I bought my Droid Charge the day it was released. My problem(s) started the next day when I started downloading apps. It started running slower and as more apps were downloaded the greater the lag time. I asked in Droid Forums about it and the advice was to move all apps from the SD card to the phone which, I did, but there was no noticeable difference. Eventually, I moved them back to the SD card as I was running into low memory warnings. At the same time I also asked if there was a limit to the amount of apps you could download as long as I still had memory (RAM). I have over 240 apps on the phone and really like the way the phone is set up now except that it runs horribly. Trying to execute a simple phone call can be the hardest thing on the PHONE. I am always killing apps but of course they won't stay off. I have a number of widgets to help me evaluate/control what is going on and simply there are too many apps running in the background and the processor is near full boot unless I use an app to help me get some processes reduced. This obviously, is not the way it should work. So, I have at least a couple of questions.
1) Can someone actually tell from my description what is happening? Remember this started as soon as I started downloading apps and got progressively worse. And then how do I correct it. I truly hope someone does.
2) If I root the phone can I shut off apps that start up with the phone - much like going into system configuration in Windows and unticking programs in the Start Up Menu? I realize there are many other benefits to rooting one's phone but I wanted to get it set up and running right before I did. But now I am thinking if I can shut off apps from starting up automatically that may be my only way of freeing up more memory (I have about 50 MB free most of the time) and also reduce the load on the processor (Unless, someone has an answer to question number 1 which, would then resolve the problem.). After that, and the phone is running good I would then feel free to root the phone and enjoy the benefits from doing so.
I forgot to mention that the phone freezes now quite a bit as well as frequent crashes and random reboots. As well as the battery heating up at times from trying to execute something but can't so is simply being overworked from trying to do so.
Thanks, for any help.
P.S. I am running Go Launcher but have the stock TW launcher as well as Launcher Pro.