request max heapsize?

by Tomasz » Sun, 15 May 2011 00:31:20 GMT

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 Hi guys,

Is there a way for an application to request a larger than normal
maximum heap size? I have an application which needs around 100mb RAM
(and this is with lots of tricks to decrease memory usage).

Newer phones with 500mb+ should have no problem coping with this. Any
advice is very much appreciated.



Re: request max heapsize?

by Tomasz » Sun, 15 May 2011 00:59:58 GMT

 I have found some references to a manifest file attribute,
However if I try and use this I get the following error on
error: No resource identifier found for attribute 'largeheap' in
package 'android'


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Re: Re: request max heapsize?

by Harri Smæ°“tt » Sun, 15 May 2011 01:51:29 GMT


android:largeHeap="true" is mentioned here; #getLargeMemoryClass%28%29

It's API level 11 method, could it be so that this attribute is too?



Re: Re: request max heapsize?

by Dianne Hackborn » Sun, 15 May 2011 02:27:03 GMT

 Yes this was introduced in 3.0.

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