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Advanced Task Killer
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Welcome to the most controversial chapter of this book! It's almost impossible to narrow the list of more than 40,000 Android apps for the Nexus One into 10 that are most worthy.
I know for certain that I haven't tried all the apps. Still, I feel I should pass along some suggestions and ideas for what I've found to be my favorites.
I'm open to adding to this list, for future versions of this book as well as on my Web page at
www.wambooli.com. Feel free to send me suggestions. Until then, here are the ten apps that I feel are worthy of your attention.
They're all free. Get them at the Android Market. See Chapter 19.
By using Advanced Task Killer, you can halt some of the programs that run in the background. Specifically, you can halt programs you don't need all the time.
For example, choose the Finance program from the list to halt Google Finance from running all the time. Though that action doesn't prevent you from using Google Finance, it frees up resources. Similarly, you can halt other background programs to improve the phone's performance.
Advanced Task Killer is perhaps the most popular free ...