Originally Posted by Parkettpolitur
I don't own an iPad (yet), but I've read that Atomic crashes a whole lot. Might have something to do with the fact that it doesn't flush pages out of memory like Safari, thus leading to crashes, don't you think?
Anyway, I'm really disappointed at this news. If the iPhone gets an A4 with 256 MB RAM, it will be pretty much obsolete out of the box compared to recent and upcoming android offerings: the A4 is last year's technology (Cortex A8, yawn) and 256 MB RAM just doesn't cut it anymore. If there's anything that truly annoys me about my 3GS it's Safaris constant stupid page-flushing and reloading - I want to have eight tabs open, and I mean OPEN, damn it!
Oh well, still going to upgrade... I have invested way too much money into Apps to be able to justify a switch to Android. That won't stop me from obnoxiously proclaiming my disappointment on a web forum, though
#1 you don't even own an iPad yet. As a developer I can tell you even a pretty resource intensive game only uses 16-32mb RAM, and most of that is video (the iPad shares RAM for video).
#2. You HEARD that atomic crashes a lot and therefore it MUST be running out of RAM. It isn't RAM issues, it is just buggy. But even with the bugs, it is worth it.
Yes it does crash more than safari, but to assume this is because of running out of ram is just absurd. I now have 18 tabs open. No problems. Yet I went to a site with no other tabs open at all and atomic crashed. It seems to crash more often with the ad blocker running. But I have seen no evidence that it is RAM that is causing these crashes. If it were ram, why is it that it will crash with 4 tabs open, then I will re-open these SAME sites, and add 4 more without a crash. So it wasn't RAM that caused the first crash. Atomic has been buggy, and prone to crashing, but the latest version is much better than it used to be. I am the first to admit it is pretty darn buggy though.
#3. You conveniently ignore the fact that jail broken iPhones have no problems running 20 apps at a time without running out of RAM. Websites are quite small, generally WAY less than 2MB each.
You can use http://analyze.websiteoptimization.c...vices/analyze/
to check the size of any website you want. Nytimes.com comes in at 411KB by the way. Things like flash are what use the most RAM on desktops, and obviously that is not much of an issue on the iPad
You can try Atomic for yourself on your iPhone. The app is a universal app, so when you get an iPad you will already own it. I think you will be quite pleased with it.