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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rafiki121, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. rafiki121

    rafiki121 Newbie
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    Hey guys my lil bro has a samsung epic and it has a built in task killer. I was wondering do i need one for my htc evo. If i search google and then go back to home page google is still running in the background right? i saw somewhere that the astro file manager has a built in task killer

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  2. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    Welcome to the forum.

    You do not need a task killer.
    If you search, you'll find a lot of information here about task killers.
    But long story short, your phones os is designed to manage it's own memory.
    Killing tasks is only going to cause them to start back up, using up more resources than just leaving them alone.
  3. rafiki121

    rafiki121 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you. do you know anything about batteries. I bought an seidio innocell 3500 battery for 58 bucks but ive seen some 3500 batteries on ebay for 8 bucks. do they run just as good?
  4. Droid_Genius

    Droid_Genius Android Enthusiast

    No you made a good choice, knock offs don't work well I know from experience. I own the Seidio and love it
  5. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    Task killers, are indeed bad. However, something like system panel that shows CPU usage, memory used, etc, is good because you can find out with hard evidence what's causing problems, rather then mindlessly killing everything thinking that your problem is now gone.
  6. sirwally

    sirwally Newbie

    I shall reiterate the lack of need for real killers. There are very few instances where they are useful, but having one around is jit a bad thing...just don't go around killing apps solely to free up resources.

    Regarding batteries, I got a couple of cheap batteries that seem to work just fine in my phone. Check reviews and adhere to the general rule of thumb that if thet are cheap, they are probably crap. YMMV.
  7. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    Seidio is the way to go.

    I bought a battery off of ebay, and they only last a few hours.
    They are good if you just need a spare to carry in your pocket to get you thorugh when your battery dies.
    But definately not as your main battery.
  8. rafiki121

    rafiki121 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    question about battery. Say my phone is getting low so i charge it but i dont finish charging all the way and need to use it. is it a good thing to unplug it and use it half charged?
  9. JunBringer

    JunBringer Android Expert

    From what I've read you shouldn't do that during the first, say, 3 charges. After that I don't think it's a big deal.
  10. rafiki121

    rafiki121 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Sry about the question again for the task killer. Now the reason i was asking that wasnt to free memory but to stop useless things running in the background that will use up my battery life. So when i turn on music and then go home music app is opened but will that be eating up my battery having it opened even if im not playing it. cause when i had atk it showed it being open
  11. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    The consensus is that android is keeping those apps in an idle state until you call on them again. For the most part they will use very minimal battery though you will occassionally find a rouge app. Handle that issue when it occurs. Check into apps like system panle...juice plotted...spare parts. All in the market. Find and read the task killers why you shouldn't use them thread.
    Several of us have found task killers do more harm than good and some use them with no reported issues. The main issue I have run into is improperly set up task killers. If set up wrong they can kill needed background processes and apps needed to run properly.
  12. SirSlayer

    SirSlayer Android Expert

    For your reading pleasure.......This should help you to clear up why you don't want to use one.

    This has been discussed to the end of the earth!!! If you don't want apps running then root your phone and remove them. If they are third party apps then un-install them. But read the articles in that link and then decide but remember this is not windows.

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