“activity record object” Android


I was referring to following article to further understand the life cycle of the activity and found phrase “activity record object”

[color=#00BFFF]Quoting article :

When your activity is stashed, an Activity object does not exist, but the activity record object lives on in the OS.The OS can reanimate the activity using the activity record when it needs to.

When onSaveInstanceState(…) is called, the data is saved to the Bundle object.That Bundle object is then stuffed into your activity’s activity record by the OS[/color]

Could any one define exactly what is meant by “activity record object”, and does OS save considerable amount of memory by just killing an activity ?



The author has posted an answer to this question that is already posted in stackoverflow.

stackoverflow.com/questions/1812 … 1#18129703