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Android Quick Tip: How To Effectively Manage & Close Apps


Sunday 20th of November 2011 / talkandroid.com
We all know the joys of true multitasking featured in the Android OS. The ability to have multiple apps open simultaneously is what we consider to be a must. This is particularly true in the age of dual-core (or soon-to-be quad-core) processors and 1GB+ RAM on a lot of high-end devices that are built to handle heavy workloads simultaneously, though older devices can handle their own when it comes to running multiple apps at the same time too. Android users must remember that while you should take advantage of being able to have multitasking and running several programs running at once, those programs will ultimately show your phone and even crash your device, no matter how high-end your phone might be. There’s a simple answer to keep the slowdown to a minimum and prevent your phone from crashing– using a task manager. Many of you are thinking, “great, no problem– I’ll download a third-party app to use now”. Well, not so fast young Jedi. Users should be aware that while you indeed can use a third-party task manager, they’re largely ineffective
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V6 SuperCharger The Android Memory Fixer


Wednesday 02nd of November 2011 / androidspin.com
There’s a tweak floating around the T-Mobile SGS II Development forum that claims to be the end all be all memory fix. I’m actually surprised that I haven’t run into this tweak before since people have been saying that they’ve had great success with it on the Samsung Vibrant. (Which is what I had before getting the SGSII)As I’m always open to trying new things I’ve decided to take it for a test drive. So far so good. I’ve had the script installed for about a week now. I know what you’re thinking, “The SGSII has so much memory, how can it possibly need to be tweaked?” Well as a fan of running games the require a lot of ram, and just having a device that is always snappy without having to keep track of how many apps are open I think it does.I used to use AutoKiller Memory Optimizer. I still have it installed but I revoked it’s root privileges. It’s a great app that changes the memory limits within Android so that you don’t need to run another app like Task Killer or Advanced Task Manager in the background
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Task Killers... The Answer from Google & Developers.


Sunday 01st of August 2010 / droidforums.net
In response to the vast amount of questions regarding Task Killers, I find this to be a valuable article/video in making a determination in whether or not to use a task killer on 'auto-kill' or manually killing apps just because they're open. A task killer is meant to shut down unresponsive apps, not EVERYTHING open.Good explanation of how the Android OS is designed to handle applications.Make your decision from there PLEASE READ THIS!!! SystemPanel Documentation | android.nextapp.com (smalltowngirl13 posted @ DxF, but I wanted to put it here as well) *quick cut & paste from the link* from the developer who designed System Panel. " Please read this section FIRST. There are a great many misconceptions about how Android works with regard to starting and stopping applications. How to Use a Task Manager Android was designed from the ground up as an operating system (OS) for mobile devices. Its built-in application and memory-management systems were engineered with battery life as one of the most critical concerns. The Android OS does not work like a desktop operating system. On
posted on: Android Applications
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How do you close all apps? Is there a task manager?


Friday 16th of March 2012 / droidforums.net
I've been with my Droid 4 for about a week, but it has slowed down for some reason.I'm suspecting that it's due to all those open apps, which I don't know how to close.How do you close all apps? Is there task manager?I come from the Windows Mobile world, and, as archaic as the OS was, it was very easy to bring up the task manager, just like in the Desktop Windows OS, and close any or all apps to reclaim memory and speed.I'm sure Android has something similar or probably something better.
posted on: Android General Discussions
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Task Killers - The Answer from Google and Developers


Thursday 13th of January 2011 / android.net
In response to the vast amount of questions regarding Task Killers, I find this to be a valuable article/video in making a determination in whether or not to use a task killer on 'auto-kill' or manually killing apps just because they're open. A task killer is meant to shut down unresponsive apps, not EVERYTHING open.Good explanation of how the Android OS is designed to handle applications.Make your decision from there PLEASE READ THIS!!! SystemPanel Documentation | android.nextapp.com (smalltowngirl13 posted @ DxF, but I wanted to put it here as well) *quick cut & paste from the link* from the developer who designed System Panel. " Please read this section FIRST. There are a great many misconceptions about how Android works with regard to starting and stopping applications. How to Use a Task Manager Android was designed from the ground up as an operating system (OS) for mobile devices. Its built-in application and memory-management systems were engineered with battery life as one of the most critical concerns. The Android OS does not work like a desktop operating system. On
posted on: Android Apps
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4.0 ice cream sandwich - How to Screenshot Of the Screen on Samsung Galaxy S 2?


