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Do You Use A Task Killer?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kstuffer, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. kstuffer

    kstuffer Well-Known Member
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    this is my first smartphone of this caliber and i'm not sure how i should be using task killers/or even if i should use them at all.

    i've developed a habit of killing apps kinda often.

    how often do you kill apps?
    is the purpose of killing apps to save battery and resources?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member
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    Get out of the habit and spend time enjoying your phone instead.

    Read this to see how Android handles memory management.
    Android Developers Blog: Multitasking the Android Way

    This isn't winmo we are talking about here.
     
  3. Steven58

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    I did. It made the X unstable, so I stopped.
     
  4. Mythnyr

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    Ditto! :)
     
  5. jdk33

    jdk33 Well-Known Member
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    task killers are bad mmmkay
     
  6. Garrett67

    Garrett67 Well-Known Member
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    No, the phone will do all of it on it's own
     
  7. darekd

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    I have it on my phone but I'm not using it in to close applications automatically. Just occasionally to kill particular app.
     
  8. ejchis

    ejchis Well-Known Member
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    Have been using my phone for almost two months, and I see absolutely zero reason to install a task killer. I'm not about to fix something that isn't broken.
     
  9. Deathshead

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    same here, there is no need, the phone runs great no matter what I throw at it.
     
  10. xdroid

    xdroid Well-Known Member
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    I keep one installed just in case one of my apps turns into a zombie. I also changed its icon into a picture of a shotgun.
     
  11. quietguy

    quietguy Active Member
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    I dont have it installed, and was wondering if I need one.
     
  12. rossmathis

    rossmathis Well-Known Member
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    Yeah. I use task killer to kill my two other task killers. :)
     
  13. arcturussage

    arcturussage Well-Known Member
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    This is my first android phone and I haven't bothered with an app killer. I haven't seen a reason to. Most apps seem to have a way to close it and my battery life is great so far
     
  14. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Well-Known Member
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    Nope I have never used a task killer on all four of the Android phones that I have owned.
     
  15. Stealthman

    Stealthman Well-Known Member
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    My battery life was horrible until I installed ATK now it is much better and the phone runs fine
     
  16. ahl91

    ahl91 Member
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    Guys, please at least take a glance at the links posted above. Here's another one that summarizes it quite well: FAQ: Why You Shouldn
     

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