Newbie here. I'm trying to understand all of this and am having a hard time. I understand having a program open if its one that you use. If its one that you never use it doesn't help you ANY to have it "ready to go". If this were the true reason and the Droid was "smart", I would never find vznavigator open. I would never find dlna open. The software would know ive never opened them and I would never find them open. The fact that the software will terminate any program that isn't in use to free up memory if it needs only makes sense if its a program you use. This in and of itself will use memory and battery no matter how miniscule. Also if this becomes the case every time you want to open an app (eventually it will) you will be closing and opening a program every time you want to open one, rather than just opening one. That makes no sense whatsoever. The only way this works is if the OS only allows programs to be open if there is enough memory to run any given program and allows you to uninstall the bloatware or at least not allow them to open. Otherwise the idea becomes self defeating when you're maxing out memory and storage (which I have no doubt some of you do) and it will become more apparent as the chip degrades and becomes slower over time.