- To remove the icon from the drawer (in which case it is easy)
- Because they run as a background service which uses the internet or something else (perhaps you notice an impact on your battery life)
- Because you started and can't stop now
Please do provide information for the list. There are some gaps from before I started the list (including what some disabled apps do in terms of battery life, internet usage and other things).
In particular I cannot identify what apps are responsible for the running process "Motorola Services", nor what this does.
Finally, I would just like to collect information on what other things such as "com.qualcomm.atfwd" do (just out of curiosity).