Android Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - v3.03, by Herong Yang
Running Services - Background Processes
This section provides a tutorial example on how to review running services, or background processes, on my Android mini tablet. Those background processes are started automatically and running all the time.
Since Android is a multi-tasking system, let's see what are currently running on my tablet.
Tap on "Settings", "Application Manager", then "Running". I see a long list of items displayed:
Settings 37.0MB Factory Test 1.1MB Software update 4.9MB MTP application 1.4MB com.marvell.powergadget 1.9MB SmartcardService 0.9MB Weather Daemon 3.1MB Google Play service 20.0MB Media 3.3MB Group Play 0.8MB S Voice 3.5MB PageBuddyNoticSvc 0.7MB com.sec.android.app.keyguard 1.2MB com.sec.android.app.FlashBarService 8.8MB Samsung keyboard 8.1MB RAM 425MB used, 408MB free
It seems to me that only background apps are listed here. The running Android system and running foreground apps are not listed and they are using about 328MB, The total RAM used by background apps is about 97MB, and the total RAM used is 425MB. The difference is 328MB.
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