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Support ATK does more harm than good?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by itsmeandroid, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. itsmeandroid

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    I've read a few post about ATK and how the phone may be better off without it. Advance Task Killer was actually the very first app installed on my phone and I only had my phone for about 2 weeks now. For the time being, I thought i was actually doing the right thing by having this app on my phone. Now...I am not so sure anymore after reading about this issue. I just would like more people to chime in on this topic, so I can get a better understanding about the Samsung Epic and task killing apps. I was about to uninstalled this app, but decided to see what all the Samsung Epic users think. Thank you in advance.
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    IMO, you are fine as long as you aren't using it religiously. Use it when something acts up, the rest of the time, once again in my opinion, leave it alone and let android do its thing.
     
  3. iBleedBlackNgold

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    its my understanding that android devices are built and designed to run wthout it & handles the processes on its own. i dont use it, just stock task manager but others sware by it. just because it might show things running don't men they are causing harm or slowing device down. or even draining battery. its preference. folks with more knowledge on the topic can explain it to a point maybe more true as what I said is from others statements I've read on forums. do a search on the topic u will c
     
  4. itsmeandroid

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    Yeah I did do a bit of reseach on this topic, but just wanted to get some insight from the epic users and what you guys are all doing
     
  5. rmingee

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    If your primary concern is battery life, I don't use it or even Juice Defender anymore, I manually control all of my data connections and enable when needed, and I get great battery life (and yes, I do actually use the phone for calls, texts, and data, but when I'm not using it, it uses virtually no battery).

    If your primary concern is how snappy the phone is, I might be interested in what you find out. While for the most part this phone runs well, I have noticed a tendency for it to freeze for 1 or even a few seconds at a time for no apparent reason. I would think if that were related to something using a lot of CPU I would not be getting the battery life I am, so I have my doubts ATK will help, and believe that it's probably just OS issues that will be resolved over time.

    Anyway, just another data point.

    -- robert
     

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