[OT] Unboxing the Acer Android Tablet

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Tue Aug 2 11:58:41 EDT 2011


On 8/2/11 7:40 AM, Admin wrote:
>Get an app that saves battery and
> automatically closes programs. What you may not know about the Iconia
> (and hence most android 3.0 devices) is that it multithreads and all the
> apps are still running. You have to shut them off to ensure a quality
> experience.

 From everything I've read, this used to be true but isn't any longer as 
of Froyo. The OS handles all that very well. While the apps may still be 
in the "running" processes, they are using no system resources. They 
have no impact, and in fact, quitting them is detrimental in the long 
run because they have to reload from scratch (and some of them will 
restart immediately in the background, not just when you manually open 
them.)

There was a huge debate on one of the Android forums that went on for 
many pages and, again, I'm sorry I didn't save the link. But the Android 
developers all strongly supported not force-quitting apps, and the 
evidence on the other side was largely hearsay from users, so I decided 
the folks who actually work on the OS probably knew what they were 
talking about.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com




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