Advanced Tast Killer

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by jmill, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. jmill

    jmill New Member

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    So is this something I should keep or uninstall? Just curious that I read some stuff on it, but don't understand the function of it.
     
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    From what I read, when you select a task to kill it will reset those apps and basically that is more of a power then leaving the app running. Anyone please correct me if I am wrong.
     
  3. Martin030908

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    yup thats part of why theyre not useful - check out martins link to find out more
     
  5. Jedidr0id

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    I'm going to buy the extended battery to prolong my usage, I'm tired of finagling over my settings to save power.
     
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    Yes you have to know what youre killing but not killing a "rouge" application will kill your battery faster. I did not run USA today for more than 2 min after this issue I went back to using a task killer
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    Sent from my Droid X
     
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    Ideally, USA today would fix their crap app. I'd uninstall it.
     
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    Well like loading Flash, at least we have a choice. :)

    I am quite comfortable using a task killer and too anal to let things run that I wont be using again till tomorrow.
     
  9. Johnly

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    Task killers on a Android are placebo. If it makes you warm and fuzzy, rock it. It is your phone. For the rest of us, we know a little better.
     
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    i dont see why it isnt mandatory to have a close button in these programs. like with last FM or the music player, you can only pause and there is no real way to stop it from running. also mobile skype that ive never even touched, social networking that i never use

    why is this stuff running and why cant i stop it??
     
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    The claim that android needs no task management doesn't really stand up to examination. If you follow linux kernel dev work on the lkml mailing list, there is a huge fight over a feature android devs want meged into the main kernel called "suspend blockers". This is one feature android has for power management. The os tries to be smart about power, but application devs can still write code that behaves badly and wastes power. A task killer, used intelligently, can help the user with battery life and phone performance. If you want to learn some gory details, read the lwn.net articles about suspend blockers.
     
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