Android 2.0 to 4.0, no need for task killers?

jamesino

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I remember back when I first received my HTC Droid Incredible running 2.2, everyone recommended that I get Advanced Task Killer to save battery life. Now, with my GS3, everyone is saying the opposite: don't use a task killer, let the OS's native task manager take care of things, using a task killer will often actually decrease battery life.

Why this paradigm shift? Is it because task killers benefited Android 2.x but not Android 4.x anymore?
 

ChuckeeDroid

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My understanding is that task killers were necessary to deal with poor memory management. Android has evolved in a big way when it comes to memory management.
I haven't used a task killer since 2.3.5.

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