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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

Android Tech Tips: Low Memory Errors

If you keep getting the dreaded “low memory” notification on your Android, there are things you can do to manage your memory better… and get rid of that notification!

Clear Caches/Data Files

Go to Settings –> Applications –> Manage Applications.
Clear Cache and also Data on your applications.
TIP: Clearing your browser cache can sometime free up to 5mb.

Apps2SD

A great UI that makes it easy to
1) move apps from phone to SD Card
2) move apps from SD Card to phone, and
3) uninstall apps

Quick App Manager

($1.08) – Automates cache/data cleanup.

4 in 1 quick application manager for your android device

Quick App Clean Cache becomes Quick App Manager, a 4 in 1 complete and powerfull application manager :

– Cache cleaner
– History cleaner
– Task killer
– App 2 SD manager (for Android 2.2 or higher)

App Cache Cleaner

Free, but limited.  App Cache Cleaner,a quick tool for clearing application cached files. One Tap to clean all cached files for getting more avalable space. This tool can free a lot of storage memory for your phone. Free phone internal momeory, Get more internal rom storage. It is an app which is crucial to anyone who has memory management issues. If you running out of application storage, you now can get more available storage space by clearing apps created cache/data files.