Originally Posted by burhanistan
Not just Android, but most any OS. Look at your available RAM in your Windows system info. If you have 4GB installed then chances are Windows will tell you it's only 3.2 or thereabouts.
The reason for that is slightly different. 32-bit versions of Windows can only 'see' and use about that much ram due to limitations of the 32-bit system, once a decent graphics card is installed. On my 64-bit Windows 7, I see and can use all 12GB of my ram. I don't think Android runs into limitations of this sort under 1GB.
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