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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mr739238, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. mr739238

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    Every so often I check my memory with Advanced Task Manager and I see certain apps running in the background and my available memory has dropped quite a bit. Now I am using the HTC Incredible so I still have about 127 MB free, however what concerns me the most is why the programs are even launching themselves in the first place.

    I could see some application having to start themselves, like a twitter client or an email client, however one of the programs that seems to be launching itself is the eBay app. I installed the app in case I wanted to view an ebay listing however I never use the program and it still seems to launch itself.

    Is this an example of a poor application design (i.e. ebay app) or is there some other reason these programs are launching themselves? Thank you.
     

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    Seems like an auction app would need to keep itself updated on what's going on with your account.
     
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    Possibly .. but this "option" should be something clearly listed in the user preferences and not something enabled by default.
     

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