figured out how to turn on "voice" when writing a text message? I know it is possible with android 2.1, but can't figure out how to enable it on this phone, so that I can speak and have the phone write a text message for me. I have downloaded the voice programs needed for other apps, but cant figure out the text messaging. Thanks!
IIRC, you don't even have to be root to install this. Once it was installed, you're off and running and it works pretty well.
couldn t get mine working either,and i reformatted my sd card in the phone ,now i have no alert sound for text messages and only vibrate,anyone know where to fing some help on this,i can only set alert sounf for media ,ie email alerts,thanks
P-38Lightning & MetroPieceofShi
ty both for your help
another question i have is the keyboard while texting or composing an email. well not so much the keyboard but the word prediction function. when i try to spell out common words, i normally have several words to choose from so i don't have to spell out the complete word. this word prediction function seems to be lacking alot of common words. my Samsung freeform had T9 and the word choices were pretty complete.
is there an app or something it needs?
When you use swype... If it doesn't recognize the word you are trying to spell it brings up a bunch from you to choose from and the ability to enter your word into the " swype " memory.
I am sure you know this though.....hope that helps somewhat.
ty for all your suggestions
i tried another keyboard, but for now i'm going to get used to swype. i think it's the way to go.
i downloaded the shout out app. it works very well.
ty again for your help
Btw, how do i set default keyboard to swype?
My phone is set to Android keyboard right now.