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  1. Matt8296

    Matt8296 Member

    Hi Experts, I'm new to Android. MOTO RAZR is my first... i've been reading about app / task killers and wanted to know what you guys think? im looking to increase my battery life (i already have Juice Defender, mostly to manage my data connection). is the stock "task manager" good enough? if so what are some apps that i should set to the "auto-end list"?

    if you need more info, let me know.
    thanks in advance!!

  2. Grey1001

    Grey1001 Well-Known Member

    app killers don't do much good in the Android O/S, it's sort of built in
  3. HTTR

    HTTR Well-Known Member

    It is a matter of what you prefer and opinions vary on this. I do not use an other task killers, the stock works fine. As far as battery, the smart phone really do use a lot of battery. You can turn the brightness down on the screen, limit 4G usage and use stuff like Juice Defender.

    I have used advanced task killer in the past and it worked fine. (I dont think you need a task killer)

    I take just the opposite approach. I crank up the brightness to 100% (heck it is a nice display and I want to see it), run 4G whenever possible and dont use any battery helpers. With that said, I have a charger at home, work and in the car. I also have an Anker portable charger if needed. (kind of like having a really fast sports car and only driving the speed limit!) I deal with the battery and keep chargers around. I have had several phones and most are battery hogs.

    When the new quad core phones come out, battery life may get a boost.

    Good luck and somewhere in between usually works for most folks.
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  4. Matt8296

    Matt8296 Member

    what about using "SystemPanel App / Task Manager" or "Watchdog"? any thoughts...
  5. HTTR

    HTTR Well-Known Member

    I have not used watch dog. The only real add on that I run is Avast Mobile Security. It is free and has some nice features and scored very well when compared to what is out there. There are some folks that feel that the mobile security is a waste of time (like the task killer).

    I like having it and also like the ability lock, text or locate my phone if stolen or lost, which Avast allows you to do. Probably misplaced piece of mind on my part. :cool:
  6. thedrizl

    thedrizl Well-Known Member

    I use SystemPanel for the occasional app that doesn't shut down on it's own. It's also a handy way to see exactly what is in memory at any given moment. The Pro version has some really nice features.
  7. Matt8296

    Matt8296 Member

    I have Dr.Web light... it hasn't found anything yet, so like you said probably a wast...
  8. HTTR

    HTTR Well-Known Member

    Give Avast a look....
  9. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member

    friends don't let friends use App Killers :)
  10. Matt8296

    Matt8296 Member

    Looks much better then what i have!!! just downloaded it and will give it a try.

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