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Originally Posted by Sparhawk View Post
Juice defender and Advanced Task killer and programs that do similar things aren't needed.

They will sometimes help identify a misbehaving application, but running them all the time doesn't make sense, they just use more cpu cycles.
they dont do the same thing. the task killer is, well, a task killer when you physically hit they key.

juice defender turns off wifi/gps/bluetooth ect when the screen is off, and not in use. and does a bunch of other nifty things to save battery. it doesnt kill any apps.
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they dont do the same thing. the task killer is, well, a task killer when you physically hit they key.

juice defender turns off wifi/gps/bluetooth ect when the screen is off, and not in use. and does a bunch of other nifty things to save battery. it doesnt kill any apps.
They are all apps that do things that android os can do to start with.

Android 2.2+ has a built in task-manager/killer.
Turning off and on wifi/bluetooth/3G/Data/Sync are all things the user can do manually.
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honestly its up to the user to decide if they want to turn on/off wifi/3g/data ect all the time, or they want an app to do it. and the task killer in 2.2 is not that good because it doesnt kill all the bloat ware your carrier puts on the phone so all those stupid apps they add never get killed.
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honestly its up to the user to decide if they want to turn on/off wifi/3g/data ect all the time, or they want an app to do it. and the task killer in 2.2 is not that good because it doesnt kill all the bloat ware your carrier puts on the phone so all those stupid apps they add never get killed.
Agreed.

However, I would assume that anyone wanting better performance and battery life would install a real rom or at the very least TitaniumBackup and remove all the manufacturer bloat.
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post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by NineteenEleven View Post
get advanced task killer
That will only kill the battery faster. Froyo and Gingerbread have this function built in.
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