Android :: Dalvik Memory Allocation / How To Change Default Limits?Jun 20, 2010
I am currently considering to develop an application for processing of images captured by the camera of mobile phones using the Android OS. Before I make the decision to go forth, I have done some research and found out there are some complaints regarding the limits of the memory allocated by the Dalvik VM, which seem to be limiting to applications that require manipulation and processing of images. Which limits should i have in mind if i would have to process for example 3 photos taken with the camera, in my process, applying filters, transforms and other types of mathematical operations?I would like to know if it is possible to change the default value of
memory allocated by the Dalvik VM for each application (this default is of 16 MB), in any way, using the Android 1.6 OS. Has anybody looked into this that can help me out please? I have also read in the Android 2.1 compatibility definition document
(available here: http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/source.android.com/pt-PT//compatibility/android-2.1-cdd.pdf )that it is possible to change the allocation of memory by the Dalvik VM from 16 MB to 24 MB or even a bigger amount if it is necessary, but t is not mentioned anywhere how this can be done. If someone has looked into those issues before.