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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Dan Davies, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Dan Davies

    Dan Davies Member
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    I just discovered that I have two new apps that I did not load! They are (I believe) from Facebook and are Camera. They have appeared on my phone without my knowledge or permission. Has anyone else encountered this?

    Dan
     



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  2. NJSmoke

    NJSmoke Member

    Its not really an app it is a short cut to the section of facebook app that applies to it. If you try to get rid of the short cut it will get rid of the Facebook app. The alternatives for Facebook, FriendCaster, does the same thing. You might be able to get rid of it by messing with the settings in facebook.

    I think the problem is you can't make a shortcut like that on android with out doing it the way facebook did. They could of made a widget instead but widgets are always running and eating up battery.
     
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  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    I prefer the older Messenger app. It gives push notifications. Its still a problem with the Facebook app.
     
  4. Dan Davies

    Dan Davies Member
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    Thanks for such a clear explanation! Also, I had not known that widgets did that! So the more widgets I have on my home screen, the more battery draw? I suppose that the amount of draw is dependent upon the type of widget?

    Dan
     
  5. NJSmoke

    NJSmoke Member

    I was wrong about Friendcaster it only adds a messenger short cut if you ask for it so that is an option. Yea widgets and extra screens does use some of your juice, at least that is true with my old Ginger Bread Droid 2. I am not sure if that is true with ICS Nexus.

    I read this from lifehacker and Droid-life but that was a long time ago and I am not sure how much of a difference that will make.
    One of the worst battery killers though are task killers and bright wall papers. And if you look up facebook app running in back ground you might find some forums stating that Facebook app is a resource hog. Which I haven't seen but I wasn't paying that much attention.

    By the way I strongly sugest that you get FriendCaster or Fast Facebook instead. Or just use your browser to get to facebook. Over 3 million people uploaded it and more then 1.5 million are giving it less then 3 stars, that is pretty bad.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS5mYWNlYm9vay5rYXRhbmEiXQ
     
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