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Do YOU use a task killer?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by glorify, Dec 7, 2009.

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Do you use a task killer?

  1. Yes

    39 vote(s)
    50.6%
  2. No

    38 vote(s)
    49.4%
  1. glorify

    glorify Active Member
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    I have seen the pros and cons. Question is, how many use one, how many don't?
     

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  2. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice
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    I have also read up on the pros and cons and have tried it w/o a task killer and i've tried it with a task killer.

    For me, it feels like my phone is faster when I do use a task killer on a regular basis but I do NOT keep the task killer open all the time, just when I'm killing tasks.
     
  3. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member
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    I use to use one , but I decided to go without one and now I feel it is not necessary at all. I believe my Magic works better without one too :)
     
  4. I use "Automatic Task Killer" and it seems to work quite well for me. I have it set to kill the selected tasks upon going to standby. When I unlock my phone a popup tells me how much memory was freed up.

    It could be placebo but it works well for me despite how many people poo poo task killers. My battery life is is extremely good considering solid use.
     
  5. Richw350

    Richw350 Active Member
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    I use a task killer, but do not have it active. There is a noticable difference in the snappiness of the phone when I do not use it. There seems to be a slight lag when I do not use it. Once I use it to clear the apps (maybe 2x a day), the phone is much better.
     
  6. PGR

    PGR Well-Known Member
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    A what? :rolleyes:

    Pete
     
  7. aznsmith

    aznsmith Well-Known Member
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    I use the back button to kill the apps once i'm finished with them.
     
  8. Puffy

    Puffy Well-Known Member
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    Jawja!
    I use mine at least once a day.
     
  9. linuxluver

    linuxluver Member
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    I use one when my phone first starts up because I have a lot of apps that want to update their status all at the same time. Perhaps if I left the phone for 5-10 minutes, they'd all get caught up and it would behave normally, but usually I kill everything and do what I want to do....and they follow on when I've gone to get my breakfast or have a shower.

    I turn my phone off at night. Last thing i want is to be woken up.
     
  10. ItsDon

    ItsDon Well-Known Member
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    Me too. No task killer installed or needed.
     
  11. romeosidvicious

    romeosidvicious Well-Known Member
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    Nope; not needed and bad for a Linux based OS!
     
  12. flammenwurfer

    flammenwurfer Well-Known Member
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    How is it bad for a Linux based OS?
     
  13. romeosidvicious

    romeosidvicious Well-Known Member
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    Not to hijack the thread...
    I'll be brief...

    I over stated the case in my haste. It can be bad for the performance of Linux based smartphones for reasons explained in other posts. If you need links PM me ;)

    I now return you to your regular thread...
     
  14. Cess

    Cess Member
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    I use task manager
     
  15. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Well-Known Member
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    Yes, but very, very sparingly... mostly to see if a new app unloads properly when closed, and a few times to close out an app that's behaving badly. Not for program management... :)
     
  16. glorify

    glorify Active Member
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    I can't believe this is so evenly split.
     
  17. bmar29

    bmar29 Well-Known Member
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    you dont need one with linux! it automatically pauses applications when theyre not in use. they dont take up any memory. If anything, the task killer will slow it down more
     
  18. doublebullout

    doublebullout Well-Known Member
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    I don't use one either, but this is a perfectly valid and smart way to use one. If you're a real app hound, a task killer could be a good tool to have for evaluating apps to see if they behave properly.
     
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