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"Zippiness, punchiness, and overall speeditude"

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by btfsplk83, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. btfsplk83

    btfsplk83 Lurker
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    I went to try out an Acclaim today, and, while it was fresh in my mind, jetted over to a Verizon store to see how it held up against the higher-end Android devices.
    Seemed to me to actually hold up pretty well in zippiness, punchiness, and overall speeditude to my surprise. My only disappointment on the Acclaim was its 3.5" screen, but it's a disappointment I can live with.

    My question: Does it slow way down once bogged by apps, or do you find it to be just as responsive as the battered and used store demo?
     

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  2. rasmith3530

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    Btfsplk83, I've had my Acclaim since the 10th of July, and I have over 30 apps loaded on it. So far, it has kept its pep. I'm happy.
     
  3. btfsplk83

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    I see. Sounds good to me!
    But is 30 apps a lot? Or is it average? Or less than average?
     
  4. rasmith3530

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    Well, in answer to your question, I still have application space left on the phone, but I have used a fair bit of the space set aside. If applications were going to slow the phone down, then 30 should have an impact.
     
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    Amount of applications installed doesn't necessarily impact the speed of the device. That is determined by what is running. You could install 80 apps, but only a few will run at a time.
     
  6. btfsplk83

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    Clearly I wasn't thinking this through. Just like a larger computer, the smaller computer's performance won't be affected by the amount of hard drive space taken up. It'll be affected by the memory consumed by open programs.
    Guess I'll have to snag that app that manages other open apps when I finally make the switch from Blackberry (tomorrow!).
     
  7. rasmith3530

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    There has been a lot of debate in Android forums whether Task Killers (App Managers by any other name) are really all that worth it. Android is designed to manage its own memory, and if you really need to kill an app, just go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications, then find your app, and under Controls, select Force stop. Task killers stay resident at all times, waiting for your call. They use processor time always, just monitoring which apps are running at any given moment.
     

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