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Top message:  battery life by HersSheyz   May 25, 2010, 8:09 AM

Replying to:  Re: battery life by kevinski   May 25, 2010, 6:36 PM

Re: battery life

by liquifiedgr00ve    May 27, 2010, 6:55 AM

I agree with most everything you said, with the exception of the task killer. If you have an app that does not shut down properly by way of using the back soft key or thru a menu option in the app itself, I can see the need to "kill" the task. But 2.1 for the eris comes with menu option under application>running services to kill those apps natively. But in using a task killer and killing all those apps in the backgroud (footprints, messages, etc..) you are fighting a losing battle. First you have to use resources to open the task killer, then you kill those apps, then android starts them up again, and the cycle continues. You use more resources killing the task than you would've if you just left them alone. BTW those background apps aren't actually running either. The OS keeps them at an "ready" state in order to quickly access them if needed. They don't actually drain battery or slow your phone down. Like I said if you have a rogue app thats not behaving then I can see the benefit (although apps like that don't last long on my phone) otherwise I would suggest that task killers, IN GENERAL, do more harm than good.

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