Android O Developer Preview removes ‘Memory’ option from Settings, app info retains it though

For the people who were either without the internet or sleeping for the past 24 hours straight, say hello to Android O. And FYI, Google yesterday released the developer preview 1 for the Marshmallow successor, Android O, (umm, yea, without a name). If you want it on your Google device, click here.

Though Android O promises better battery life and improved notifications, much hasn’t been revealed about the other upcoming features of Android O. However, the much-hyped Android O Developer Preview has left many confused because of regrouping of the settings under different options.  Reminds you of Nokia days, where every setting was grouped under a common heading.

Anyway, as of now, Google has removed the important MEMORY setting that showed the total and available RAM on your device. You could earlier see both the available RAM and memory usage of all the apps under the option Memory followed by Memory used by apps, but not on Android O, you have to see memory usage individually by heading into App Info screen.

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If you are wondering where the App info screen is, head to the Settings – Apps & notifications followed by App info. You will find all your apps listed there. Tap on any app and scroll down and tap on Memory to view the Memory usage.

Although, Memory screen didn’t make life any easier, but yes, having it there was a good way to know about RAM usage and identify RAM hogging apps right there, under one roof.

6 Comments

  1. I know you can’t answer this, but I wonder what is behind all of this? I mean, if Google manufactured every Android phone, sure these updated would make sense. However they must know that OEM’s cannot and are not keeping up with them. In fact if anything it is causing a lot of discontent and as you most likely know (haha) bricked phones. Come on Google, if you want to produce fancy new delicious updates, then perhaps be more proactive in the rollout process. Not just where the Pixel and Nexus is concerned. And can I say a big THANK YOU to the Android Soul!! You Rock!!!

  2. I know you can’t answer this, but I wonder what is behind all of this? I mean, if Google manufactured every Android phone, sure these updated would make sense. However they must know that OEM’s cannot and are not keeping up with them. In fact if anything it is causing a lot of discontent and as you most likely know (haha) bricked phones. Come on Google, if you want to produce fancy new delicious updates, then perhaps be more proactive in the rollout process. Not just where the Pixel and Nexus is concerned. And can I say a big THANK YOU to the Android Soul!! You Rock!!!

  3. Just FYI.
    If you enable developer mode (tap build number in settings -> system a couple of times)., You’ll find the global memory-settings previously found in the settings.

    1. thank you, it’s there! 🙂

  4. Just FYI.
    If you enable developer mode (tap build number in settings -> system a couple of times)., You’ll find the global memory-settings previously found in the settings.

    1. thank you, it’s there! 🙂

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