October 20th, 2011, 08:33 PM
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Portland, Oregon
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App running capabilities on Droid...
I was wondering if there is a "sweet spot" as far as how much I can run on my Droid. I sometimes waffle between minimalist and hoarding in many areas day to day, including my phone. (I'm not rooted, and this isn't about that anyhow)
(My Droid is running FroYo 2.2.2) I noticed that if I shut down everything other than the small things running (most things under a meg are what's left running), that things are pretty snappy, and if I run too many things, such as Pandora and Facebook together, and then try to use it, it's quite a bit slower. I used to always shut down what I'm not using (no task killer), and not run widgets beyond power control, to help with battery and lag. I have noticed that not having many apps showing on my home screen helps with lag also.
I have now gotten less picky, less worrisome, and much more relaxed in how I use my phone. I charge often (at home when it needs it, in the car, and even in the break room at work during lunch, etc), so I don't worry about that, I rarely get below 80% when I'm not home, and therefore about to go to bed and charge at night anyhow. Now I am running a calendar widget, a countdown widget, and live wallpaper, and don't shut things down often that I'm not using at the time (market, Google+, Email, etc), and things seem the same or possibly even better.
My question is, even though my phone has no moving parts (like a hard drive for example), does running enough things "kick the phone into overdrive", "wake up the processor", etc, and therefore run BETTER than going completely minimal?
Please explain this to me so I can learn and understand more about Android in general as well as smartphones.
Anyhow, I do believe that the DROID is the BEST Android phone out there among the ones that will probably never receive an OTA Gingerbread update!