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    Default Advanced Task Killers app...yay or nay???

    Hey guys. Just a quick question. Are apps like Advanced Task Killer worth the data and space, or Would Task Manager be the way to go?
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    They hurt battery life. I would avoid them.
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    Thanks for the info nrk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sr.torres22 View Post
    Thanks for the info nrk.
    I should have clarified - the one that comes built in is decent, and the auto-end feature is nice as well. It will help battery. That one is fine to use, but I wouldn't go overboard killing apps constantly.
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    As it happens, PC World just did a test of several different phones with ATK and measured battery results with and without ATK. They found that with the Bionic that it saved no battery life at all.

    Task-Killer Apps: Will They Help or Hurt Your Battery Life? | PCWorld

    Conventional wisdom was that ATK actually hurts battery life. That may have been true on older phones with less RAM, but I know that Gingerbread tried specifically to improve memory management of background tasks, so it's good to see that it's benign.

    So, I guess the answer is either don't bother - it doesn't help at all - or go ahead and use it - it doesn't hurt at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doogald View Post
    As it happens, PC World just did a test of several different phones with ATK and measured battery results with and without ATK. They found that with the Bionic that it saved no battery life at all.

    Task-Killer Apps: Will They Help or Hurt Your Battery Life? | PCWorld

    Conventional wisdom was that ATK actually hurts battery life. That may have been true on older phones with less RAM, but I know that Gingerbread tried specifically to improve memory management of background tasks, so it's good to see that it's benign.

    So, I guess the answer is either don't bother - it doesn't help at all - or go ahead and use it - it doesn't hurt at all.
    +1... just seconding that. You are better off NOT bothering with them as they generally do more harm than good, or just don't do any good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doogald View Post
    As it happens, PC World just did a test of several different phones with ATK and measured battery results with and without ATK. They found that with the Bionic that it saved no battery life at all.

    Task-Killer Apps: Will They Help or Hurt Your Battery Life? | PCWorld

    Conventional wisdom was that ATK actually hurts battery life. That may have been true on older phones with less RAM, but I know that Gingerbread tried specifically to improve memory management of background tasks, so it's good to see that it's benign.

    So, I guess the answer is either don't bother - it doesn't help at all - or go ahead and use it - it doesn't hurt at all.
    I was trying to remember where I had JUST read this article and I drew a blank.

    Thanks.

    Moral of the story: use the built in task manager, set some auto-ends, and you're done. Basically everything is handled pretty well in GB now.
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    Y get a second one? Moto has a built in one its pretty cool warns if phone is using to much memery heat warning if u use app long time it warns u.

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    Nice to know. Thanx for the link. Very useful.
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    Task killers are no good. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...evelopers.html

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