Originally Posted by FinancialWar
Then it shows up as active application in task manager chewing up ram, that's not closing the app.
Chewing up RAM is not a bad thing. The way Android manages your system resources is that if there is unused RAM, Android may actually use that RAM to load an app that you are likely to use in the near future. Android anticipates what apps, tasks and processes you are likely to use in the near future and will load them into RAM. That way, the phone is more responsive when you need to use that app because it is already loaded into RAM. If it is an often used app, Android may just keep it in RAM because it is better than having to unload it and then load it back in later when you need to use it.