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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by VOL559, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. VOL559

    VOL559 Lurker
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    Just step up to a Inc2 from a Inc1.Had the Advanced Task Killer on the 1 and was fine.I've been told that on the 2 there is no need for this or any other app killer,is this true ? Would like to hear your thoughts.

  2. grvthang

    grvthang Android Enthusiast

    I'm sure there will be varying opinions on this topic, as there usually are, but I haven't installed a task killer on mine since I got it.
  3. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Android Expert

    General consensus is that task killers do more harm then good.
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  4. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut?
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    Especially in gingerbread and higher, atk and other task killers are unable to kill many apps and really provide no benefit to the general operation of your phone.
    That being said, one might find it useful if you have an app that hangs often and you're too lazy to go into your built in process manager to force kill said app.
  5. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert

    I don't have one, neither would I install one.
  6. TheDroidLife

    TheDroidLife Newbie

    everybody has the same argument.. "all the apps i use stay open and it kills my battery".. they think this because when they go back to the app its in the same place they left off so it must be open.( The apps are not running. Android will kill apps on its own when its in need of memory.) or when they do install ATK and open it, wow look at all those apps running on my phone taking battery.. If you really want to know whats running go to settings>applications>running applications any widgets you have you will see these running along with the normal stuff like seetings and google services. and if you see something running in there like market or pandora etc, you can stop it in there.

    I tell my freinds who want to put a task killer on there phone the same thing.. If its not broke dont fix it, if the phone runs good without it why even use it. it takes more memory running a task killer (thats suppose to free memory for you) then not even running one at all.
  7. picord

    picord Well-Known Member

  8. Jman42028

    Jman42028 Well-Known Member

    never had one and never will. I troubleshoot droid phones every single day at work and 90% of the time getting rid of that program fixes the issues. If you want to do something to conserve battery, (even though the inc2 has great battery life) use Juice Defender. IMO, which I guess could be considered a professional opinion since I work on the phones every day, is DONT USE IT. I'm not a programmer by any means so I don't know the total inner workings of android from that perspective, but from what I've read and seen, GB is designed to manage the aps a certain way, and when you add a task killer it totally screws the whole process up.
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  9. grvthang

    grvthang Android Enthusiast

    Great article.
  10. jimmyjamaes

    jimmyjamaes Newbie

    So would it help if I install juice defender?
  11. grvthang

    grvthang Android Enthusiast

    I installed Juice Defender about a month ago (the free one) after reading so much about it. I was very pleasantly surprised; it definitely works for me.
  12. blackepoxy

    blackepoxy Android Expert

    I can't imagine running my phone without JD after using the plus package for about a week!!!
    Scheduling, night mode, and the disable on low battery are a must fire me!!!
    :) ;)
  13. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter

    + (whatever were on)

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