If you use a lot of applications on your BlackBerry smartphone, you know that they do use up a good amount of system resources. The addition of the Application Resource Monitor to OS 7.1 helped many people keep their BlackBerry phone running smoothly. The application monitor allows you to keep an eye on apps running in the background which may kill battery life and memory and gives you the option of shutting them down when resources run low.
The latest incarnation of the Application Resource Monitor is version 188.8.131.52 and is available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. Please keep in mind that this is available for BlackBerry phones running OS 7.1 ONLY!!
New Features include:
Fragmented Memory Detection - This new feature will monitor the percentage of flash no longer available for system use due to memory fragmentation. When device memory becomes badly fragmented, it could lead to a degraded user experience. The feature will monitor and automatically take preventative action by default. Options exist to disable detection, change the timing of detection, and to disable automatic recovery.
Low Memory Detection - This new feature will monitory the available free memory on the device. When free memory gets too low, it could lead to a degraded user experience. There are many reasons a device could run low on memory but when this occurs, this new feature will prompt to user to either restart the device or close the offending application that is consuming too much memory. An option exists to disable detection.
Head on over to the BlackBerry Beta Zone and download it now if you're a member and sign up if you're not already. Also, please let us know what you think of the Application Resource Monitor in the comments.