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Old December 15th, 2011, 06:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all.

I have a question about task killers.

I recently updated my Incredible S to 2.3.5, and I've noticed that Android have introduced there own Task Manager/App killer.
Now, I've always thought that Android phones didn't need task killers because they run on the Linux system which stores apps in the memory when not in use, so when you start them up they boot quicker and use less memory, thus saving battery. I've heard people quoting things like 'If Android wanted you to use a task killer, they would have put one on the phone as stock'. Well, now it's on there as an uninstallable app. Does this mean that task killers are now good to use, rather than bad?

If anyone is in the know with this, or has any ideas, i'd like to hear from you.

Thanks very much!

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Old December 15th, 2011, 08:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not really a task killer as it is a task manager. It gives you the ability to stop an app or service (Actually Android always gave you that option, not they've just made it easier to get to). You should only be stopping tasks if they are problematic and even then it's not really good for your phone.
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OK, thank you. I guess you mean it's like the 'running services' section of settings where you can force close problematic apps.

I just got confused because it gives you the option to 'kill all' which in past experience can lead to all sorts of problems!

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