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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by morty007, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. morty007

    morty007 Newbie
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    And I've never used it. Can someone explain why?
     



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  2. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!!
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    If you don't ever use it, then I suggest that you uninstall it. It's just taking up memory and storage space and you're not using it.

    Some apps do run in the background. I have no idea why PayPal has set their app to do this, but they apparently have. As, I don't use it, or even have it installed, I don't know why it is running in the background or what it is doing there.

    When I get some time (probably a couple days) I'll install it and see if I can figure out what it is doing.

    Kratos
     
  3. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    It's probably not running in the background. It's probably just cached.
     
  4. Cyansmoker

    Cyansmoker Newbie

    BTW:

    My friend recently found out that when he uses this application to make a money transfer, every single transfer is done _twice_
    Beware.
     
  5. morty007

    morty007 Newbie
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    Ok, thanks for the info. I kill the process every time I see it running.
     
  6. morty007

    morty007 Newbie
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    Kratos, have you had a chance to investigate further?
     
  7. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!!
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    I did, however I was unable to replicate your issue. I am rooted and running UD 2.0.0. I have my setting set to keep as much memory free as possible, but am not using a task killer. I believe either my settings are killing this task as it is not needed in the background, or I just cannot get it to run in the background.

    But, with the comment made earlier, it seems that this app may not be the best anyways. I definitely would not want to be making duplicate payments every time I use the app.

    Kratos
     
  8. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    You didn't read what anonymous posted. It's not running, its loaded in memory. Big difference.

    You are using up more battery killing it and then having it restart on your own than just leaving it. If android needs more memory, it'll free up some on it's own.
     
  9. anthonyqld

    anthonyqld Lurker

    It is running. As soon as you boot your phone up, Paypal is listed under "Running applications". I can't see a need why Paypal needs to load their app on boot
     
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