Is there an app to Control what app starts up? Like a startup manager?
If it weren't for my phone getting slower day by day I wouldn't care how much memory I have free. I've been seeing a consistent repeatable loss of memory and responsiveness.
I have installed very few apps since my reset this afternoon and I will hold off on installing anything else for a few days to see if the pattern repeats.
From my experience, the only way a task killer is gonna help at all, is if you have a badly written app, or an app designed for a previous android build hogging memory (or leaking it). Then the task killer will obviously speed up your phone. Single that app out and uninstall it, then ditch the task killer or you're gonna drive yourself nuts trying to do what android does by itself automatically.
The app is called:
Startup Auditor by vesperaNovus
Free in the Market. I stopped the corporate calendar, the alarm clock, and several others that I do not use from starting. Simple to use and does what it says it will do.
I did find this:
Home>Menu>Settings>Applications>Running Services>Corporate Calendar is one of the running services that I stopped. But grrrrr.. the Corp Calendar started up on a reboot!!
This did not kill the Corp Calendar from showing up in my running applications in ATK nor ATM but it did seem to slow it down.
I also looked at the Startup Auditor, but was not comfortable with the mixed reviews on an app that must be purchased.
The Market reviews need to be dated and UPDATED when the new version of the product is released. If nothing new has been done to the app, then fine, leave the comments... but when we are talking about a new release it is important
The other day after the factory reset, and subsequent application installations, the task manager showed around 95MB of memory free. It was in the mid 90's...I can't recall the exact number.
Yesterday I noticed I was down to about 84MB free after killing any running apps (minus the alarm clock). Today it's now down to 74MB free.
So far I haven't noticed any responsiveness issues, but that is par for the course. The first time I ever ran the task manager, which was because my phone was dog slow, it reported 48MB of free memory. So I suspect it will take another day or two to reach that point.
The only apps I have installed since the reset are: CalWidget, MyBackup, Vexed & Advanced Task Killer. It's possible that CalWidget has a memory leak since that was also installed before I starting having memory issues. When I start having response issues I will perform another factory reset and only install MyBackup & Advanced Task Killer.
Well, today I was just curious what my memory levels were so I fired up the task manager and saw 68MB free. Oddly enough a few hours later it jumped back up to 91MB free. So, I am convinced that at least part of it was due to a 3rd party application that was eating memory.
I just had the OTA update pushed to me, so I installed it. When it first booted I had about 15 apps listed in the task manager....but it showed 101MB free. So I killed them all and there was no change in the memory allocated. My guess is this is the result of the "Battery life is improved." fix in the 2.01 release. It's hard to say what they did to improve this. It could have been that the OS was not properly freeing resources when an application was killed or they could have somehow improved how non-running processes use memory. I'm guessing it's the latter. That's the only way to explain how I had 15 applications showing up in the task manager after a reboot and not taking up any memory while still being responsive.
So unless my phone starts getting slow again I am going to consider it fixed.