View Poll Results: Did a store rep install and/or recommend a Task Manager?
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Yes they did.
No but they advised that I do so.
No they did not.
- 10-20-2010, 02:06 AM #151
- 10-20-2010, 03:02 AM #152
Droid 2 VZW
My Droid Incredible was safe from Task killers since I purchased my device from VZW online. My buddy however was not so safe.
He just purchased his first smartphone/Android device last night. He picked up a Droid 2 in a Verizon corparate store. The woman who was getting him all set up did not let him leave before installing ATK. Smh
- 10-20-2010, 03:42 AM #153
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- 10-20-2010, 06:55 AM #156
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Purchased my Droid X at a Verizon store.
When I picked up my phone (my first Android) the sales guy recommended it, but didn't install it.
A few days later I had a problem with my screen. I brought it back to the tech and the first thing she asked was if I was using a task killer. I said no and she promptly installed one. If fact, she said this is something they highly recommend and install for customers on all their Android phones.
When I mentioned that I had read that task killers were not such a great idea, she looked at me like I didn't know what I was talking about.
- 10-20-2010, 07:54 AM #157
Purchased my phone (Samsung Fascinate) at a Verizon Corp Store. I was told a Task Manager was absolutely necessary, and that the rep was going to install it for me. I asked the rep kindly to not and she obliged...however when I got outside and started playing with my phone...*sigh* she HAD installed it (Advanced Task Killer) and had it autokill every 30 mins.
- 10-20-2010, 08:02 AM #158
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I went into verizon with my D1 because I was unable to receive picture messages after a number port. They told me to wait 15-20 minutes while they tried to fix the port. When I came back the tech had installed Advanced Task Killer on my phone without me asking. I almost dove over the counter to smack him! How can you be a Tech and think that ATK is needed with anything over 1.6 or one of the crap low-end android os phones? RUNNING SERVICES HELLO!
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- 10-20-2010, 08:41 AM #162
Nope, our guys don't suggest them. We are corporate customers so next time I'm in the store I'll ask their policy. Should be able to get a straight answer out of them and if they do push them maybe a reason they think it's beneficial.
VZW already installed lots of stuff that I don't want so I'm not too upset if they put a task killer on. At least I can take it off without rooting.
The fact that task killers don't come pre-installed is indicative of the fact that the smart people who know Android at VZW corporate know they aren't beneficial.
Task killers DO some times make your phone faster, but so does a reboot. I think the reps just put them on for the placebo affect for the customer more than anything. They think it's better.
Watchdog is where it's at though. That'll identify the problem apps and then you can just uninstall it.
Although the Social Networking app on my DX regularly pegs over 40% CPU and I can't uninstall that, thanks VZW.
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- 10-20-2010, 10:00 AM #169
Purchased Droid X online. Went to store to get extended battery. Oh-so-helpful sales rep (eye roll) said that I would "about double" my battery life if I installed ATK and offered to do it for me while I waited. Thanks, but no thanks.
Relative also bought X online - went to Verizon store to get help transferring contacts or something - they installed ATK without her knowledge. She deleted it at my suggestion.
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