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SteveoSaurusRex

Is it unwise to use 2 task killers at once?

I used the paid version of Advanced Task Killer and Automatic Task Killer. One kills tasks every 30 minutes and the other kills on screen off, respectively. I havent found a task killer that gives you the option to do both, simultaneously. I'm wondering if there is perhaps some bazaar interaction that may occur if 2 are running at the same time (similar to how on a PC you should run 2 anti-viruses).

my reasons for running 2 tasks killers that kill in these 2 ways is that i have discovered apps would activate even after a screen-off kill, in a long enough time span, even when i walk away from the phone and leave it on airplane mode. i have a lot of apps installed and sometimes i return to a super laggy phone.

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deinfinityx

Two might be overkill since really none is needed, I am sure you have heard about how taskillers do nothing, I am inclined to believe that but I still use one, My advice would be to download Android System Info, it will show you under tasks which apps are actually using cpu cycles while they are in the memory. Most of mine don't, although taskiller is one of them. In all reality I just use my taskiller like once a day to free up memory after heavy use. Granted if I remember you are on the droid and my slide has twice the RAM which would make a big difference.
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SteveoSaurusRex

thanks, as always deinfinityx, i will check out system info.

& you're almost right. my girl uses the droid. im on the n1.
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deinfinityx

Yeah, there are a lot of problem apps on the market I remember Photoshop was pretty bad at it, always launched and burned cycles. And with the N1 we should be seeing comparable battery life since the only two differences are the screen, AMOLED vs low res LCD(actually I would imagine they are close if Low res LCD is not better and process. But do you have Tmo-s version of the N1?
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SteveoSaurusRex

i do. unlocked tmo version. why? just curious.
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deinfinityx

Tmobile has the device tune up beta for its users and so far my battery life has skyrocketed after using it. Don't know if it was that but it sure did help.
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SteveoSaurusRex

yeah, ive been trying to get it for nearly a week now. still cant get to the download page. error message.
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deinfinityx

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SteveoSaurusRex

awesome, my most excellent friend...


well, since you're obviously a very bright person, in another thread, ive been trying to figure out if T-Mobile USA has an international counterpart in terms of 3G phones. the responses confused me further, including a link to a google phone page that indicates t-mobile uses a 900/2100 Mhz band??? i would try to read further, but i had a beer and im a light weight.
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deinfinityx

Yeah me to and I am working on my fourth, AWS tmobiles 3G band is rarely used else where, Wind in canada uses it but no one else afaik. If you are wondering about buying phones off contract and are on the Even more plus plan then you should have about $1200 of credit to spend on phones in the store. They just tack the price of the phone divided by 20 to your monthly bill. Not ideal but you can also just pay it off right there as well. Hell I have "financed 3 phones this year, a Mytouch, Cliq, and Mytouch Slide".

But with any luck Tmobile looks to have realized that they are falling behind and pushing the Galaxy S(bleh) but if the rumor about the Mytouch Sidekick is true that will be one bad ass phone.
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SteveoSaurusRex

i just helped my little sister get a mytouch slide for fathers day (lol). she loves it and im thrilled for her. its a good phone.

about the galaxy s, yeah. the only thing that makes me happy about that phone is its android rom friendly hardware. otherwise, bleh.

as for the sidekick, im fairly convinced now that i dont want a physical keyboard. ive been happy with the slim form factor, better keyboard, speech to txt, and swype as options depending on my mood (tho swype w/ s2t would be the ultimate).

as for the credit system. never heard of it. will find out more when sober. thanks.
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greedobuck

You don't need a task killer in my experience. I found that simply not using apps that are poorly programmed achieves far more than a task killer. Android actually does a very good job of closing apps if they're not being used.

I used a task killer when I first got my Milestone because I'd heard about tasks autostarting, etc., but it turns out that (at least for me) I don't get any benefit from a task killer.
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SteveoSaurusRex

well, i DEFINITELY need some kind of a task killer cuz my phone seriously lags otherwise. at least until i get into the habit of hitting the back button instead of the home button. i'm wondering if people who dont find use in task killers just have a better habit of using the back button.

also, i tried tmo's device tuner and decided i cant use it, unfortunately. i use ADW Launcher (& love it) & device tuner doesnt give u the option to exclude ADW for some reason. it doesnt appear on the list. every time i hit home button ADW has to restart. otherwise, device tuner is pretty remarkable.
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deinfinityx

I am with you there, in fact I may just ditch taskiller for Android system info since it at least shows which apps are burning through cpu cycles while they sit in memory. At least it shows the rogue apps that need to be uninstalled.
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SteveoSaurusRex

Well, i've been doing this regularly (checking battery usage) and i often find that display is often around 50-75%, background processes like idle and android system are somewhere in the 20-10s, depending on display usage and my task killers never run above 3% battery usage, if they even register at all. i almost always run my display at the lowest level that the power control widget has set up.

that said, being that my task killer is often my highest battery intensive app, wouldnt that mean its doing its job?

btw, the above statement does not apply when i've been playing games, or downloading stuff or doing anything intensive. i'm talking about long periods of idle when i'm at work, airplane mode is on, etc, screen has been mostly off for hours, and the phone SHOULD be using as little power as possible etc.
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deinfinityx

Not the stock system settings(that doesn't register anything useful), the app from the market
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