To use APP KILLER or not that is the question?

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  1. Vilkus

    Vilkus New Member

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    i read that app killer is makes the droid x buggy but that was the first thing verizon put on my phone for me.
    I have also read that it is better to not have the program because of memory issues.
    I would be interested and grateful for any feedback.
     
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    Yes, use the task killer, set it to rip the floor from under all your apps every 5 minutes, and make sure the settings say "do not pack your information app, just die, and die now" oh, wait, that is what a task killer is...hehe...if you search, you will find a TON of pros and cons...mostly cons, task killers are more for a system without built in management, or a leaky OS, like a BB.
     
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    I wish we had an app to kill the posts for app killer questions :p
     
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    Some things to consider:

    Android has a built in app killer that works behind the scenes. Why would u need another?

    Try NOT using it. Try using it. My conclusion: it causes problems and wastes more than it saves.

    The VZ rep who installed it for you is misinformed.
     
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    Doesnt really make the droid x that buggy, I suppose if you install one of the task killers that can control motoblur it woud.

    Reality is that android just reopens the programs in quick intervals anyways, so it really doesn't matter on the front of performance. Battery life, meh.... I've had both droids for about 2 weeks each and tried it. I talk over 5000 minutes a month so it doesn't really matter what i do, i will have to change batteries 2 to 3 times a day.

    But if you like your applications to close out and start out fresh every time you run them. Its all you home slice. For battery life you are better off with apps like the brightness control widget or the diff stock wireless management widgets like bluetooth, wifi, gps widgets. controlling those work pretty good. Also like that auto airplane mode widget, I already have that phone attached to my face about 4 to 6 hours a day, I give up at night, lol.
     
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    Finally. Any word on the ones regarding temperature and battery life are doing?
     
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    No reason to shut off bluetooth, gps, wifi, background data, sync. Wifi actually uses less power than 3G. Just use your phone and relax. But do stay away from crap apps/devs that use too many resources due to poor design or other evil reasons.
     
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  10. zerosouls

    zerosouls Soulless Droid
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    oh snap dancedroid
     
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    If you're using more than 5000 minutes per month, that's more than 40 hours per week, as you note. You have my sympathy. I hope you're getting well paid for such torture.
     
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    If you're using more than 5000 minutes per month, that's more than 40 hours per week, as you note. You have my sympathy. I hope you're getting well paid for such torture.[/QUOTE]

    I'm the last tier guy if tech support cant get it. I mainly deal with network and hardware, not so much software. So I get to listen to 30 hours of customer complaints, and 10 hours of conference calls on customer complaints, lol. But the droid does alot better than the TP2, I can tell you that for sure.

    Pay..............
    I love my job, lol.

    [/QUOTE]No reason to shut off bluetooth, gps, wifi, background data, sync. Wifi actually uses less power than 3G. Just use your phone and relax. But do stay away from crap apps/devs that use too many resources due to poor design or other evil reasons.[/QUOTE]

    And thats not entirely true either, its all based off of who is using the phone, what wifi network they are connected to, how far they are from the network, and why they are exactly using the network. 3g Can be less batter consuming than wifi, just counts if you are on the "sweet spot" on a sector or not in either radio case. And if you use it heavily, throttling usage can save your battery. If I dont use my jawbone, I can get another hour out of the phone before I have to charge it. If I dont use Wifi at my office, I can get another hour out of my phone because I'm in the sweet spot of the sector, {hehe, by design}, and with assisted and unassisted gps, its also using some battery. rssi for both CDMA/EVDO and WiFi are not really good indicators of signal strength. And the battery usage level indicators in android arent always 100 percent either.
     
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