May 3rd, 2012, 10:04 AM
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device(s): Verizon LG G2
Retired: Galaxy Nexus, OG Droid, TMobile G1
Carrier: Verizon Wireless
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Some of them are Android services that run in the background like Facebook and Twitter to get you notifications. If these apps/services weren't running you wouldn't get notifications until you opened in the application.
Other option is to give this app a try - basically it lets you control which apps launch on startup of your phone. You'd be surprised how many apps start up with the device and this can help control it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bright.startup2
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