Reports: new Kindle for Android update doubles memory use
Thanks to Allyson Bright Meyer in the Kindle community for the heads-up on this!
It is being reported that there is a new update for Kindle for Android (188.8.131.525) that is considerably increasing the memory used.
I’m on the road and can’t investigate this much until later today.
My Samsung Captivate has not updated yet…I’m on 184.108.40.206.
If you are having a problem with this, try going to your main menu on your device, going to settings, going to Applications and clearing your cache. You could also try clearing your data, but that would likely remove your books from your device as well.
I’m typing this on my phone …my Fire wouldn’t let me edit the body of the post for some reason.
Let me know if you run into this.
Update: before updating, my memory use was:
That’s on my Samsung Captivate (and it’s not on the SD card)
My Cache is 4.58MB
I don’t use it very much, so I was willing to experiment for you. I’m hoping it doesn’t mess up my other apps, though!
First, I cleared the cache. That did not remove my books from the device (and that’s what I expected would be the case). My notes and marks and last page read were also preserved.
I then had an update available on my phone for Kindle for Android.
Updating took…oh, twenty seconds or so.
It asked me if I wanted to replace the existing application…I said OK.
- Storage (Modify or delete SD card contents)
- Network communication (full internet access)
- Phone calls (read phone state)
- System tools (prevent phone from sleeping, retrieve running applications)
- Support for reading PDF documents
- Phone users: customize your reading experience with new margin and line spacing controls
- Support for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phones
- Several bug fixes
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.