Hi Android Experts,
I've been happily using my 3+ year old Samsung Gio (GT-S5660, Andriod 2.3.6) without memory issues for a long time, and free internal memory stays around the 20MB mark. However, yesterday I visited a website I had created, which sends audio to the browser in an <audio> tag. (Attached is a (very small) example of the kind of audio tag I'm referring to - the real tag was about 30MB.) My phone immediately gave me a space warning ("Low on space. Internal phone storage is getting low"). I then went into Settings > SD card and phone storage settings, and found my "Internal phone storage" > "Available space" had dropped to about 5MB.
I tried going into the Internet app's Settings, and clearing cache, form data, cookie data, history, and even taking the "Reset to default" option which says "All browser data will be cleared...", but none of these helped.
I also tried going into Settings > Applications > Memory usage, which shows apps in decreasing order of used storage, and tried clearing cache on various ones, including the Internet app, but I've still got less than 6MB free.
Next time a text was sent to me I received a space warning about not having enough space to receive it. Yes, I can get back a small amount of space by deleting texts, but I'm taking about over 14MB here, which seems to have been used when I visited the my webpage (with the huge <audio> tag) via the Internet app.
How do I restore the space that this audio data seems to have consumed?