Is 200 apps too many for droid x to handle well?

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    Its my first droid phone and I've downloaded over 200 apps, I haven't tried using all of them at the same time and wasn't planning on it, however I understand that some apps are running in the background or at least notify themselves when to turn on at times.

    Will having this many apps cause my phone to perform badly even if most of them aren't running?

    I'm in the process of determining which duplicate apps I like the best and which to get rid of.

    I'm not planning on keeping this many, but could you if you wanted to?
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    No it shouldn't affect the performance of your phone as the x has plenty of space for apps

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    System Info says it's using all but 59mo out of 477mo of ram, not using any apps except startup apps.

    Should I be using all but 12% of my ram?
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    Android, based on Linux manages it's memory. It knows what last ran (hold down the home key) but it doesn't mean everything you are looking at is running and using up the full amount of space the app takes up when it lays dormant.

    Here is a question back at you: How is your phone performing? If it performs well then I'd say it handles 200 apps just fine. I've had around 150 apps installed on my Droid1 and the only times I go and delete more than one app at a time is when I'm told there is not enough space to install something new. My phone runs fine.

    Don't worry about task killers either: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-applications/65483-task-killers-answer-google-developers.html
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    If you have 200 apps that are big as google earth that might cause problems lol.

    I have about 90 apps downloaded from the market on my phone. But none that I don't use. (Maybe a few) and my phone runs fine. When I try to load all the apps though in some programs it takes a little time to read cause some are large.
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    How did you find 200 apps you actually wanted to download, lol.

    I have a hard time finding 20 decent ones :p
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    + 1 on that!

    I'm a long-time "regular phone" user (my company only sprung for crappy phones and I finally dropped the freebie and got a Droid X) who did have several PDAs in the past (essentially the same thing without a phone or 3G connectivity) and I've never loaded more than about 50 applications over the last 12 years or so.

    I will say I have 57 specifically downloaded apps at the moment though some are duplicates (Dolphin Browser HD, Opera Mini, and Skyfire for example) so I could reduce by 5-10. Some are just demo bits I don't really use (Touch Test, Screen Test, etc. which are just for a quick check of the phone's abilities).

    While *I* can't see the need for and constant use of 200+ apps, I can see why one might at least download them and use them as they see fit. To that end, I doubt the OS has a problem with keeping track of or using all 200 of them. Some may conflict with each other AND scrolling through them might take forever and there's not that much space on the entire set of home screens for all of them but to each his own!

    Sure would like to see a list of all 200 though!
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    Yeah, just because it says that much RAM is used, doesn't mean its a bad thing. Android kills off older apps in memory when it gets full, just so when those "saved" apps are brought up, they're already "open" so its faster. you want to worry about what uses up the processor more than the memory.

    That's what will slow down your D1/D2/DX.

    ^^
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    Thankyou

    Thanks everyone for the awesome feedback.
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