1. pcguys's Avatar
    Anyone having issues with Opera going crazy CPU wise?

    After a fresh reboot, and using my Samsung S3 for 1.5 hours (95% in flipboard), and only a few times launching opera to read a full article, I noticed my power was down to 80%, and there was 7 minutes of CPU on Opera (like 5 times as much as any other process).

    I really like opera because it has text re-flow.

    Any other good browsers with Re-Flow that don't go crazy with my CPU?

    Thanks,
    Mike
    08-10-2012 06:36 AM
  2. pcguys's Avatar
    Never mind . I switched to dolphin browser.

    Watch their video in the play store. Totally hilarious !

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    08-11-2012 04:30 PM
  3. cadzilla74's Avatar
    Replied to your other thread as well. Try WatchDog to catch and kill any apps gone rogue.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...NoZG9nbGl0ZSJd
    08-12-2012 02:25 PM
  4. pcguys's Avatar
    Good suggestion . How much battery does the watch dog consume ?


    ---Sent from the most advanced android mobile super-computer on the planet: the Samsung Galaxy S3 on AT&T, featuring simultaneous voice & data and speedy 4G!!!
    08-12-2012 02:40 PM
  5. pcguys's Avatar
    By the way, how often does an app go rogue?

    Do most people use watch dog type monitors?


    ---Sent from the most advanced android mobile super-computer on the planet: the Samsung Galaxy S3 on AT&T, featuring simultaneous voice & data and speedy 4G!!!
    08-12-2012 06:16 PM
  6. cadzilla74's Avatar
    WatchDog has a very small footprint both memory and power-wise. It can also kill apps it catches (manually, not automatically). I got rid of WeatherBug and switched to AccuWeather because WatchDog kept catching it using 50%+ CPU. It occasionally catches K9 Mail running hot if it has a problem polling one of my mail accounts and gets hung. You can also open it and watch CPU usage in real-time to see what is cumulatively using your resources even just running in the background. It has helped me decide which apps to keep or dump on occasion based on their usage even when they aren't misbehaving.
    08-13-2012 11:00 AM
  7. pcguys's Avatar
    Very compelling answer. You convinced me to install it.

    I had it installed on my old phone, but I was trying to go minimalist on my new S3, but you make excellent points.

    Mike
    08-13-2012 11:29 AM
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