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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lamarak, May 30, 2010.

  1. Lamarak

    Lamarak Newbie
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    Coming from having iphone for 3 years, so please forgive the dumb questions. Am I understanding that only way to close an app to free memory is an app like task killer? And if i turn therm off using this app, they will just turn back on of i press the program again? Is there any recommended memory setting that we should run at? So if start a game like black jack, if I go to task killer, uncheck it, it will load normally next time I play?

    Thanks for any help

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  2. brandonhutch

    brandonhutch Well-Known Member

    I was soooooooo thinking this thread would be about something else. :D
  3. woop

    woop novacane (OFWGKTA)

    No that is not how Android works. You can just back out of an app (barring that isn't syncing) and it will be cached. Android will hold that there just so that it won't have to use as much processing power in case you want to reopen it. If, however, you don't use it for a while, it will close it for you. Or, another case would be you need that RAM for something else, Android will automatically relocate that RAM that was being used by that previously used app, and move it to the new app you're using.

    You're fine without a task killer, and it is not recommended if you are not too familiar with Android and how exactly each app affects the phone and other apps. It will only cause you more problems/issues in the end.
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  4. Musky

    Musky Android Expert

    Yes, I was quite disappointed myself. :(
  5. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday

    Penis question about boob question...
  6. howarmat

    howarmat Android Expert

    yes i was too! the OP is a tease!
  7. Todd M

    Todd M Android Enthusiast

    boob>noob :D
  8. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    I asked something similar the other day and someone posted this excellent link, so I figured I'd share it too.
    Android Developers Blog: Multitasking the Android Way

    Basically, as I see it, just let Android do it's thing. I guess if there's an app you know will be doing "stuff" in the background (like GPS program?) and killing the battery, you might kill that via a task manager, but otherwise, don't bother at all.

    I also like system panel. That'll let you kill tasks as well as seeing what's open and using cpu/memory, but I wouldn't get caught up when you see an app you used 3 hours ago "active" and taking up 4MB.
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  9. Lamarak

    Lamarak Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I didn't even realize I chose that word in my title, it was late and along day. ) But thanks all for the help. Why did they have to the letters "b" and "n" so close together :)
  10. tsavong

    tsavong Lurker

    You meant 'noob', I read 'boob'... sigh, the Prez is a perv. Yay for boobs!
  11. stanfna

    stanfna Well-Known Member

    :mad: no boobs?!?! :rolleyes:

    I'm out....
  12. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    ROFL!!! Fixed it for you :)
  13. Musky

    Musky Android Expert

    Party Pooper! :D
  14. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Don't be a hater :p

    Besides, we all got a good laugh out of it! :D:D:D
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