closing applicationsSupport


  1. G0d___Like16

    G0d___Like16 Member

    im just wondering how to close an application? do u need a task killer or just keep pressing back until u see the home screen thanks

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  2. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member

    To completely stop it, you need a task killer.

    Personally, I don't use a task killer. Just press the home button to exit out of an application and let it run in the background until the Android system kills it.
  3. G0d___Like16

    G0d___Like16 Member

    is it better if i use a task killer ? or should i just leave it alone
  4. HustlinDaily

    HustlinDaily Well-Known Member

  5. ardchoille

    ardchoille Well-Known Member

    Use the back button. You don't want to be using a task killer, here's why:

    Activities
    Android apps use activites to preform tasks. For example, if you use a file manager to send a picture via email, the file manager calls the send activity within an email app, passes the file name to it and the email app sends the picture.. not the file manager. This will result in seeing the email app as "running" even though the user didn't actually launch that email app.

    Smaller apps
    Using activites helps developers design smaller apps. A file manager app that contains every bit of code needed to do everything a file manager does would likely be so large that no one would want to install it. Developers know that an android phone more than likely has an email app so there is no need for the developer to include email code in his/her file manager to send a picture when he/she can call an activity in an existing email app to do the job. This results in a smaller file manager app since there is no need to include email code or any other code for an activity that can be done via an app that is already present on the phone. This also alleviates redundant code. When you install an app outside of the android market, also known as sideloading, the file manager app calls the package installer (already present in Android) to install the requested app.

    Running apps vs. cached apps
    The "Manage Applications" list included in many android devices lists running apps as well as cached apps. Cached apps don't use any CPU or battery, they're cached so they will load faster the next time you need them. Killing cached apps results in those apps requiring more time to load the next time they are launched.

    System management
    By default, every android application runs in its own Linux process. Android starts the process when any of the application
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