Help with Android 2.1Support


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  1. Baylro1970

    Baylro1970 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just purchased a Samsung Vibrant running Android 2.1. I notice that when I go to kill the currently executing tasks there are lots of tasks running that I do not want taking up memory or cpu time. I cannot figure out how to keep those tasks from automatically starting at some random time during the day.

    I would appreciate any help in this matter.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Rick
     

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

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    You might want to read these first:

    http://lifehacker.com/5650894/android-task-killers-explained-what-they-do-and-why-you-shouldnt-use-them

    and ...

    http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/

    Killing tasks should be reserved for misbehaving apps only, not used to manage memory.
     
  3. sitlet

    sitlet Banned

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    You dont need to kill those tasks. Task killers are not needed with android. Unlike Windows, Android will fill its cache full of programs to fully take advantage of the memory. Those programs are not running, just cached for when you want to open them. By killing those apps, you mess up the way android works, and android will just put those back into cache, therefore using more battery then it would if you just leave them alone.
     
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    Baylro1970 Member This Topic's Starter

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    WOW, thanks so much for the information and links, very interesting.

    Rick
     
  5. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    A lot of those tasks are meant to run continuously in the background. If you press Alt+Ctrl+Delete on your PC and open up task manager, you will see a long list of task. Trying to shut down all of them will result in a crash.

    Do a bit of trial of error and see which tasks pop up again after you have killed it. Those are the ones you do not want to kill.
     

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