Could having too many apps slow the Droid?

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    My Droid often sticks/hangs up or just moves slowly. I've download dozens of apps, very few of which are running. Could having too many apps slow the Droid? What's a reasonable number (probably in terms of space not actually the number of apps.,) and where can I see what all the apps are taking in the way of space?
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    Dan
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    thanks for your quick and encouraging reply, but it's discouraging in the sense that I don't know how to avoid the frequent hangups or slowdowns. Any thoughts on that? Or must I just wait and hope that the OTAs will gradually fix that? The camera is especially quirky, but often I just can't move from one screen to another.
    Thanks,
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    A simple thing as 1 bad app can be the cause of the slowdowns. I would list all your apps/widgets you have on your device so people can help you troubleshoot.

    It's a wide open playing field right now as to what is causing your issue.

    edit: I'm going to move thread to general discussions area. It's a better place for this problem.

    Sit tight help is on the way : )
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    Good advice above. Mine started getting laggy and experienced some force closes and it turned out to be an interference between Launcher2 and Swype. I could have Launcher2 running and Swype activated at the same time. Stopped using Launcher2 and presto, no problems.
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    I somtimes experience the same problems. I have about 65-70 apps so far.
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    Yes, it's not the amount of applications loaded onto your phone but the one or two bad ones causing the slooowwwww down....List em...We will help you diagnose.:motdroidhoriz:
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