There have been many MANY complaints about the new update for the HTC Incredible, including apps that are constantly running that no one actually wanted. Please fix it. Its killing our battery life and this is not what we wanted when we payed $200 for a phone and $200 a month for a plan.
We don't want Amazon MP3 store running all the time.
We don't want to not be able to uninstall VZNavigator.
We don't want Skype mobile running all the time.
And I can offer links that state they are fine there. They are not using resources. As for me, I dont even think about them and I can make it through a day without an issue. Quit attempting to shut them off, they will just come back on. THAT is what is killing your battery.
Why should we have to accept what VZ or HTC or Google put on our phones is acceptable to all.
If I want it I will go to the market and get it. Give me the ability to put what I want on the phone and delete what I do not want!!!
I agree completely. The 2.2 update seriously messed up my phone. Not only did everything get reset, including my alarms and caller ID assigned rings, it stopped my ability to send anyone MMS successfully and I couldn't make it through half a day without my battery being dead.
Someone suggested to me that I stopping running my task killer b/c there is something now built in that automatically pushes the apps to the background and although still open they are not using any power. The task killers cause the programs to keep opening and trying to re-initiate themselves and drain the battery,
I did this a few weeks ago and it seems to have done the trick. I am still very unhappy with this push and multiple issues associated with it, but at least I can tolerate it until they can push a fix.
If you do not already have System Panel Lite, I would suggest downloading it from the market. It is free and once you disable your task killer, you can use this app to actually see that these unwanted programs that have been forced on us, are in fact pushed to the background and not using the phones resources.
And finally as of today I can send MMS again too, so now I am not so angry about paying for a phone that is useless to me!
Good luck. I hope it works for you.
you paid $200 for a $600 phone. i don't like them either, but it's part of the deal. vzn can install what they'd like. i just ignore it...it's really no biggie. and i'm not positive, but i'd guess that any droid you get (from any carrier) will be preloaded with apps that you can't install.
that's not the issue. you didn't pay $600, nor did the original poster. but you're correct. those that pay full retail still help to subsidize the phone for those of us who don't.