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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use a Task Manager on Your Android Phone

Over at Lifehacker, they’ve written up a very thorough guide to why you shouldn’t bother using Task Killer applications on your Android phone—because they really don’t do any good.

We’ve done a lot of research here at How-To Geek on this topic, and all of the research concurs with everything Lifehacker has written. Even if you kill applications, or setup a rule to automatically kill applications, they can simply respawn any time they want because Android allows applications to bind to events, or even a timer event. Badly written applications should simply be uninstalled, not tamed.

And, of course, you can always force kill applications easily without a task manager.

Android Task Killers Explained: What They Do and Why You Shouldn’t Use Them [Lifehacker]

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  • Published 09/29/10

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