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2012-10-13 04:26 PM
You're doing great around the forums
I have some tips also!
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I hope this is useful to some people!
2012-10-13 05:55 PM
Good post, all standard operating proceedure when using Android - switch off anything you don't have direct control of - anything auto-updating etc.
It's cool to have Facebook running but until they start working on battery technology it's much better to use the app and specify for yourself what you're doing with the internet
I was never one to believe it, but AppKillers drain your battery. Especially with ICS in Xperia because the two systems fight each other and thus are always on in the background, wanting control of the system.
I was surprised just how well the extended standyby app is. Amazed actually. I'm a heavy user - very heavy, and it's giving me a day of use...one charge overnight.
2012-10-13 06:02 PM
What the situation with task managers and Android, and how it has been since 2.2 Froyo, is that Google changed the API's in Android so that task managers, unless they run as root, cannot kill tasks, they can only restart them. The processes of killing these tasks and them starting back up again uses CPU cycles, which in turn drains battery.
You should only kill a task if it is misbehaving, you have stopped using the app (by holding down home and swiping to clear) or if it is causing a lot of wakelocks or using too much CPU. A good app to monitor CPU and wakelocks is System Tuner. If its causing a bunch of wakelocks, its not an app worth keeping.
2012-11-20 06:59 PM
What do you mean by the name "task killer".. I use only Android assistant to kill aps, but now I am not sure if it is useful or not... And how do you know how much RAM you use when you don't have something like Android assistant?