Use of "Task Killer" app on Droid X?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by heart7, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. heart7

    heart7 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Just got a new Droid X
    and I'm new to the forum. Do I need to download the task killer application to manage performance/memory. I have a 32 gig card installed but are applications installed and ran from the resident memory.
     
  2. dylanthecat

    dylanthecat Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Ratings:
    +0
    Nope, no real need to be concerned about killing apps. There are a whole lot of threads about this on the forum.
     
  3. Backnblack

    Backnblack Premium Member
    Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,261
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    453
    Ratings:
    +24
    Current Phone Model:
    iPhone 7+ 256gb
    Apps will be installed to the internal memory until 2.2 comes out for the X.
    And then the dev has to enable the app to be installed to the sdcard.
     
  4. ffej89

    ffej89 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    There will be plenty of people who say to use a task killer and they get much more battery life by doing so...not true. Use your phone and dont worry about the background apps they close themselves when the phone needs more room
     
  5. stryguy

    stryguy Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I also agree, There's no need for a task killer and the task killer will use more battery then it saves.

    Most of the programs I see people trying to kill are items the OS will just reload 5 mins later. It's far better to leave it running then constantly reload it. Then you look on an app like System Panel and it shows half the stuff you're killing is just "cached" and using 0 cpu time anyway. They cache it so if you want to go back to using the app it doesn't have to be reloaded. When the OS decides you need more ram for some other app it just de-caches the oldest cached app and frees it instantly.
     
  6. aminaked

    aminaked Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    2,183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Location:
    California, USA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Note that your 32gb card is like hard drive space on your computer. This is different from RAM. A task killer would clear RAM. Nevertheless, as has been noted, killing tasks is not needed as android already has a built in automated task killer. Just have fun and don't worry about task killers or antivirus.

    Do keep an eye on:

    - what privileges you are granting to apps when you download/install them. I don't install apps that ask for more info/privileges than I think is necessary

    - apps that run on startup needlessly. I'm picky about this. I don't need my music player or notepad, as examples, to run on boot. Widgets also can use up a lot of CPU, RAM, battery.
     
Search tags for this page
droid x app killer
,
droid x task killer app
,
how do you close apps on droid x
,
how to close apps on motorola droid x
,

how to kill apps on droid x

,
how to kill tasks droid x
,
how to kill tasks on droid x
,
kill apps droid x
,

task killer droid x

,
where is task killer on droid x