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I thought so, I've been using the native task killer that's in my stock since day one, along with tweeked smart actions, 3g only and with medium use can go 16 hrs or better. I have no battery life issues and am very pleased with it. IMO I had to constantly swap kernels around on my Og droid1 to even come remotely close to this. I'm happy with my Razrs battery life.
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If an app is sitting in memory, it's not necessarily taking up any resources/battery. If you kill such an app and it starts back up, though, you're definitely using up processor and battery resources. It's best to let sleeping apps lie.
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Thanks ddfuji. Might you answer another question?
I want to connect ny xoom via bluetooth my unlimited data Razr. When I had a Dorid X, I had to put the phone in airplane mode. When it was paired and connected, I got a big bluetooth icon. When I tried this with my Razr, it WON'T connect in airplane mode and while it connects to the internet I'm afraid its using the xoom data plan (yes I have one and I thought using the airplane mode was what turned that off). Their is no big bluetooth icon which makes me suspect it's running off the xoom data plan. Any thoughts?
suspends many of the device's signal transmitting functions, except Bluetooth, gps, and WIFI. unless the airplane mode is broken then it should be getting the data from the razr. i dont know anything about the Bluetooth icon cause i rarely use bluetooth. maybe check the forums for others doing this or having this similar situation. or try it on a laptop with Bluetooth maybe.
As for other tasks that do not restart, there is no reason to auto-kill those as Android will do this by itself when needed. Idle tasks sitting in memory are not using resources so having some auto-killing app running in the background to kill apps is wasting resources. The exception to this would be a poorly designed app that starts a service that uses resources without benefit to the user. For example, an app that phones home with your location every 10 minutes for marketing purposes. But in this case, the best solution is to uninstall the app--not to use an auto-killer.
Experiment with and without auto-killing tasks. That's the only way to find out what is best for you. I suggest that the ideal solution is not to auto-kill apps, but to uninstall crap apps that you've installed.
I appreciate all of your help. Before your help i could only get about four hours out of my battery. It is up to like six now. I know it will get better with some use of my smart actions. i have not even tried it yet. I have only been using the stock task manager, I don't know alot about the smart actions. I am going to do some research. Thanks again for your help.