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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by derrickps3, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. derrickps3

    derrickps3 Android Enthusiast
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    so i am new to android a bit, coming from winmo

    is there a way like on winmo to stop running apps to preserve battery life? like turning off data after browsing the web?

    also what are some tips for using this phone, like maintaining battery life etc...

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  2. Ohgami

    Ohgami Well-Known Member

    I use Advanced Taskiller to kill process I don't want running anymore I also found this great app called Quick Settings which unhides some of the Menus that Sammy Hid or abbreviated. I contacted the creator of Quick Settings and he's supposed to make it even more customizable!!
  3. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Android Expert

    Android has an app for that lol
  4. derrickps3

    derrickps3 Android Enthusiast
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    so do i just search for that app in the market?
  5. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Android Expert

    Yup exactly I remember seeing it on top free android apps(or was is it paid?) list on the official android website if go to android market. The icon was a blue and yellow battery
  6. culo77

    culo77 Well-Known Member

    the three best are,

    Advance task killer (a green android)
    Taskiller (a red android)
    Astro File (samsung gave us a file manager so this is just duplicating some stuff)
  7. derrickps3

    derrickps3 Android Enthusiast
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    cool cause i just downloaded the advance rask killer, it works good, but some apps reopen on its own, wtf, myfaves was listed on the list. -_-
  8. culo77

    culo77 Well-Known Member

    its one of the wonderful quirks of the behold2. random things show up in task killer.

    wait you will see telenav pop up and others you didnt even know you had on the phone.

    because of this i think task killer is my most used app on my phone. i have task killer OCD
  9. yatimameiji

    yatimameiji Android Enthusiast

    I have Advanced Task Killer too and I've gotten the feeling that it may not be that those apps are really running, though some might be if they grab data in the background. Since Android is linux based and is known to grab as much memory as it can for caching purposes, I think Android is simply loading up programs data in the background so that these apps load much faster then from a cold start. I make this guess since I can look into the battery usage with Spare Parts and I dont see that many programs as listed by task killer using the cpu.
  10. Ohgami

    Ohgami Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I will say however that if you use a Home Alternative Program (i.e. Open Home, aHome, Panda Home, etc.) you will see my faves (for those that don't have it) in your programs list, but you can't use it.
  11. fallenturtle

    fallenturtle Well-Known Member

    So does the argument about whether or not task killers are needed to improve battery life on Android phones extend to all Android phones?

    I'm really annoyed that I can't delete some of the apps this shipped with. Like, why am I being forced to keep around a demo of Diner Dash?
  12. derrickps3

    derrickps3 Android Enthusiast
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    lol yeah, as long as i can have good battery life without not knowing what is draining the battery i am ok
  13. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Android Expert

    Quick question my good sir what android plan are you using or are you using wifi?

    Woo Jackie just confirmed that I should received mine today or at the least by monday. No dice today apparently. So I will try and see tomorrow or monday:D Usps does saturday delivery right? or no?
  14. derrickps3

    derrickps3 Android Enthusiast
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    i have the new tmobile plan, which is the 500 talk+text+web, unlimited text and web. and usps priority mail doesn't deliver on weekends ;)
  15. 2FR35H

    2FR35H Android Expert

    Oh... okay cool and darn oh well monday it i then lol its weird the 14th is exactly when I originally expected it to come in. so for me back to waiting oh the agony lol
  16. derrickps3

    derrickps3 Android Enthusiast
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    yeap, someone else got theirs too, they posted a pic in the thread i made

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