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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SysAdmNj, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. SysAdmNj

    SysAdmNj Well-Known Member
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    Yes I got it, yes I like it alot. I still think HTC sense on the aria was a little nicer, and probably would run smoother than moto blur on this device. Anyways, I got these these apps that keep coming back on my Advanced Task Killer:

    Voice Commands
    Alarm & Timer
    Music

    Can anyone explain how I can kill these tasks for good?
     

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  2. elrabin

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    you don't want to kill ANY of those three.

    Voice commands is the voice-to-text capability of the phone. its a core app.
    Alarm & Timer means that if you have any calender entries, reminders, notes, alarms and you kill that app, the alarm/reminder will NOT work.

    Music, just what it says, audio playback capability.
     
  3. HalfFrozen

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    Settings---Applications---Running Services(or maybe another one of those)---And just find the app you want to end, and FC it.
     
  4. SysAdmNj

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    Idk, they just kind of annoy me like they are taking up unnecesary memory and battery since I'm not really using them.
     
  5. SysAdmNj

    SysAdmNj Well-Known Member
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    Thanks, that sort of worked. Still cant get rid of Voice Commands.
     
  6. lexluthor

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  7. elrabin

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    I'm interpreting your name as System Admin NJ, in other words an IT person?

    You should know that unused ram is wasted ram.

    The phone is powering it all anyway, all the time.

    So why wouldn't you want the maximum number of frequently used applications sitting in volatile memory which is orders of magnitude faster than NAND?

    I equate this to the nay-sayers who decried Vista and Windows 7 for "being ram hogs" when all they were doing was prefetching your most frequently used data and apps into memory so they loaded faster when you requested them.

    for arguements sake:

    You have 6gb ram.

    the OS/background processes will use ~1gb.

    Vista and 7 will aggressively prefetch another 2-4gb of data, so your ram "usage" is sitting at 3-5gb.

    However, open say, Adobe Premier Professional and load a 2gb HD video file and the prefetch data is wiped.

    Magically, you're still at 3-5gb of memory in use. See what happened?

    Repeat after me, unused ram is wasted ram.
     
  8. Airmaxx23

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    Don't bother with the task killer, let the system do it's thing and everything will work very efficiently on it's own.
     
  9. SysAdmNj

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    Assuming, are we? Its just a user name :p

    What you are saying may be true, but its also wasting battery life do you agree? Especially when these arent frequently used apps I'm using anyways.
     
  10. elrabin

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    having the phone on, at all, has the ram active and drawing power.

    Its not like having 512 mb of FREE ram uses less power than 512 mb of USED ram.

    The phone does not shut down individual blocks of memory that aren't in use.

    There is zero battery savings.

    If anything, using a task killer to repeatedly close core apps is probably hurting your battery since the phone has to "wake up" and use CPU power to turn them back on. Not to mention your task killer running in the background smacking them down.
     
  11. D13

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    +1 better performance without them:)
     
  12. Airmaxx23

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    Definitely, I got my X on July 1 and went the first week using a properly set up task killer and then a week without using one at all. The system is smoother, quicker and more responsive without it.
     
  13. SysAdmNj

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    Oh man I'm taking task killer off lol, what about startup auditor?
     
  14. defkorn

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    Task killers are good for monitoring what's going on, but the Android OS handles memory just fine. Turning off WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS when not needed will help with battery life more than killing apps.
     

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