Running Application Question


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  1. dbu

    dbu Member

    Ok, forgice my noobishness, but I am not sure if I have a problem or not. I have been reading a lot about how some people Droids open up apps spontaneously. I think that may be happening to me. They don't open up on the screen but lets say I kill all the running apps with taskiller or advanced task killer, and then I open up either task manager and bam, there is a whole bunch or crap running without me actually opening anything up. What gives?

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  2. vincentp

    vincentp Well-Known Member

    I think it's normal.. my phone has been doing it since day 1. It's mostly apps like "corporate calendar" and background processes that I don't think are really causing any issues.
  3. dbu

    dbu Member

    I just rebooted my phone and right off the bat here is what's running:

    email
    game on (xbox live app)
    google voice
    settings
    taskiller
    live football scores
    facebook
    voice dialer
    gmail
    alarm clock
    corporate calendar
    digital clock
    messaging
    handcent sms
    advanced task killer

    I know some of these shouldbe running in the background, but to have all this running right after boot up and only having 83MB of available memory right off the bat seems weird.
  4. iamloco724

    iamloco724 Well-Known Member

    thats why i bought the advanced task manager because this and other programs like it can automatically kill certain apps when there inactive for a certain amount of time..you specify how often it kills theses apps lowest is 30 min so you might boot up with everything but if you dont use any of those it will eventually kill them for u
  5. blazingwolf

    blazingwolf Well-Known Member

    All of those make perfect sense to me. They all need to have services running to be able to work correctly. Which ones do you have questions about?
  6. dbu

    dbu Member


    None in particular, just trying to make sure everything is in good running order. BTW, Bwolf, I sen you a private message on PPC Geeks, I was wondering if you had tried Open Home and it was working good?
  7. blazingwolf

    blazingwolf Well-Known Member

    I answered your PM. :)
  8. schmiddj

    schmiddj New Member

    Not to impose on dbu's thread, but I have a follow-up question to this.

    I also see a lot of background processes starting spontaneously in Advanced Task Killer, and I typically have between 30MB and 40MB of memory left open after screwing around with apps for a few minutes (nothing big like google sky or games). Almost none of these background processes show up in the "running services" page in phone settings.

    Does having these processes open necessarily use CPU (and degrade battery life)? Does the amount of phone memory being used indicate how much faster than normal the battery is being drained? I ask this because I feel like I'm having to use Advanced Task Killer to kill everything whenever I lock my phone, as I'm afraid these processes drain the battery while the phone is locked.

    Thanks for anyone's help, and sorry again if I'm hogging your thread, dbu.
  9. jraggio

    jraggio Well-Known Member

    Under settings | applications | running services I see the following:

    avail:18 mb + 48 mb in 8 other 46mb in 3

    I think I've figured it out by looking at the task list and task killer app. I've discerned that the first part is 18 mb free ram with another 48 mb that could be used if some of the 8 running apps were killed.

    Is this correct?

    Also, what is the second part of the line, "other 46 mb in 3" indicating?

    How much ram is free above in total? It's my understanding that the droid has 256 mb of ram to run the OS and apps and that once the OS boots etc. we have about 90 mb to run apps with. Is this correct?

    Thanks,
    John

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