Android Task Killers: Yes or No?

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The Android Task Killer is almost Taboo. Some say use one others say stay away. What’s the real answer? I can’t honestly say there’s a real answer. It is up to you ultimately. The R&D Department here at Illinois Valley Cellular has done research on Task killers and what they do. Android uses RAM differently than a computer. On Android, having your RAM nearly full is a good thing. It means that when you relaunch an app you’ve previously opened, the app launches quickly and returns to its previous state. So while Android actually uses RAM efficiently, most users see that their RAM is full and assume that’s what’s slowing down their phone.  Task Killing Apps present you with a list of “running” apps and the option to kill as many as you want. So essentially it kills the RAM which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But as an Android user I understand that you don’t always want your apps running. App killers are useful on Android phones that are running the 2.1 and 2.2 software, which would include the Hero, Desire, Wildfire, as well as the axis.  So really the answer is up to you. Below is the article where I found this information however in this article we recommend that you DO NOT ROOT your phone. It voids the warranty and we will not work on it in that case. Also included are a few different Task Killers that we use the most.

Task Killer Article from Life Hacker

Advanced Task Killer From Google Play

Battery Dr.

Super Task Killer

Easy Task Killer

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About Jon Robison

Current Wireless Solutions Specialist at Inland Cellular in Moses Lake, Washington. Former Product Development and Research and Development employee at Illinois Valley Cellular. Went to Olivet Nazarene University for 4 years and studied radio.Graduated in 2010.

Posted on April 23, 2012, in Apps, Play Store, Tips and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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