How well does the droid clean after itself?

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  1. donerico

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    As I imagine is the case with most droid users, I am constantly trying out new applications and uninstalling them. Can this eventually lead to system degradation (like in windows machines) or the uninstall completely removes every single trace of the applications?. I am specially concerned about the more intrusive applications like home replacements.
     
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    I've had no issues with that here....I've installed and uninstalled countless apps and several home replacements....
     
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    I've often wondered this myself. Apps will occasionally leave crud on the sdcard but installing/uninstalling apps doesn't seem to garble up the internal storage, at least not that I've noticed.
     
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    Darn! And I thought maybe someone had come up with a dusting and vacuuming app! :wacko:
     
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    Yeah the only thing I notice is that it leaves empty folders on the SD card.
     
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    Fragmentation is what I believe you are referring to. This is not an issue on the Droid since memory is handled virtually and not physically as on a hard drive connected to your Windows PC. In the PC scenario, when you add/remove software, the disk's free space starts to resemble a big chunk of swiss cheese. The system slows down because the read/write head on the hard drive has to move over multiple areas of the disk to pull the information you are looking for. The more fragmentation, the longer it takes the hard drive to respond, making your computer slower.

    In the Droid, there are no movable parts to the memory/storage process. Software programs are managed within their own virtual machines meaning that they operate separately and independently. Once they are removed from the phone's memory, more virtual space is now free for your next application.

    There are issues such as memory leaks which cause most force close errors, but that's an entirely different issue.
     
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    No, I am not referring to fragmentation. In windows, unistalled applications often leave behind files, directories, registry keys and other modifications, I am wondering if there is something similar happening in the android OS.
     
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    Linux isn't windows. You're fine.
     
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    Mine wipes back to front... weird :icon_eek:
     
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    I agree. I think that windows is designed to bog down. Most people solve it by upgrading the OS or buying a new PC. Either way microsoft wins. Linux doesn't have this evil motive. Apps are restricted from reeking havoc. You delete an app and it is gone, though it may leave data on your sd card.
     
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    hahahahah good one
     
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