So after the whole August 18th 2.2 fiasco, I decided to root and upgrade to 2.2 at least until the official release so I can stop getting hyped up for nothing. Ever since doing so, it seems like a lot of apps are running on my phone, and I'm not sure what to do about them. Things like Voice Search, News and Weather, Facebook, Skype, etc, start up and restart immediately after killing them. This never happened for me on 2.1- I'd kill everything, and then everything would pretty much stay dead until I actually did something. Was there some change in 2.2 that makes more apps start up to be "on-demand"? I have News and Weather turned to not sync, Facebook is set to not sync, yet they keep starting up. Anything I can do about it?
Also, I'm not sure if it's related, but my battery life seems to be lower since I upgraded. Even doing a simple internet search and browsing for a few minutes seems to take 3-5% off the battery. I don't remember this happening on stock 2.1- I pretty much never even considered the battery, and could even go 2 days without charging. Could that be related to all these apps starting up?