Originally Posted by lotus49
There is no reason at all why you should care about this. Android does a good job of managing memory and the amount of memory in use is not something a user ever needs to worry about. There are numerous threads here that explain this.
Apart from anything, how do you think the carrier SMS blocker works?
I would respectfully disagree. Some apps start a service that can be higher priority than many of the apps you use routinely. Android has memory management built in, but that doesn't mean we don't affect performance if we install a lot of programs that load services.
I agree with the point that the 3rd party app may be no different than the built in app in terms of resource use.