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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DocTauri, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. DocTauri

    DocTauri Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 29, 2009
    So, I loaded ATK onto 2.1 which tells me that more apps are running than the built in proc manager does. So I killed everything except clock. Put the phone to sleep, and came back an hour later to find that Clock, Voice Dialer, MP3 Store, Settings, Shopper, Google Voice, Mail, Messages, chompSMS, and Handcent are all running.

    Now, I have sent/received a few texts, so that'd explain the messages, chomp and handcent (still screwing with figuring out which one I want, but only Chomp is set to notify).

    This is the third time I've done this today, so can confirm it's no accident. I have never used the MP3 app, don't even have any music on the phone, so no idea why that or for that matter, Voice Dialer, Shopper, or Mail are even running. I've never launched any of them.



  2. truelove79

    truelove79 Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Electrical Engineer
    Peoria, IL
    Many Android apps launch on their own to perform services or, well do nothing. Don't worry about it, it doesn't hurt anything. They're most likely using little memory and not using any CPU resources. Android is not Windows. There can be dozens of background apps active. As long as they're not actively using system resources, they won't hurt anything. And there is no performance difference between having 20 MB of free RAM and having 120 MB of free RAM. Again, it's not Windows. Windows seems to run better with more RAM, Android is not like that. As long as there is some free for Android to work with, it's happy. And if memory is getting low, Android will start killing services to free up the memory it needs. If you don't want an app in the background, uninstall it.
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  3. arock

    arock Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2010
    anyone else noticed 2 htc checkin processes running on the phone when you look at your running processes? I doubt its hurting anything, just curious if anyone else has this also.
  4. ilanes

    ilanes New Member

    May 8, 2010
    im not sure i agree with you. as is the case for this guy:


    i notice a VERY significant change in operating speed (ie decreased lag) when i use Advanced Taskiller to kill all the programs / apps that continually auto-launch on my HTC Hero (which i otherwise love, i should note).

    i will try removing advanced taskiller (but i remember this being a problem before i discovered advanced taskiller). so if android 1.5 (which is what im on i think) still fails to run smooth, ill give something like Startup Auditor a shot (which was mentioned on another thread and supposedly can auto-shut-down selected programs that auto-start.)
  5. emunny

    emunny Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2010
    the key is not to use a task killer your phone is supposed to run apps and the close if not used for awhile. Task Killer just messes up your phone so I advise you to uninstall

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