Items tagged with memory leak

Memory leaks continue to give some Android users headaches, especially those privileged to be running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Well, the good news is Google and it's Android team seem to have discovered what's causing the memory leaks and have a fix in place. The bad news? You'll probably have to wait for Android N to benefit from the fix.The memory leak in Marshmallow was brought to attention in November of last year on the Android Issue Tracker forum. At the time, it was noted that the "System UI" appears to just keep growing its footprint. An Android user provided screenshots showing it consuming more than 580MB and averaging 472MB, "which is more or less 4X the usage after a fresh boot."... Read more...
There's a lot to like in Lollipop, the latest major version of Google's open source mobile operating system, though if you installed the Android 5.1 update on your Nexus device last week, you may have cursed the OS's loosey-goosey ways with system RAM. Following the update, several Nexus owners complained of a major memory leak that, in severe cases, would deplete RAM after only a few days of use. Starting with the good news, Google is not only aware of the issue, but has come up with a fix. Unfortunately, there's no timeline for public release, which is the latest update an Android team member provided to frustrated Nexus owners five days ago. Google also neglected to provided any details about... Read more...
If you've ever yelled at your PC, "Holy system resources, Batman! Firefox is chewing through all my memory!," then you may have bigger issues than browser memory leaks (don't worry, we have issues too...). But you're also not alone. Firefox's frustrating tendency to continually grab more memory until you're forced to shut it down and restart has plagued the browser for several generations. Some never see it, many do, and it isn't always because of third-party extensions. Ready for some good news? Mozilla is touting Firefox 7 as being much more lean than Firefox 6. "Firefox 7 uses less memory than Firefox 6 (and 5 and 4): often 20 percent to 30 percent less, and sometimes as much as 50 percent... Read more...