Wednesday 08th of August 2012 / android.stackexchange.com
Since i have updated my phone by Android version 4.0.3 i am not able to take a screen shot of my phone, before i used to do it by pressing Home and Power button simultaneously. Now if i am pressing Home and Power button simultaneously it open up Task Manager.Can someone explain me how to fix this issue.Thanks in advance.RegardsSam
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Where can I go to get info on how to operate this thing?


Thursday 27th of October 2011 / androidtablets.net
I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and although I have figured out a lot of things, I am still at a loss about how the Android (Honeycomb 3.1) OS works.For instance, I seem to have 5 "home" pages, with various things on them--I've accidentally dragged a few widgets there, and on one page I even have two of the same widget. But I cannot figure out how to remove them! Also, I cannot figure out how to close a running program--all I can seem to do is to return to my home page, which leaves me with a lot of open apps (I found the task manager where I can go to close them, but is there a way to close an app from within the app?). I would like to have a "home" page in my browser, but every time I open it, it is still on the same page where I left it. I guess all my questions could be answered if there were a Users Manual that describes how to operate in this environment. It took a while even to figure out how to open an app and navigate around the page! Any/all help greatly appreciated. I tried to locate this question elsewhere on the forum, but surprisingly, it does not
posted on: Android Tablet Q&A
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Android Forums - View Single Post - How do I close the internet browser???


Friday 06th of January 2012 / androidforums.com
This is something that drove me nuts for the first few weeks of using Android (on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10). I had no experience with Android or tablets at the time and found it very counter-intuitive (in comparison to Windows). The lack of a close button seemed an idiotic UI design. I resigned myself to just hitting "Back" until all open windows were gone, like many others were doing.Here's the obscure, undocumented answer I finally found via a very determined Google search: Press and HOLD the "HOME" button and a Task Manager window will pop up with two tabs: Active Applications and RAM Manager. "Active Applications" is usually the default tab, but if not just tap the heading to get there and you'll see thumbnails of all currently open apps/windows. Tapping a thumbnail will switch that app/window to the forefront. Tapping the "X" in the upper right of the thumbnail will close the window, even if it's not the frontmost window. You can also close all open apps/windows at once using the "END ALL" button in the bottom right. To clear the
posted on: Android Tablet Q&A
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How much memory do you typically have free?


Sunday 06th of June 2010 / forums.androidcentral.com
I'm new to android (nice forum, by the way) and so I'm not sure how efficiently these things run. I've downloaded some different task managers to try out and eventually I'll find one I like best. But no matter what I close I find it hard to have more that 150MB of free RAM - usually less than 100. On a 256MB device I'd say thats great. But on this beast I would hope for more. Now I find myself worried about what is running all the time. What kind of memory use is typical on the EVO running Sense? Is there any app which will put a memory monitor in the top bar so I don't have to open a task manager just to find out where the memory is at? Thanks
posted on: HTC EVO 4G
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Android Forums - View Single Post - [GUIDE]How to update HTC Wildfire S/Marvel/A510e/GSM to Software Version 2.3.5


Monday 20th of February 2012 / androidforums.com
As indicated by the thread title, this guide is for the Marvel / A510e / GSM version of the HTC Wildfire S. You can check this by going into bootloader as follows: Turn the phone off, pull the battery for 5 seconds, replace the battery, hold volume down and press the power button. You will see a white screen giving the details of your phone's hardware and software. DO NOT TRY THIS GUIDE IF IT SAYS MARVELC / A510C !!!It may work if you have an A510b, but it will de-brand your phone and change the model number to A510e. User Realaa was able to do it. Others have bricked their phones. Your call, but I'm not responsible for the results.Also, I'm assuming that you're here because you've already tried using HTC's FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) by going to Settings > About Phone > Software updates > Check now with no luck--you're still stuck with 2.3.3.Note: You need to have HTC Sync installed but not running. Open Task Manager and make sure it's not there. If it is, kill it. The reason we need HTC Sync installed is for the Wildfire S USB drivers that come with it. Also, make sure th
posted on: HTC EVO 4G
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