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Watchdog taskiller alternative

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by stumbleflyx, Dec 21, 2010.

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    Shows runaway background apps cpu usage

    Cabazon Ca. Droid X
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    Hu? I would love to answer your question I just have no clue what it means... :icon_eek:
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    I think the O/P is just explaining what the watchdog application does

    Sent from my Oven by a Gingerbread Cookie :wink:
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    Also tk controversy wd seems a good middle of the raod choice

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    Why do you need an app such as WatchDog or Advance Task Killer when your phone already has those same type of functions built in to it from the OS developers?

    Want to know what is using your battery?...Open Battery Manager and take a look.

    Want to end a "stuck" app that isnt responding?...Open up the Applications Tab under Settings and take a look...find it and Force Close it.

    In the end, the device is coded to work the way Google OS Engineers have designed it to work...and crazy as it might sound...it actually does work!
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    +1 works VERY well! :dancedroid:



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    If I dont need will uninstall

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    Really I don't think I've had much luck with ATK - I don't see how you can run ATK - kill everything, and then without opening anything else, just scrolling around on your home screens; a TON of other apps can be open and running and ready for ATK to kill.

    Can anyone explain?
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    Just because apps are open, doesn't mean they're doing anything.
    http://m.lifehacker.com/5650894/android-task-killers-explained-what-they-do-and-why-you-shouldnt-use-them



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    So when I open up ATK and there is a ton of stuff listed and at the top it says available memory 58M and then I kill almost everything and it says available memory 142M....that means they aren't open????
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    For a minute. Open task killer again a few moments later, theyyyyyy're baaaack!

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    right so how do you fix that problem?
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    By getting out of the "Windows" mentality that you need the most "free memory" possible or something's wrong. Android already manages tasks...the way its supposed to.



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    fair enough but I still want a second opinion. - Wouldn't having more apps open kill your battery?
    also - someone said something about upgrading away from or to moto blur? can't remember...??
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    Thats a pretty damn good second opinion. I'll see if i can get around to the third tonight. Better start spreading the word about those naughty task killers.
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