task killers-needed or not needed?
by yprtb - 5/31/11 10:05 PM
I recently got my LG optimus v from Virgin mobile and man, its awesome. I got a 8gb sd card for it.
I started added more and more apps, reaching about 40 now in total. I originally downloaded a task killer because i thought to myself, its under top free, and has 5 stars, and it makes sense to have one. So I downloaded it, and kept on going. After awhile of having more and more apps, I was looking online and had seen that a lot of people were saying never to use any task killer, as they are unnecessary on android 2.2 froyo. That android was smart enough to handle processes on its own. I was kind of confused, but since it seemed to be a lot of people saying it; I decided to go ahead and uninstall it. People all over were saying your battery will get better and your phone will run faster.
I have 3 words:
Not for me.
In fact, after uninstalling, My phone got SLOWER. Not right away, but i noticed if I opened some apps and still even used the quit option on some; over time my phone started acting sluggish. Battery life was worse, not better. And to top it all off, facebook and email took forever to load. It would load, sure, but no where near as fast when I had the task killer. Multitasking was sluggish too.
I now have advanced task killer free from the market back on my phone. Settings I have always had it at were as follows:
I built the recommend Ignore list in settings.
(since I had v mobile, a process called SSA was also ignored. It had the virgin mobile icon and I decided to play it safe there. IDK what it does.)
I set auto kill to aggressive. I have it set to auto kill every 4 hours.
BAM! Just like that, phone was faster, wasn't sluggish, and better battery life.
So contraire to what they say, at least for me;
My phone works better. Not worse.
I am curious about everyone else, whats your take on this?
Anyone else experience improved or worse performance with or without a task killer?
Thanks. All comments welcome.