droid coming soon, another question..

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  1. hashsi99

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    do I have to close programs when not in use? I've heard there is no "close" option in most apps. How do you "kill" the apps?

    I heard task killers are very problematic, and shouldn't be installed. Does the OS have a "stock" task killer?

    Any insight is appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    You do not need a task killer, the os can handle it .
     
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    you can go to menu--settings--applications--manage applications and kill some from there.
     
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    Don't worry about it. But if it makes you feel better or if you have OCD for it, Advanced Task Manager has a nice little widget for it. The phone's OS won't waste power on apps that aren't running in the foreground (apps you're using right then.)
     
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    the problem with task killer is it will kill anything that you have set to sync like weather and such so keep an eye on that. there is a HHUUUUGGEEE thread on task killers, read it and decide for yourself. I dont have nor need one and phone works great.
     
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    I use Advanced Task Manager. Very simple to set up to leave those apps you select running and kill the rest.

    May or may not be helping battery use but I get pretty solid life out of mine.
     
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    They're problematic if you don't know what you're doing with them. They shouldn't be needed unless you have a problem app in which case you should really be addressing the issue rather than the symptom, IMO. I suspect that there are a lot of people coming from other platforms (particular the Blackberry) that are assuming that Android works the same way that the BB does.