Advance App Killer, not needed?

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  1. NastyNate08
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    As far as this Advance App Killer.....
    I thought that the Droid running 2.0.1 automatically does what the App Killer was made to do. is this App needed for droid users?
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    people say it is not needed, but i know i was playing with google sky map and i didnt use my task killer to stop it and i when i went to use my phone about 3 hours later it had drained 30% of my battery.... i looked at my battery usage and sure enough sky map had used 85% of it.

    i use it and like it, dont have any problem with it at all.
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    I think the argument against using an app killer is that it isn't necessary because the OS is managing memory in such a way that it "requests" applications to close when the memory resources get low.

    But, as a prior post noted, that is a very limited view of the value of an app killer. Like the individual above, I use one regularly to "kill" applications that I know are sucking the life out of my battery. I've had a number of applications (such as Facebook) that like to run in the background and take my battery life away.

    Joel
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    +1 For a good all around post. You said exactly what i would. I do the same thing, while i'm not worried about using the app killer to worry about the memory management, but the battery management.
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    i wish the droid had a way "stock" to just literally close an app.... w/o having to try and force close it...

    oh well i guess that what a task killer is for.
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    That's all the app killer's do, is force close the app. You can do the same thing from the settings screen.
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