I understand how awesome Google is, I am a one of their biggest fans.
Hence why I have an HTC packed with google awsomeness (oh and telstras dumbness
But I dont blindly believe that Android is a 100% efficient OS like it apears some posters do in the forums Ive seen around.
This problem of bad resource management is in threads everywhere since the 1st & current ver of Android.
Ive read all the, Android only has snapshots of open programs saved & that memory is reserved for that purpose in the 1st place so it shouldnt make a difference ect blah blah.
Yeah thanx dude how does that help the poor guy with the problem?
But most of the ppl posting the "trust in android to handle it" mixed with tech talk on how it operates seem to be ignorantly blinded by there Google heart throb.
Dont get me wrong Google team. My heart throbs for thee. But I cant ignore the massive amount of ppl complaining about resource management.
I personally dont have slow performance on my HTC. Its lightning fast. (still a few days old tho)
But I cant go to far away from ac charger or im screwed. I unpluged it b4 going to work. I left it in my pocked all day. Only answered 1 call & had a few texts. Syncing disabled. GPS Disabled. Played a game for 10 minutes & Played with the wallpaper at lunch.
By the time I finished work (8.5hrs later) I was down to 26% battery.
What good is having a phone if I cant call anyone if I go out after work?
Do I have to carry the charger with me in my frekin pocket?
Ask the waiter or a bouncer at a club where is there a powerpoint I can use?
Should have got an iPhone
To end my rant.....
1. - Programs should be able to close without installing another app to do it. And dont tell me when its not on screen its only snapshot saved & isn't actually running. Ive had lots of apps still give me error messages from the background (this is what forced me to get a task manager to close app) & have left a web page half loaded & come back to find it fully loaded.
Android can multi-task. It's one of its awesome powers. So if programs cant be closed they are still running. Either way you try to heartthrob techno garble it. It still means less available resources & more cpu power chewing up the battery all because Google didn't ad a little X to appear on apps.
2. - Programs should only run when commanded by the user or if the user has added it's widget to homescreen. But NOT if they only added a shortcut homescreen. Shortcuts are just that. They dont need to run/pre-load the app & hide it. I look in my task manager & find all kinds of apps running. Right now the following is running....
People, gallery, maps, fm radio, news, stocks, google search, footprints (wtf is this any way), market, mail, music.
I turn my phone off & on then killed all running apps 5 minutes later with task manager. A few minutes after that they are all running again. I have syncing for these apps disabled.
Everything else Google made is smart & efficient. But I cant make a simple phone call if I am out of the house for too long. This aint no smartphone. Its a blody moron with a box of shiny tools.
And dont get me started on the facebook mobile number bug. (easily fixable & as irritating as sandpaper underpants)
Tsk Tsk Google. My heart is broken.
PS - A lot of slow phone threads iv read seem to solve it by freeing up space by deleting things they dont really need. You need enough free space for android to run fast. Not too much tho maybe 20 to 30mb.