Originally Posted by Shadow_Rider
What I would REALLY like to see developed....is an app similar to what WinPatrol is for Windows operating systems. It's a PC software program that allows the user to determine which programs "start up" with the computer when it is rebooted. It does other things...but that's one of it's big functions.
For example....when I reboot my phone...I have apps like "the MP3 Store" that "start up" with the phone. Even though I've never even used the app! There are others...like Reds News, Cowboys, News (sports related)...that I rarely access, like every other week for a few minutes...but they are constantly on, unless I "kill" them with Advanced Task Killer.
Sounds like Task Manager (another app) MAY possibly do what I'm asking...but I'm not sure. Has anyone used Task Manager, and can verify if it will prevent unwanted apps from automatically starting up when the phone is turned on...as well as shut down apps that are not in use?
I have to say I think I have mentioned this before. Quite simply: You can't think of the Android OS to be like Windows. Just because a application has files loaded into memory doesn't mean they are "running" like you think. The files loaded are for faster access to the application when the application is called on. What is used would be memory. If Android needs the memory it will unload the most unused application according to the priority. So with most of the Task Killers out there if they show you the CPU %, you will notice that the apps that are loaded and not being used at 0%, meaning its not "running"....at all. If you look at your battery usage, the application is not listed. Therefore the application is only taking up memory unless the OS needs the memory then it will kill it automatically.
Folks coming from Windows back ground, me included, need to realize this. I have been running my new EVO stock, I get great battery life and never have used a task killer. Its just not needed. I have seen posts about issues with the phone on the forums and most of the time the screen shoots posted my them I see the little ATK guy on there. My first response is UNINSTALL ATK or any other task killer, run without for awhile and watch how your phone improves in performance.