who uses task killers?

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This topic has been discussed at length several times. I recommend doing a search to read the discussions that have already taken place.
 

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This topic has been discussed at length several times. I recommend doing a search to read the discussions that have already taken place.

Several times? More like every other day.

If were going to discuss it again please post in the proper area. Task killers are apps.
 

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Well I am still new with my Droid but the task killer I'm currently running is working wonders for me.
I currently have "Advanced Task Killer Free" installed and I have it's widget on one of my home screens so I can click it easily and "kill" all the running apps. It has helped my battery life since I've downloaded it and it was, of course, free. =P
I call the widget by the name of "Kill Droid". xD
 

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Just make sure to set appropriate ignores on apps that really are needed to run from time to time, like gmail, etc... personally I do not use task killers because I end up micromanaging the program and ends up in battery loss, but use it wisely.
 

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Well I am still new with my Droid but the task killer I'm currently running is working wonders for me.
I currently have "Advanced Task Killer Free" installed and I have it's widget on one of my home screens so I can click it easily and "kill" all the running apps. It has helped my battery life since I've downloaded it and it was, of course, free. =P
I call the widget by the name of "Kill Droid". xD

Sorry. You're simply wrong. Try the following experiment. For a full week continue to do what you're doing. Once a day power cycle your phone. And run your phone until it's below 5% remaining power before recharging.

Then remove the task killer and run for another seven days. Power cycle once a day and recharge when you are at 5% or less for power.

Record the results of your experiment. You'll find either no significant difference or that running without a task killer results in longer battery life.

Try it.
 

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Sorry. You're simply wrong. Try the following experiment. For a full week continue to do what you're doing. Once a day power cycle your phone. And run your phone until it's below 5% remaining power before recharging.

Then remove the task killer and run for another seven days. Power cycle once a day and recharge when you are at 5% or less for power.

Record the results of your experiment. You'll find either no significant difference or that running without a task killer results in longer battery life.

Try it.

@OP: Or you can just trust my word that task killers will hog more battery than their worth.
 

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I dont use it for battery control as much, but I can tell if I have a lot of running apps the phone starts to slow down and I just kill all of my tasks via widget, think of it like a Ctrl Alt Del on Windows
 

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Sorry. You're simply wrong. Try the following experiment. For a full week continue to do what you're doing. Once a day power cycle your phone. And run your phone until it's below 5% remaining power before recharging.

Then remove the task killer and run for another seven days. Power cycle once a day and recharge when you are at 5% or less for power.

Record the results of your experiment. You'll find either no significant difference or that running without a task killer results in longer battery life.

Try it.
There's a reason why scientists rely on the scientific method. You have to have a control group in order to make a meaningful comparison. In this case, running without the task killer is the control.
 

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Sorry. You're simply wrong. Try the following experiment. For a full week continue to do what you're doing. Once a day power cycle your phone. And run your phone until it's below 5% remaining power before recharging.

Then remove the task killer and run for another seven days. Power cycle once a day and recharge when you are at 5% or less for power.

Record the results of your experiment. You'll find either no significant difference or that running without a task killer results in longer battery life.

Try it.
There's a reason why scientists rely on the scientific method. You have to have a control group in order to make a meaningful comparison. In this case, running without the task killer is the control.

Yeah, ain't the scientific method the ****z? Frankly, I despair that it is so little used to resolve questions like this one.
 

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Tough.. I used ATK.. I was reading all these threads.. So i deleted it.. To me my phone seems slower. I am awaiting my warranty replacement and with this one, Im going to start without on and see how it is.

I think it might have been in my head that is was slower.
 
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