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Google Music - DownloadManager$ ???

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by GhostRed, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. GhostRed

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    Does anyone know why the Music app (the default Google music app) has two internet-related services that constantly open themselves?

    I know one is called DownloadManager$ which uses the Music "headphones" icon, and the other I can't remember the name of but it uses the normal system green icon, like Market, etc.

    What I don't understand is why an app that doesn't need access to the internet for any reason is constantly, ON IT'S OWN, WITHOUT ME RUNNING MUSIC opening the DownloadManager service.

    I bet I terminate this service 10 times a day, and half the time it opens itself.

    I'm rooted, so I'm wondering if there's an easy way of disabling this service while still using the Music app.
     

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    Seriously? No one knows anything about this? I'm about to simply uninstall Music altogether.
     
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    I'm bumping this until I get a reply.

    There's no way I'm the only one who's noticed this.
     
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    I've noticed it's very agressive in managing music. It also locks down music so only GoogleMusic can use it :(

    That said, having a Service running isn't usually a call for alarm, but you might want to check if it has been using the battery.

    To check how much an app is using the battery:

    (from your phone's home screen) Menu > Settings > About Phone > Battery use

    Usually the apps at the top should be something like:

    - Display/Screen
    - Cell Standby
    - WiFi
    - Phone idle

    *almost* all apps should use less than those unless you are using them heavily. Keyword there is almost.

    hth

    Edit: also I moved the thread to Android Media :)
     

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