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Android M vs Android 5.1 Lollipop Walkthrough: What’s New So Far

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Android 5.1 vs Android M - RAM Manager

Android 5.1 vs Android M - RAM Manager

With Android M there's now a dedicated RAM Manager tool inside of the apps menu. This won't really matter for average users, but hardware enthusiasts or developers can use the RAM manager to see what's slowing down a device, what's using the maximum or minimum amount of RAM, and more. These days devices have 3 or even 4GB of RAM, more than enough, but this is one more advanced tool for those who need it.

Head into settings > apps > tap the three dots up top and select Advanced > Memory, and poke around with all the RAM manager information and tools. This will allow us to track down apps that are performing slowly, hogging resources, or even crashing the device and making it unstable. This may, or may not be in the final release.

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  1. Justin

    06/18/2015 at 6:19 pm

    I have been running the 5.1.1 AICP version (based on CM 12) on my Galaxy s5 for about 3weeks. I’m having terrible trouble with GMAPS since install. Hopefully the stock sprint OTA 5.1.1 update will not have the same issue. Its almost unusable. Constantly searching for GPS locations. Even under high accuracy settings. ** I am trying older PRL’s to see if that makes any difference**

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