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How is the Nexus S performing as regards RAM usage and battery life on the handful of unofficial Kitkat ROMs doing the rounds? Kitkat is built to perform better on devices with 512MB RAM than Jellybean. Wondering if that translates into actual differences in performance and battery life, even on the as-yet-unstable ROMs.
 
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How is the Nexus S performing as regards RAM usage and battery life on the handful of unofficial Kitkat ROMs doing the rounds? Kitkat is built to perform better on devices with 512MB RAM than Jellybean. Wondering if that translates into actual differences in performance and battery life, even on the as-yet-unstable ROMs.
Battery life is pretty close to most jelly beans, it has better ram availability, but is smooth like 4.1 only a bit faster... Some apps still have issues due to the newness of 4.4, but mainly in ART... Most roms are pretty stable for daily use...

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Battery life is pretty close to most jelly beans, it has better ram availability, but is smooth like 4.1 only a bit faster... Some apps still have issues due to the newness of 4.4, but mainly in ART... Most roms are pretty stable for daily use...

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Thanks. So in that case, I shouldn't expect more than the 1.5-2 hours of screen on time I've been getting using JB.
 
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Thanks. So in that case, I shouldn't expect more than the 1.5-2 hours of screen on time I've been getting using JB.
In that case, much better than what you were getting.. Lol... I get around 4hrs screen time with 12-16hrs moderate usage..

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Wow, how do you get so much screen time?
 
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Pixie dust... Lol. I don't have 3g on unless I'm using it, location off unless needed, I keep WiFi off when the phone sleeps, I don't auto sync, screen brightness is usually on lowest settings, I set app permissions to not wake my device, greenify, and use a script package with nodded build.prop...

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Pixie dust... Lol. I don't have 3g on unless I'm using it, location off unless needed, I keep WiFi off when the phone sleeps, I don't auto sync, screen brightness is usually on lowest settings, I set app permissions to not wake my device, greenify, and use a script package with nodded build.prop...
I'll try that and see how long my battery lasts me. Although then I don't know what exactly I'll be doing with the phone at all. Usually I have 2G always on, switching to 3G when I need it, don't use WiFi. Auto-sync is mostly off, brightness lowest indoors, and a few apps greenified. That gives me 2 hours max of screen on time over moderate use for say 8-9 hours.

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