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obsidianih
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎21-07-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

You really don't need Task Killers unless your an app developer.

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plastix
Posts: 403
Registered: ‎20-04-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

 


obsidianih wrote:

You really don't need Task Killers unless your an app developer.


So true.  Saw my battry life improve greatly when I stopped using one. Android (especially 2.2 it seems) is much better at handling multiple  tasks than people realise and apps in the background tasks use almost no power when they are not needed

 

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paul_shirley
Posts: 1,411
Registered: ‎21-01-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

 


obsidianih wrote:

You really don't need Task Killers unless your an app developer.


 

G1 owners would disagree. Cant fit more memory but I can keep it less full and have it thrash less.

 

App developers dont need task killers, the debuggers can kill things task killers cant even see :smileywink:

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plastix
Posts: 403
Registered: ‎20-04-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

 


paul_shirley wrote:

 


obsidianih wrote:

You really don't need Task Killers unless your an app developer.


 

G1 owners would disagree. Cant fit more memory but I can keep it less full and have it thrash less.

 

App developers dont need task killers, the debuggers can kill things task killers cant even see :smileywink:


 

Oh God, I've seen this argument far too often.

 

I'll just post some links to info that I know to be reliable and let you make you own mind up. However I will highlight that after me, my friends and some colleagues all stopped using Task killers, we  all found our different android phones now had improved battery life, less lag and automatically closed apps when memory was required. The thirdparty apps were at best a placebo, and at worst a memory and battery hog themselves and get in the way of Android own memory management systems (hence they no longer work from 2.2 onwards)

 

Supporting articles

http://androidspin.com/2010/05/25/why-you-dont-need-a-task-killer-app-with-android/

http://androinica.com/2010/05/07/google-and-cyanogen-comments-imply-task-killermanager-apps-are-poin...

http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/

 

The one possible exception is if you are still running the original version of Android were things were a little less refined, but don't give out bad advice based on that when the vast majority of Android users now have 2.1+

 

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kysh
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Registered: ‎15-08-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

anyone got an update for this topic?

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paul_shirley
Posts: 1,411
Registered: ‎21-01-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

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plastix wrote:

 


but don't give out bad advice based on that when the vast majority of Android users now have 2.1+

 


The vast majority of G1 owners do not have 2.x and never will have it. A lot of us that tried CyanogenMod 2.1 on the G1 switched back quickly because 2.1 runs slower and stalls more than a good 1.6 ROM. But hey, why let the actual words I posted get between you and what you wanted to read.

 

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anthonyh90
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎28-09-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

ADW.launcher by anderweb
-free
-customisable replacement for default homescreen launcher
- I have and use this app on my nexus one. It Is brilliant. Can be set to look how you want it andcone with the bonus of landscape mode for the homescreen and app drawer.
- 5*
PHONE: Nexus One Rooted with locked Bootloader
DISPLAY: slcd
BUILD NUMBER: GRI40
ANDROID VERSION: 2.3.3
FIRMWARE: CyanogenMOD Nightlies - N1
RECOVERY IMAGE: Amon_RA V2.00
BASEBAND: 32.50.00.32U_5.12.00.08
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anthonyh90
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎28-09-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

WEATHER & TOGGLE WIDGET
-£1.25
- homescreen weather widget that can be themed to look like HTC sense clock.
-currently used on my nexus one so that I have a HTC sense like clock widget. Works best if combined with an add-on for the widget
-5*

WEATHER WIDGET FORECAST ADD-ON
-free
-add on for above mentioned app that shows weather forecasts with animation. I.e. rain on screen and clouds
-5*
PHONE: Nexus One Rooted with locked Bootloader
DISPLAY: slcd
BUILD NUMBER: GRI40
ANDROID VERSION: 2.3.3
FIRMWARE: CyanogenMOD Nightlies - N1
RECOVERY IMAGE: Amon_RA V2.00
BASEBAND: 32.50.00.32U_5.12.00.08
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anthonyh90
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎28-09-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

BATTERYLIFE by curvefish
-free
-homescreen battery widget that shows battery ad a percentage. Also can be set to display battery temperature and health
-incredibly simple to use and a much better indicator than the status bar
-5*
PHONE: Nexus One Rooted with locked Bootloader
DISPLAY: slcd
BUILD NUMBER: GRI40
ANDROID VERSION: 2.3.3
FIRMWARE: CyanogenMOD Nightlies - N1
RECOVERY IMAGE: Amon_RA V2.00
BASEBAND: 32.50.00.32U_5.12.00.08
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anthonyh90
Posts: 41
Registered: ‎28-09-2010

Re: Recommended Android Apps

TIMETABLE SPREAD by Rondo Kim
-free
-only for 800*480 displays
-store your college/university timetable on your phone to be viewable as homescreen widget showing the current days lessons/lectures
-good app allows you to view what. Lesson you have but also the ones following. Also allows you to show the room number the lesson is in. Homescreen widget only shows current days activities however tapping the widget will show the full Calender
-5*
PHONE: Nexus One Rooted with locked Bootloader
DISPLAY: slcd
BUILD NUMBER: GRI40
ANDROID VERSION: 2.3.3
FIRMWARE: CyanogenMOD Nightlies - N1
RECOVERY IMAGE: Amon_RA V2.00
BASEBAND: 32.50.00.32U_5.12.00.08