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Does the number of apps you have installed really matter? Do you lose performance with more apps?
 
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I'm just asking for opinions... You can just say what you think. All those looking at this but not voting. ;)
 

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I have noticed that if you have a lot of Apps, my x gets a little slow.. but that is my opinion

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Some time ago I was using the app GPS Status (which has a compass) and it was 90 degress off! I was out in the open, yet North was East. I did the usual battery pull and power off, but nothing seemed to correct it.

I took it to a Verizon store and they said the reason was that I had over 100 applications running at the same time. I suspect that they were looking at the app drawer. They did a factory resent which solved the problem. I'm sure the reset removed an app that wasn't playing nicely with the other apps.
 

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Its not the number of apps per se, it's the available internal memory. I called Verizon once, because the phone was so sluggish I couldn't do anything. The Rep had me check my memory when I told him I only had 30MB available he freaked. I started uninstalling things and we had to do a factory reset to give the phone an attitude adjustment. He stated, not to go below 50MB and for optimal performance to keep at least 100MB available. That I'd when o became a cache and apps2sd zealot. Finally, I had to root my Droid, because there's a lot of apps that will not let you move to the SD card unless you're rooted. I figure if I don't use the widget I should be able to move it. However, developers will not make an app moveable if it has a widget, because a lot of yahoos rate it down in the market, because they don't understand you can't use the widget if u moved the app2sd. The majority of bad reviews I read in the market are do to user error. Sorry, for the long rant!

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Yep, internal memory can play a role but it's definitely a direct effect of the apps on a singular basis. You will indeed, if you haven't already, download an app that will bog your whole system. You need to download apps 1 at a time so it's easy to pinpoint what is causing your system to hesitate. I learned that the hard way.

As far as internal memory is concerned, mine has been great ever since I rooted. Definitely the best thing I've done to gain performance once you combine with a slick ROM like Rubix or Liberty.

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Are you guys talking about internal memory meaning RAM or storage? And does the install location (SD/Internal) change the amount of RAM that is used?
 
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