Yes, That's what I have read on some forums. All of them are having this limitation because they are using 2.1
what about other android phones that have 512 ram and android 2.1 like htc desire. do thay have the same problems?
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2010hope that really help.. i confuse choice wave or galaxy s. if wave, the status also 256 or 5... moreI think Galaxy S is stuck on 256mb ram for now, but WAVE can use 512mb i think, because it is not running android, but Bada.
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2010http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Google-android-Froyo-OpenGL-Multitouch,news-6541.html
http://ww... morehope that really help..
i confuse choice wave or galaxy s.
if wave, the status also 256 or 512?
for now galaxy s status 256 rite?
Anonymous, 19 Jun 2010can u give me the link?http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Google-android-Froyo-OpenGL-Multitouch,news-6541.html
these 2 sites both note that 2.1 cannot use more than ~230mb of RAM. Though not official, it's still something. Hope that helps!
Boy, that would really suck, when is 2.2 coming out? Because in the vids on gsmarena, the galaxy S was so smooooooth
sam song, 18 Jun 2010it will be available to retailers from 20th june onwards in delhi ncrFrom where you get the information that it will be in stores after 20th June in Delhi/NCR
take note: 2.1's max ram is only 256, when we get the 2.2 upgrade, it'll show up 512.
this was already confirmed
kitsune, 18 Jun 2010Actually the phone has 512 MB but the kernel doesn't utilize it all hence the system saing it ... moreAre you sure that 256 problem is only kernel issue and will be fixed with 2.2? How do you know that? Does it mean that all Galaxy S have 256 at the moment?
No 512 Ram , Only Showing 256 , Is this some Dirty Selling tactics by samsung i.e realsing the phone thats not fully
ready for the consumer use.
Im not happy , we should not have to wait for updates, can
this be checked out by gsmarena.
If all stays like this then i have no choice but move on to the iphone 4 which im sure will sell as advertised.
I have recieved the phone , impressed with the display but found its lags when mutliple apps are opened and also dont like to text font in emails,sms,web - there fonts are not smooth but look pixellated .
One major concern which i would like gsm arena to take up or query as its just not me but other users and thats the ram , yes its only showing 256 and thats the reason for the lags , Now are these handsets sold in uk are not the final versions or has there been some software issues from samsung, either way its against consumer law and we need to know if we have been mislead or been sold products not fit for sale in the UK, i Would appreciate if GSMARENA can shed some light or put us to the right
For all the dutch people here.
Go to typhone.nl or smartphoneshop.nl. they all got it in stock, atleast thats what they say
Anonymous, 18 Jun 2010batterylife will be better after you fully charge and decharge it a few times.... should be 24... moreActually the phone has 512 MB but the kernel doesn't utilize it all hence the system saing it only has 256 MB.
A fix for this problem will come in 2.2 :).
??? add numbers on bottom? totals out to 218mb....for RAM. got it from vodafone and it has 8gb only. i do have to close apps often using a task killer...bugger...
Anonymous, 15 Jun 2010For those thinking for buying Samsung galaxy S, jus think twice if u wan the phone upgraded to... moreSorry, but that's nonsense. Only the N1 is guaranteed upgrades because it is "Google phone". Many other HTC phones (e.g. Magic) didn't get upgrades to newer versions of Android or only after waiting very long time (Hero).
Hi. One question.
Is there any possibility to stop running programs.
For example wave, if you go to task manager by holding menu key there u can close programs. Galaxy s shows you the running programs (in task manager) but there is no way to close them. I know there are apps in the market but dont galaxy has its own task manager?
Hi there. This is a super nice phone.
But one thing. During the application downloads
the phone is getting slow.