Originally Posted by pkleiser
It has dropped the battery consumption for android os from 75% to 13%. I dont know how or why but since i found this my battery life has been exponentially better.
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Well, anything is possible...
I thought that list was just a bunch of shortcuts to recent apps (not a cache of the actual app data), but if it is linked to the cache, then clearing it out would
mean less cache data to juggle - I just didn't think that the difference would be that significant (maybe there is a bug in the memory management that causes innefficient processing... or, maybe the stock ICS ram requirement is compensated for by a lot more cache activity, which would also increase battery drain...)
But if it makes that much of a difference, then I'd like to learn more about how it actually works - if it is linked to the cache, then manual clearing might be the only reasonable method, but if it is just shortcuts, then disabling it shouldn't break anything else, and might save even more battery... this could be my ticket back to CM9 as a reasonable daily driver (without having to buy a new battery, lol)...
This has my thoughts going in several directions at once, so I'll leave this post on that incomplete thought before I end up writing a novel of half-baked ramblings
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