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Support Apps run automatically on 2.2 for Droid Inc

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by TheSauce, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. TheSauce

    TheSauce New Member
    Thread Starter

    Apr 8, 2010
    My Droid Inc just got the 2.2 update last night. I use Advanced Task Killer quite a bit and one thing I immediately noticed is that a lot of programs keep launching themselves in the background. I never saw this happen with 2.1 other than sometimes when I would wake up in the morning, Gesture Search or CityID might be running. Now, I can go into Advanced Task Killer and kill everything and within 5 minutes I can go back in there and have between 10 and 15 apps running. They always seem to be mostly the same ones. Here are the ones that are currently running:

    - Gesture Search
    - Engadget (This one starts up within about 10 seconds after I kill it)*
    - TiKL - Touch to Talk (Beta)*
    - Layar*
    - Amazon MP3 (this must be something that came with 2.2)
    - Svox Classic
    - Voice Dialer
    - Internet (I use Dolphin)
    - AppBrain App Market*
    - The Weather Channel*
    - Startup Cleaner 2.0*
    - EasyTether*
    - Handcent SMS*

    I uninstalled all the apps on that list with an (*) next to them and then reinstalled them to see if that helped at all. It helped for some of them but I have the following apps still startup after I reboot my phone and let everything finish loading. The ones with an (*) below are ones that the Startup Cleaner 2.0 kills on startup.

    - Startup Cleaner 2.0*
    - Amazon MP3*
    - TiKL - Touch to Talk (Beta)*
    - Handcent SMS*
    - Gesture Search
    - Footprints
    - Facebook*
    - Google Search

    Handcent loads back up in about 15 seconds after it is killed. TiKL loads back up in about 30 seconds. If I wait about 5 minutes after killing everything that is running, I get the following apps running:

    - Gesture Search
    - News
    - Startup Cleaner 2.0
    - Handcent SMS
    - TiKL

    These all load without me doing anything on my phone. None of this happened with 2.1. This is driving me nuts.

    I know that some people in here are against Task Killers but I have all necessary programs on my Ignore list. I also disagree with some peoples thoughts that even though a task killer shows low memory, it doesn't mean you are low on memory. Anytime my phone starts running slow, I can guarantee that Advanced Task Killer will show less than 100MB of available memory. That's how it's been every time my phone has run slow.

    Any thoughts?



  2. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Jun 7, 2010
    2.2 kills the ability of task killers to kill tasks basically. At the very least it cripples them severely. There really is no need for a task killer in the first place and 2.2 makes it very difficult for them to run.
  3. sitlet


    Apr 11, 2010
    Theres no need for a task killer in anything above 2.0. Most apps are automatically chached in the background. Unlike Windows, these are not running, just cached. So by using a task killer to kill them, they are just going to open back up, and use more battery by doing so.
  4. thatguyfromnj

    thatguyfromnj New Member

    Sep 2, 2010
    I guess the point is... in 2.2, why is it necessary for Google to install the Amazon MP3 app? I don't want it. I don't need it. I suppose Amazon paid Google to have them do this. I think it's wrong that they installed it without consent and it's even worse that we are unable to uninstall the app or remove it from the list of running programs without jumping through hoops.

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