05-21-2012 04:24 AM
05-21-2012 09:51 AM
A couple clarifying points to hopefully help things along as well.
Norton One is definitely a great option. Another is Norton 360 Everywhere. Either one would entitle you to a copy of NMS.
As to RAM usage, you're right that the reason why you see Google Play associated with NMS is the In App billing. That should go away if/when you upgrade to NMS from NMS Lite. If you decide instead to go with Norton One/360 Everywhere you won't see Google Play associated with NMS.
RAM usage on an Android device is different than RAM usage on a PC. The assoicated cache with an App/process is going to be with respect to data that resides on internal memory (or external SD card if the app is installed there). An App can exist in the foreground (actively running or open) or background. In either state, the process will make use of some of your RAM. There are two ways that amount is managed. The first is by the App. Some apps will try to limit how much RAM they make use of. The second is by the OS itself. Android is designed to send all non-active apps that have been accessed as a background process in RAM. This is to speed up the process of re-lauching that process when you want it to become active. If it ever looks like the amount of RAM is going to go above what the OS considers reasonable (or there's a spike) the OS will kill that process and free up the RAM. Until you reboot, if the amount of RAM a process is using increases you will usually not see that amount decrease. On a PC this would be cause for alarm. For Android not so much.
Apologies for the lengthy response.
05-21-2012 03:14 PM
05-21-2012 05:30 PM
For NMS, I'd compare the amount of RAM used for NMS - Google Play for the true NMS usage. The differences in usage by Google Play are likely due to internal changes of the Market based on the version of the Google Play Store/Android Market installed. I'd be curious to see any screenshots you'd be willing to share of course.
05-22-2012 08:43 AM - edited 05-22-2012 08:59 AM
Maybe the difference of RAM used by NMS for ginger bread and ICS is because of different software itself. But I just feel the RAM used by NMS in ICS just looks high. Could be normal too..Anyway below are the screenshots for gingerbread 2.3 and ICS 4.0.3.,
The above is for the ICS galaxy s2 phone. ( today when I checked the total RAM decreased...To 30Mb..I didn't do anything..I always thought it normally keeps increasing (the Max I've seen until 48Mb) until I reboot.
The below is of the my gingerbread phone: Normally NMS RAM usage goes Max till 25Mb here...At an average it stays around 15 to 20 Mb.
On another matter altogether, I already have Norton Internet Security 2012 Iin my pc and its expiring in few months time and being a Norton preferred customer I got an offer to upgrade to Norton 360. Other than anti-spyware, storage space and 3 devices license, what could be the extra benefits of 360 compared to NIS? So far I just love NIS and wondering if I should change.
Thanks for the time...
05-22-2012 03:17 PM
The image is a little fuzzy. Is it 10 MB on ICS and 7 MB on GB? For NMS I wouldn't compare the two different values for Google Play as the versions of Google play are different between the two as well as the memory usage for that will also be dependant upon what Apps you have installed/running on each device.
As to the NIS vs. N360 question, you can check out the following thread:
If you go with Norton 360 everywhere you'll get entitlement to NMS as well. Norton One actually allows you to pick between NIS and N360, but has the multiple device entitlement, etc.
05-23-2012 01:31 AM
Yup its 10 and 7. Curiosity has made me started this thread and I did some searching etc regarding Android, now I have at least an idea how android works. I will stick to NIS but I will use Norton One. Hopefully with this, NMS will run independently.
Thanks for all your support and advice.
(Btw, i'm a Norton user for 7 to 8 years, its only since 2009 that i really liked Norton because of its lightness and memory usage, which why i was curious about RAM usage in my phone. Keep up the good work..:)...)
06-04-2012 09:01 PM