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  1. jmz768

    jmz768 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Should I use a app killer or not? I see that they seem to be common and highly rated but I've also read posts on other forums saying that they shouldn't be used and Android should be allowed to manage the apps.

    Also, I've installed Advanced Task Killer and while it seems to work well, some apps like Moxier Mail open back up with in seconds of being killed.

    Lastly, last night I used Advanced Task Killer to close all apps, turned the phone off and put it on the charger. This morning I turned on the phone, pulled down the notification bar and saw about 15 programs waiting to be killed.

    Can anybody give a noob an explanation on how Android handles apps, if I should use a app killer and lastly, explain how apps can open on their own.:confused:
     

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  2. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

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    Great question.....I would love an answer also!
     
  3. BORIStheBLADE

    BORIStheBLADE Well-Known Member

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    I installed that Advanced Task Killer on my cliq and I couldn't download from the app store so I erased it.
     
  4. Johnny Cakes

    Johnny Cakes Well-Known Member

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  5. Indiana Camper

    Indiana Camper New Member

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    I'm glad somebody else asked this. Is there no stock way to stop an app?
     
  6. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member

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    Some apps auto start on boot up.

    Even though the apps have "started" that doesn't mean they are "on" Android handles closing apps on its own. Some people swear by task killer others (me) dont use it.

    Android will kill what it needs to to operate. This however can slow the system down. So you could say task killer is helpfull. It can make thing run faster.

    Try searching the forum using "kill apps task killer" or other such keywords. You will find alot more info than I can give.
     
  7. t1jordan

    t1jordan Well-Known Member

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    I dont think so man. I tried everything. The only way is ATK. But I uninstalled mines. IM letting the phone do what it wants. And yes its killing my battery and the phone runs slower. But I have to add I still love the phone.
     
  8. jmz768

    jmz768 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well I can't take this OS anymore and have turned my old Diamond back on. The Moment is going back since Android is obviously not ready for prime time.
     
  9. Teufel Hunden

    Teufel Hunden Active Member

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    @jmz768

    Im sorry we couldn't work things out and it had to end like this. You will always be in our hearts
     
  10. sesso

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    lol
     
  11. DroidPhan

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    Have fun, ill be staying with android!
     
  12. Unimaginative

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    I've been using Advanced Task Manager's auto-end service. It's best to only add things to the list you know can be ended safely as ending some things will cause all sorts of fun. It's really more of a trial and error process figuring it out, but it's definitely rewarding.

    Alternatively you can do it manually via ATM's main list itself.

    As a previous Diamond user I seriously advise you to reconsider. While Android doesn't have a built-in task manager (and note that WinMo didn't either until HTC and other third-parties furnished it with one), Android has the benefits of many different task managers and the ability to use a swap partition. I seriously believe it's superior to WinMo in multi-tasking in every way. I found my Diamond exceptionally laggy and frustrating (though damn that phone looked good), hence my conversion.
     

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