1. sr.torres22's Avatar
    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?
    12-01-2011 03:20 AM
  2. nrk's Avatar
    They hurt battery life. I would avoid them.
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    12-01-2011 08:12 AM
  3. sr.torres22's Avatar
    Thanks for the info nrk.
    12-01-2011 09:02 AM
  4. nrk's Avatar
    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.
    12-01-2011 11:37 AM
  5. doogald's Avatar
    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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    12-01-2011 12:10 PM
  6. 2defmouze's Avatar
    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.
    12-01-2011 12:20 PM
  7. nrk's Avatar
    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.
    12-01-2011 01:10 PM
  8. moosc's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    12-01-2011 03:54 PM
  9. sr.torres22's Avatar
    Nice to know. Thanx for the link. Very useful.
    12-02-2011 01:58 AM
  10. Stelv's Avatar
    Task killers are no good. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...evelopers.html

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    12-02-2011 02:02 AM
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