View Poll Results: Did a store rep install and/or recommend a Task Manager?

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  • Yes they did.

    282 29.28%
  • No but they advised that I do so.

    166 17.24%
  • No they did not.

    518 53.79%
Multiple Choice Poll.
06-12-2014 05:46 PM
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  1. Highwaystar131's Avatar
    When I purchased my first Android phone, it was a Samsung Moment from a Sprint kiosk at the mall. The guy installed ATK while he was setting up the phone and told me to use it every so often.

    My last two phones (Thunderbolt and Droid DNA) were purchased from a Verizon corporate store and they made no mention of task managers or app killers.
    11-28-2012 10:31 AM
  2. socratesman's Avatar
    1. Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T
    2. Yes (Advanced Task Killer)
    3. Some store reps just don't know what to tell customers or just don't want to see you again. If you are running ICS or newer you do not need a task killer. I don't think you need one with Gingerbread either but that may be up for debate.
    pauldroidr2d2 likes this.
    01-05-2013 12:34 PM
  3. campbellc1052's Avatar

    Samsung Captivate
    Galaxy S2
    Galaxy S3

    No mention or installation of anything for either phone, the rep started it up and made sure it was working before she gave it to me.
    01-09-2013 01:09 AM
  4. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    Honestly, I'm not even sure anymore why we need, or want reps to start our phones for us. The last 4 devices I have purchased have been online. I receive them delivered to me via FedEx. Then I install the micro sim, and activate the phone myself. It isn't that difficult.
    01-12-2013 04:42 PM
  5. Lanhoj's Avatar
    T-Mobile didn't attempt to install anything without asking...however when I had MMS problems they attempted to Factory Reset my device without asking which IMO is way worse!

    Thankfully though, I protect my Settings so they weren't able to. All they saw was a "Force Close" dialog when attempting to access the Settings.

    This type of thing is inexcusable.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    01-12-2013 04:57 PM
  6. JRDroid's Avatar
    T-Mobile didn't attempt to install anything without asking...however when I had MMS problems they attempted to Factory Reset my device without asking which IMO is way worse!

    Thankfully though, I protect my Settings so they weren't able to. All they saw was a "Force Close" dialog when attempting to access the Settings.

    This type of thing is inexcusable.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
    I would flip out on a rep if they tried to do a factory reset without permission
    02-13-2013 06:47 PM
  7. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Verizon wireless, two droid dnas with one later sent back for a note 2. No mention of an advanced task killer. I would be extremely angry to find something downloaded to my phone without my consent.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using Android Central Forums
    02-13-2013 07:12 PM
  8. enik's Avatar
    Yea... I'd never put that junk on a customers phone. Task killers became useless after 1.6

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    02-13-2013 07:14 PM
  9. RP74's Avatar
    Sprint, Galaxy Note 2

    No mention of it.

    I'm interested to see that in the last three years or so since I had an Android, Task Killers seem to be perceived by many as no longer needed. I installed one myself, remembering that it was a huge help with my HTC Evo in 2009 (or 2010?). Maybe I don't need it, after all! I'll check out some other threads.
    03-08-2013 07:27 AM
  10. RODEONan's Avatar
    We didn't go to one of the 'big sotres' we went to Viaero. When my son and I both got the Alcatel One Touch, the guy walked us through and got us both set up with Antivirus - AVG, which came with ATK. However, when we both went back and switched from the Alcatel One Touch to the Samsung Galxey S2's, nada. We had to do it ourselves.
    04-02-2013 10:30 AM
  11. ag95keri's Avatar
    Samsung Galaxy SIII purchased at AT&T store

    Sales person didn't mention purchasing a task manager, & I would have laughed if she did. For the SIII it's too easy to use the built in task manager. However, I must admit that I REALLY miss the ease of closing apps with the WebOS gestures. Nothing on Android or IOS even comes close to ease of use there ... two swipes of the finger kills any app. I wish Android would do something similar. It makes no difference if it's the built in task manager or some 3rd party nonsense, having to open a task manager every time you want to close an app is not an elegant solution. In fact it's the opposite, clumsy and bothersome, like they just forgot to include an application exit and task manager is the awkward workaround.
    04-30-2013 07:55 AM
  12. Baba Loui's Avatar
    No (nothing installed, or suggested)
    06-25-2013 02:12 AM
  13. KsilverFlagger's Avatar
    best buy (Verizon DROID DNA)
    no mention what so ever
    08-19-2013 01:52 PM
  14. electricpete's Avatar
    I think almost three years is long enough for any poll. How about UN-stickying this thread.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I997 using Tapatalk 2
    08-19-2013 06:02 PM
  15. Ccota08's Avatar
    1) Bought in-store from Verizon

    2) The rep didn't install a task manager or recommend any to me.
    09-24-2013 12:20 PM
  16. jmprice1971's Avatar
    1 no
    2 net10
    09-30-2013 07:53 AM
  17. sw_ggl's Avatar
    Hi,I added new app in Market(Google Play)

    It is application for finding flats/rooms for rent in Belarus.
    Assist me please how can I improve it.
    11-28-2013 02:30 AM
  18. anon(8730639)'s Avatar
    What is a task killer exactly? Any examples?
    05-31-2014 11:18 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Any app that shows your running apps and allows you to select which ones to force stop, like this one: Advanced Task Killer. The same thing can be done from your Settings>Apps menu anyway, but task killer apps make it more convenient. Still not a good idea to make a habit of killing apps, though, because a lot of them will restart automatically, since that's how Android works. The constant killing and restarting takes CPU and battery, so you may end up using more battery than you think you're saving.

    Wow, this thread is 4 years old!
    05-31-2014 11:28 PM
  20. electricpete's Avatar
    Wow, this thread is 4 years old!
    Yes, ridiculous that this four year old "poll" is the top thing in the forum. What exactly is the op going to do with this info? Not clear at all. I got tired of looking at it and I flagged it to the moderators. No change, not even a response. Apparently the lights are on, but nobody's home.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    06-12-2014 01:10 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's not at the top of the forums where I'm looking. The thread and poll don't violate any rules, so it doesn't really have to be taken down.
    06-12-2014 01:15 PM
  22. electricpete's Avatar
    Top of the list on tapatalk. Top pinned thread on my pc. I didn't say anything about a rule...I was speaking to common sense. It serves no purpose. If op has a valid continuing use for this info then please let him speak up and explain why his "question" should be given the most prominent place on the forum every day for four years.

    If it's not really a question, then change the title and explain the purpose.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    06-12-2014 01:23 PM
  23. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's really odd--I don't use Tapatalk, so I didn't see it there. Not sure why it would be at the top. I'll bring it to the attention of the mods as well.
    06-12-2014 01:28 PM
  24. electricpete's Avatar
    Here is screenshot from my phone (Tapatalk)
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    06-12-2014 01:36 PM
  25. electricpete's Avatar
    Attached is image from my pc screen. Top in the "sticky" section which is above the normal threads.
    Sticky section should be reserved for things of general usefulness, not for questions.
    If it's a poll, then what is going to be done with this info? Maybe there is a valid reason but I don't see the point.
    I picture someone was just trying to be "cute" by expressing opinion through a poll (perhaps mocking store reps or people that listen to them) Maybe it was cute to someone four years ago but it has gotten very old for me in 2014. I didn't picture that it would be a controversial suggestion within a professionallly-run forum, but maybe I am missing something about this thread ... feel free to explain it to me.
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    06-12-2014 01:49 PM
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