I see it as a good step ahead in terms of the revolution it will bring about in our basic computing at the very least. We all are using octa-core CPUs anyway so why not ample RAM to support it ably ?? Think about this - maybe 8 GB is way too much , we can settle at 6. But if ideas like continuum bear fruit in the near future then who knows , we might need no PC in the future. At least basic tasks like web browsing , editing office documents , reading PDFs and sending mails can be done with both screens. Even gaming might be possible. But if you ask the machine to encode a few videos to H.265 , then that's a bit too far-fetched and not gonna happen right now
dukaki, 02 Dec 2015You assume right now, I never said 3-4 gbs aren't enough for stock. 4gbs aren't enough for 64b... moreMost good 64-bit Android phones come with the standard 3Gb, you must be thinking of low to mid range phones that are hot sellers overseas. S6/N7 users will tell you that they don't have an issue with lag or slow downs or other problems like in past models. Again if Chrome is causing you so many headaches stop using it!, there are alternative browsers out there let the people who like it and have no major issues with it continue to use it. And FF eats up the same amount of ram as Chrome beta does so I'm not going to even bother switching, don't want to since most of my favorite extensions are on Chrome and many of them aren't offered in FF; guess FF never got past its well known memory leaking issues or just barely improved them.
I have Sony Xperia Z3. Amazing phone. My next phone will be Sony Xperia Z? With 8GB ram, 30+ megapixel camera, 5000 mah battery, very powerful and beautiful phone with many features...
Syed, 02 Dec 20158GB RAM is happy news for everyone but they also consider to increase internal memory 2 128 GB... moreyes, we need storage and battery industries keep up with the f development in soc business. we need cheaper higher storage and fast charging high capacity batteries.
developers including Google and Microsoft are really ready for this they are just waiting for enough power. (Android for desktop, windows continnum full) and doesn't know anything about apple as they are always top secret. 3rd party developers are also ready for more power. considering what they are bringing to desktop and mobile
Kapil, 02 Dec 2015Microsoft Continuum could definitely be the future, but it is still not thinkable that phones ... moresim slot in computers !. looks crazy but it is possible. there are some touch laptops with this functionality. also using USB dongle you can use computer like a phone. windows 10 has done but l built-in features to support a sim too.
Omg so many ppl are acting as if their world stop due to this lol..
Guys stop being such crybaby whenever some does great thing in tech..
If you don't like having 8gb ram, don't worry there will be lot of phones with under 4gb, whatsmore due to this lower ram price will be decrease, so be happy and I am sure with Android (every one in world knows how much resources hungry android is) in some 6 yrs we may use all 8gb ram..like if you see 4yrs before we used just 256,then 512mb ram and here we use 4gb ram..
And for those who whine why can't android be like ios, Windows.. You are not going spend more than iPhone, Windows phone for the hardware whatever you get, even high end hardware of Android going to be under iPhone or Windows phone..
a Prophet, 02 Dec 2015oh really? once you`ll have 8gb ram on phone u`ll see how battery goes down with this ram, hav... moreFine, let me adjust that:
Newer SoCs are more efficient, and having more ram can only be good for battery.
AnDas, 02 Dec 2015Can you please stop assuming? My task manager is always open and minimized in the taskbar in c... moreYou assume right now, I never said 3-4 gbs aren't enough for stock. 4gbs aren't enough for 64bit touchwiz. Since you don't have a 64bit 2gb android device I am afraid you don't really know it works. There are numerous theads on XDA stating the obvious ram issues with Nexus 9 and 5X that use 2gb on 64bit SoCs. 3gb is just enough if you don't have many things going on, on stock android with no modifications on ram management (that samsung did with the s6,note5).
I am running Chrome Dev on my computer and it definitely consumes much more ram than firefox with the same extensions. Edge is even better sometimes, but there are no extensions yet so I can't really say it is more efficient.
Chrome using a lot of ram definitely isn't bad, there are many good reasons for it. But what happens if you simply don't have that ram? On linux/windows/osx/whatever your pc has you can rely on swapping/paging/ram compression. On android you don't have those. If you don't have enough memory things start crashing. Chrome on 64bit android is just the icing on the cake really.
WTF 8GB RAM for a smartphone ,what's next 1TB of Storage for a smartphone I bet the galaxy s7 will have 8GB
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2015Newer SoCs are usually more efficient with batteryoh really? once you`ll have 8gb ram on phone u`ll see how battery goes down with this ram, having more ram is very good but battery won`t keep up ! so i need to charge it every sec? i`v got PC for it with bigger screen and always on-charge :P
george-kh, 02 Dec 2015who needs 8 gb of ram in a phone?.BUY A PC!James Bond?
AnDas, 02 Dec 2015I don't know what's wrong with your computer but on my Chromebook (yes some people actually us... moreYes beginning to think something is wrong with computer. Think just buy a new one its 6 years old now but feels like only bought it last year. Time flies.
thats fake. 2015 phones with 810 SoC have 3 gb ram and multitasking works just fine. 8gb is too much for a phone
Honest Realist, 02 Dec 2015Meanwhile in the real world, the performance of the device as a whole.... you guessed it... IS... moreI don't think so.
There was a speed comparison between Z5C and iPhone 6s, I noticed a small difference only.