DEFINING MEASURES FOR MEMORY EFFICIENCY OF THE SOFTWARE IN MOBILE TERMINALS
Efficient usage of memory is one of the key cost drivers of the software for mobile
terminals. But how to measure, monitor and predict the memory efficiency of the
software? This paper introduces a study and results of an undertaking to define a
measure for memory efficiency of software. Memory efficiency was defined as the
amount of functionality packed per megabyte of memory in the mobile terminal,
where the functionality was seen from the viewpoint of the terminal user. Practical
measurements were done for two different mobile phones.