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I wrote in my previous post about why Task Killers are evil, and how they can harm your device if used. But a lot of users will hesitate uninstalling their beloved ATK because of the perceived battery loss.
Task Killers do provide a boost to your battery life, at least initially. But it’s not because they’re killing programs that are running wild in the background. Instead, they’re killing the ability of apps (like your Facebook account) from syncing additional information. These services aren’t constantly running; they start up, get their information, and then shut back down on their own. But left unchecked, they can kill your battery because they update very frequently as a default.
Join me after the jump where I’ll go over some tips on how to maximize your battery life without using Task Killers.
A little over a year ago, the Droid Landed on Verizon Wireless. No one knew what it was, and up until that point “Android” was something from a Sci-Fi film. 13 months ago, the “Best” phone on Verizon was a Blackberry like the Storm. (Yes, I went there). Verizon phones had the reputation of being locked down, “crippled” and just generally “uncool.”
The concept of a smartphone didn’t make sense to a lot of people. To them, smartphone meant “getting my work email on my phone when I’m on vacation.”
Fast forward to this week and Android is the fastest growing operating system in the world, with dozens of handsets on carriers around the globe. The term “Droid” is part of our common language now. If I told you I was looking at a Droid, you might not know exactly what I’m talking about, but chances are good you’d know I was talking about a phone.
So what happened? What changed the market so drastically in an insanely short period of time? The answer is that little device you see at the top of this article, the Motorola Droid.
Join the PhoneCan staff after the break as we look at why the Motorola Droid was different, and how it changed everything.