Task killer question

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    Task killer question

    Now i have 3 tasks running:

    Weather
    Happenings
    News

    These are the stock applications. Now the thing is im not using them on my device. Don't have the widgets and don't use social networking or RSS feeds. When I kill the task it frees up about 10-15mb. But they come back on there own.

    Does anyone know why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by batmania15 View Post
    Does anyone know why?
    They are probably programmed to run in the background or as services. There is some debate over whether using an app killer to auto-kill these as they restart helps or hurts your system performance. The argument is that the app running to monitor what is starting uses as much or more resources than the stuff you auto-kill.

    If you use System Panel you can see exactly what resources the app or widget is using and whether it is runing in the foreground, background, as a service, or inactive. If you tap on an app name you can also see how much CPU time the app has used since you last reboot.

    I don't use happenings and on my phone it shows 53 seconds of CPU time in 46 1/2 hours since my last restart.

    Memory should be freed up as needed by Android for apps in the foreground from unused apps.

    I am sure there are other apps that will show the actual resources used.

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