Now, I know that Android manages apps efficiently, and RAM is not a worry. I know I know. I've read that same thread some of you guys have on repeat 100x times when a post like this comes up.
I used to use Launcher2. Now I would use task killer and see like 3-4 random apps that I don't usually use. For example, I use Touiteur, but Twidroid sometimes opens (even though the updates are set at never)... When I actually launch Twidroid, the tweets are from like a month ago. It's not updating, but I see it as an active task.
Then there's crap like Touchdown running in the middle of the night even though I have it push email only at peak hours from 8am-6pm. Voice Dialer ALWAYS opens.
Now it's not that bad. I don't usually kill them.
However, I switched to HelixLauncher today, and maybe this has everything to do with it, but over a page of apps now shows up in my Task Killer. PDAnet (I haven't ever seen this before when I used Launcher2, and I only tethered once in my life... Wavesecure, NBA League Pass, Google Voice... etc etc). I killed as much as I could. 10 minutes later, I see another page of apps open.
First of all:
1) Why do they open anyway for no reason? I'm not worried about the RAM. I'm just wondering why. It's like starting up your computer and just surfing the web, but when you press CTRL+ALT+DEL World of Warcraft shows up even though you never clicked on it (sure you might play it everyday, but its kinda creepy your computer starts it on its own).
2) Does this have anything to do with the launcher? I swear for the past few weeks on Launcher2 and after reading threads about not worrying, I stopped worrying. I would sometimes look at my task killer. Usually just 3-4 extra apps running. Today, after HelixLauncher, it's always like 5-10 extra apps ><