Task Killer thoughts

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  1. TechJPC

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    Just wanted to get your opinions and real life experiences with "Advanced Task Killer" or other "Task Killers". My main concern is battery life. I am trying to tweek my D1.

    I have a "System Panel: End All" widget on my Homescreen that I use. I also have "Advanced Task Killer" running. Would removing " Advanced Task Killer" help with battery life?


    I've tried Chevy's roms and when my phone is rebooted it just constantly reboots.
     
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    most all will tell you that task killer is not needed
     
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    Un-needed App....
     
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    Thanks, you think it will help my battery life once uninstalled ?
     
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    i noticed a difference in battery life after getting rid of task killer
     
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    I am betting you will...Andorid starts processes, ATK kills them jsut to have Android start them back up. If left alone Android will manage what needs to run, if memory is getting low Android will stop/kill processes itself as needed.
     
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    Then don't look at a task killer as a solution. They can be a helpful band aid for misbehaving apps that might be eating your battery (if and only if properly used) but that's it.

    Not in and of itself. Start by analyzing your usage. Tackle items that are battery hogs. Don't randomly throw solutions at your problems.
     
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    In my Opinion, Task Killers are Running constantly to Kill other processing. Well the KEY is it's always running, which in essence defeats the purpose of saving battery life... Just my 2.5 cents.
     
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    How can it not help?

    Forgive my ignorance, I'm new here and also new to owning a Droid. But how can turning off your running apps by using Task Killer not help? I'll bring up Taskiller and there might be 10 apps that I did not turn on but will be running so I just turn them off, it's hard for me to see how that does not help save battery life. Can someone explain it to the new guy? thanks!
     
  10. ZeroBarrier

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    Just because they are in memory doesn't mean that they are running, it just means they are being kept in memory; unlike the task killer which will continuously run and run and run.
     
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    This is not a windows/palm/rim device and Android runs things differently. These apps are put in memory by the os so they will be immediately available when you need them. They are not draining the battery because they are not "running" in the sense that programs are running in windows if started. If you close the apps in android, the system will simply restart them or some other app it thinks you may use. If android needs additional memory to run something you've started, it will close one of the unused apps in memory. Delete the task killers and let the android system do it's thing. It's very good at it.
     
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    Alrighty then .. Advanced Task Killer has been uninstalled.

    Thanks everyone dancedroid
     
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