General Oh Another Thing The HTC Guy And The Verizon Mgr Said ..Advanced Task Killer....

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BetterMost, May 10, 2010.

  1. BetterMost

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    Should be installed and used in the Incredible. In fact the store Mgr said they download it to every Inc they sell in the store before the customer leaves with it. Now I have heard many pros and cons about this app. mostly cons.
     

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  2. jbdan

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    I just ask that everyone who believes in task killers to give their phone a try without one for a week....see how they like it. If it works out great and if not still great. I've been down that road and I firmly believe they are NOT needed at all and can be counter-productive in many cases unless your an "app hog" and have the "common rogue app" go bonkers on you.
     
  3. michaelkahl

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    +1 not needed
     
  4. vzwuser76

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    I tried one out for a few days. I had no problems but figured it was free so I tried it. I ended up removing it as it was more of a battery hog than the apps it was managing. As far as battery life, I turn it on at around 9am and at around 1am it is around 50%. I still ended up ordering the Seido 1750mAh battery cuz it never hurts to have more battery or even a second battery.
     
  5. woop

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    Not needed, and if a manager was going to install apps on MY phone without MY permission, then you better believe I will cause a scene in that store.
     
  6. Brian_83

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    I don't understand why I'd use one. I had it but deleted it. The phone never slows down and programs close on their own. Why should I kill them? My battery life has ended up being pretty good after a few days. I know apps die because Engadget for example will reload from the beginning screen most of the time when I go in to it.
     
  7. htcbwb

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    I agree it is counter-productive, I just uninstalled it... We'll see what happens. I was thinking the same thing when the sales person installed the task manager on my phone, that's my decision to make, not Verizon. They should at least ask.
     
  8. Zozz

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    Task Killing was a necessity during the G1 days and its use is debatable on the Motorola Droid. I've tried it for a while on the Incredible, and I tried it without it, Auto Killers are no longer needed. I would be pissed if anyone was installing shit on my phone before I bought it. **** this guy.
     
  9. DawnGP143

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    Had one on my Eris....decided not to install it on my DInc. Running really well without it and getting pretty good results from my battery.

    Hubby's DInc, had a faulty Holster/Shell combo from Verizon that made the DInc crash to the ground, causing the power button to fail at times. He took the phone down to the Verizon store for replacement and while the woman was "troubleshooting" she told him he NEEDED to have this app called ATK on his phone. Hubby is not the techno geek that I am and said "Sure...whatever" and then called me. I told him he didn't need it, but not to worry, I would take it off tomorrow, as he was heading in to work the midnight shift. Called me at work that evening because his alarm failed to work....ATK killed it. Uninstalled as soon as he got home this morning.
     
  10. htcbwb

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    Screw ATK, the shutting off the alarm got me too!
     
  11. jbdan

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    This is kind of amazing to me that several people while getting their Inc, the vzw employee installs a task killer. It doesn't surprise me that the employee thinks we need a task killer, but to go on and install it!! Blasphemy I say! :cool:
     
  12. seVer

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    yeah, they definitely should NOT be installing ANYTHING unless they get permission first. Having worked in tech support for as long as I have, it disgusts me when I get that person who says "your rep installed it, so you should support it (or troubleshoot, or... or...)" and I have to say, "It's a 3rd party application, we do not have any support. I'm sorry they installed it, but I can help you remove it." Which then turns into it's own big thing, of course, when they ask "what will happen if I don't have it??"
     
  13. BetterMost

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    There must have been some directive from Verizon or HTC to the stores to do this.
     
  14. belash

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    I attended a free workshop/training session Sunday after receiving my phone in the mail. The store manager insisted on putting the task killer on my phone as well. He made the same comment that they put the app on every phone that walks out the door. I will simply uninstall it after reading this thread.
     
  15. howarmat

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    That is total BS, no VZW employee can/will install any software without the customer say so. Quit spreading crap dude
     
  16. JeeperDon

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    ... and neither of those companies developed the OS. I figure if Google thought a different task management system was needed, they would have put one there. Adding that sort of app 'just because' years ago on other phones it was a good idea is nuts.
     
  17. jimmypop

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    If you understand how Android handles multitasking, you'd never use task killer. Having to kill tasks is a holdover from Windows Mobile, and is absolutely not needed on an Android device.
     
  18. Locoman

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    OK, It's not "BS". Got mine at Verizon in Junction City Kansas and the girl who sold it to me and helped me installed it on my phone then told me after she installed it ,without asking me, she installed it and to to use it because it will extend the battery life!!
     
  19. howarmat

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    then you should have said something to her! it YOUR phone. they have no business login on to your market account and downloading stuff for you that you didnt ask for.
     
  20. paimon.soror

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    I think the VZW employees need to take a nice quick online course on the memory management system of a linux based operating system and take their time to understand why there are apps that are "running" according to the task managers and why terminating those apps can do more harm than good.
     
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  21. BaadAndy

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    Wife MOTO Droid kept locking up and we had to keep pulling battery out, so we took the phone to the LexingtonKy. Store and the service rep installed ATK on it. We have not had anymore lock up with it. Now whwhen I picked up my incredible, they never tried to install anything just had me set up phone to gmail and I was on my way.
     
  22. TangledThorns

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    I had it for a few days and uninstalled it after it killed my alarm. Was almost late for work!
     
  23. Locoman

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    Would of Should of! I'm a little more informed now but Verizon store reps do install it so it's not BS! And yes "it my phone".
     
  24. photographx

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    It consumes more battery by constantly running than it saves by killing dormant processes...
     
  25. photographx

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    You should not call BS when you don't know anything, and then go on to BS.
     

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