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General Task killer? Or let the phone handle everything?

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  1. ThreeFingersDown

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    I've been messing with task killers trying to find the right one that will auto kill certain things when I put it into sleep mode. (who needs internet, pictures, camera ect running in the backround all the time?)

    My question is this.
    Does it make more sense to just let the phones OS handle this stuff? I'm just trying to preserve precious battery juice...
     

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    Let the OS handle it.
     
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    Any reason for this? I mean, if the internet or facebook ect. is running in the backround aren't I wasting juice?
     
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    There are a TON of threads on this around the forums, just search
     
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    Wow thanks for the links.

    I see a lot of people talking about the Windows OS mentality, trying to kill every process. LOL I think that might be what I'm suffering from.

    I'm going to uninstall my task killer and see how it pans out. Thanks guys, really interesting stuff with this OS.
     
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    Let the OS do it's thing, if you really want to Force Close and app you can do it with the built in Task Killer which is in the Application Menu.
    But really this phone handles it very well, I haven't even seen this phone hicup a bit even when running Pandora, Navigation, and recieving texts and Emails this thing is a "incredible"
     
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    One additional thing I would do is to run everything. Wifi, 3G, always on, FB, email, sync etc. Do everything and hammer the battery for a week or so. Then start turning stuff off you will not need. I have a feeling, although I'm not sure, that this will help the battery and the phone. Anyway, that's what I'm doing and I already see battery life improved.
     
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    Well the whole battery thing that's been going on the past few days since everyone got their Incredibles is a bit silly really. A lot are expecting the same sort of battery life as they got with their Blackberries or dumb phones and most are not realizing they have to put a few cycles on the battery before it starts lasting longer.

    The same happened when the Droid came out. Lots of battery posts the first few weeks and then nothing.
     
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    At this point you dont need task killer apps at least to free up memory that is. There is plenty of RAM in this phone for the time being until more advanced apps come out.

    Also, as proven in the Eris forum, yes Android reallocates memory as needed BUT the memory reallocation processes do cause delays which cripples the Eris when its low on memory.

    After testing the Incredible with as many apps as I can load I am confident that these memory reallocation delays are a thing of the past due to the fast snapdragon CPU.

    You DO need task killer apps to kill processes in the background that are eating up CPU cycles though.
     
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    I'm letting the OS handle everything. I'm having NO problems with my Incredible except that the HTC Clock Widget not letting me add non-major cities.
     
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    Imo its more of a slow processor issue than an available memory issue. BUt thats pretty much what you said in your post.
     
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    I personally don't use the big gaudy htc clock widget. I replace it with weather bug elite instead and that way i get access to another row of icons that can be placed on the main home screen.
     
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    i use advanced task manager...
    works for me as it did on my eris.
    i dont want things just sitting there in the "background" until its to the point where the OS feels its "critical" enough to close it or "manage" it.
    if you take a look at the android developers site it will explain that the OS does manage itself...it will put the app in the background to use 'less memory' and will kill it off once it gets to the critical point. well i personally dont want to be anywhere near the critical point so advance task manager kills it before android has to lift its pretty lil hands to do so :)
     
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    yeah I agree. I have atk kill my internet / camera, and a couple of other useless stuff that would normally be running in the backround. I understand these aren't using CPU power, but they are using memory which equates to battery power.
     

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