Here is something I haven't heard about yet...

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Incredible' started by adrynalyne, Apr 26, 2010.

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    For those who have the Incredible already...

    Is the full amount of ram available? Did HTC ship the fixed kernel?

    If you don't know, what kernel is being show in about phone?
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    Thanks to hedney3 finding the screencap for me


    http://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/articleimage/Phil%20Nickinson/2010/04/Incredible%20screens/thumb_tall_verizon-htc-incredible-screen-39.png


    Not awe inspiring....the .29 kernel does NOT have the highmem fixes. Might be a beware to folks who are on the fence on when to buy this. I'd wait, unless they backported the highmem fixes, which I kind of doubt. I really wish that someone with an Incredible in hand could check for me.
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    Nexus had/has this same issue....
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    With one big difference:

    The N1 is rooted, and can have the fix already.
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    so how much ram does it have?
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    Usable? A bit more than the Droid. Not much more than half of the ram capacity, I don't think.
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    it's still 512 or whatever they advertise, right?
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    Sure. But if its not accessible...
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    wtf does that mean? how much will it really have?
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    ...really?

    It means exactly as a I said. While the hardware may indeed be 512mb of ram, the OS cannot address (use and/or see) all of it until the fixed kernel is in place.

    Ever used Linux some years ago when you had to pass highmem switches to the kernel while booting to see more than 64mb of ram?
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    ok, so how much will really be usable?
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    I've already answered this to the best of my ability (check the past posts). Until someone with an Incredible actually steps in and confirms, all I can go on is what I know thus far.
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    When I had a Nexus One, I had around 190ish MB free RAM. That was on a completely clean stock phone. You can probably expect the same on the Incredible
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    I had hoped they had fixed this. I want the whole enchilada!
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    Yeah more RAM sounds good on paper, but my Droid is doing just fine with 256 MB.. Besides Android does an awesome job at managing memory on its own (With a little modifying of the minfree file ofcourse :D).

    Also, with the Sense crap on the incredible, who knows when it will get an update.

    ok ok I'm trying to make myself feel better about not having a shot at the Incredible
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    Yeah...that concerns me too(turnaround for updates).
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    when root access is found i'm sure somebody will have a fixed kernel in no time. i don't plan on running customs roms, but i'll hack it for wifi tether and more ram.
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    free ram meaning?
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    Meaning whatever was left for apps. The OS takes a big chunk though I'm not exactly sure how much.
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    i dont care about numbers honestly. it runs smooth as butter and thats what matters.

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