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multi home apps running???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by may2700, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. may2700

    may2700 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    ok so to make a educated decision, i downloaded from the market, home++ and GDE. so technically with default home app, i now have three to choose from. noticed that when press my home button it wants me to decide what home app to use and all three come up.

    my ? is.... does this mean that all 3 are running? is this sucking the life out of my phone? i have heard the whole android moves memory to running apps thing so i am wondering should i remove one of them since i cant remove the default one?

    just wonderin


  2. pwabbit

    pwabbit Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2009
    Download Advance Task Manager and you will be able to see for yourself which apps are running. Note: There are other task managers that do the same thing for you. I just use the ATM.
  3. shademar

    shademar Well-Known Member

    Nov 17, 2009
    grad student
    I only have two, but yes...it seems like both are always running. For the most part this doesn't seem to be an issue. But, remember that widgets you place on any of the homescreens will also be running, seemingly concurrently if you have them on multiple home apps. My understanding is that widgets can also affect battery life and performance, so I've killed those on the non-default home app. I haven't done a robust comparison of performance/battery before and after doing this tho...maybe someone with more in-depth knowledge on the matter knows something?

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