Skype always running

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Incredible' started by BLK, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. BLK

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    I uninstalled Skype since I never use it. I go to Running Services and its still running. I close it and then check later and its always back there running. WTH is up with that?
     
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    It's what your phone uses when it makes calls or texts. That's how it is for me, and I never once opened the Skype app...
     
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    Hmm ok. I did not know that. So just leave it running then?

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    yeah just leave it running.
     
  5. Grimster

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    Uneducated people here have no idea what they are talking about. Skype is NOT used by your phone to make calls or txt messages. You dont need Skype unless you want to talk to other people that are on Skype. Its just another IM chat app which almost nobody uses. The reason why it starts automatically is because its part of Verizons bloatware which can not be removed even if you dont want or use it.
     
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    It's not a problem to leave it running even if you don't use it.
     
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    I don't think its an IM chat I think you mean VoIP. It uses an internet connection to make the "call" if you want to call it that and is free ONLY if the other person is using Skype as well.

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    Yes it is a problem because it uses up system memory (RAM). Leaving the app running in system memory only slows the phone down when it gets low on RAM. This is why Verizon bloatware really really sucks. It bogs down the phone.
     
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    This is not an entirely accurate statement. Android balances memory by shifting resources to apps that need it from apps that don't. Skype, if not being used, falls into the category of an app that doesn't need it. Please do not criticize others on this forum unless you have all of the correct answers.
    Bloatware may be there, yes, but it does not "bog down the phone" because of the way Android is designed to shift resources efficiently. For this reason task killers are unnecessary and in fact, in many people's opinions, detrimental to system performance.
     
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    My phone is rooted and all bloatware/unwanted apps removed. Skype is nice on my laptop for video conferencing but I've got Friends and Family Service and unlimited texts so Skype is practically useless for me on my Incredible.

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    It is required to have an education in how computer actually work to understand what I am saying. When android reallocates memory to other apps this process takes time and CPU cycles which is why your phone slows down when you have all the bloatware running in system memory. I always find it funny when people state what you have stated. They think the reallocation of memory happens like magic instantly. They think this because they have no idea how android or linux in general actually operates. As I said before, the memory reallocation process does NOT happen instantly like "magic". It takes time and CPU cycles and this time is what you feel as the phone slowing down when system memory is full of bloatware.
     
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    I do have a very good understanding of how computers work and do not appreciate the tone of your comments on the forum thus far. Please cut back on the acerbic nature of your statements.
     
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