I truly don't understand why you would be having these apps opening and you're never used them. I deleted them from my desktop screens and never had a problem from them since. I have 186 apps on my phone (including all the pre-installed ones) and I run my task manager often and I haven't seen these running. Maybe it's something in your settings or updates are running. I'm not sure either way. I'd recommend taking the phone to your local T-Mobile store and allow them to have a look or even replace the phone if all the apps are just running without being started.
You are right that Android works differently from other operating systems and the OS will load applications into the backbround routinely without the user selecting the app. The crucial point is that the app is (normally) in background mode and is therefore not using up CPU cycles or kicking off data communications.
I can assure you, having rooted my phone and removed ALL bloatware, that I can inspect my running applications at any time and find 10-20 application processes loaded in the background that I haven't run since my last reboot and which are not automatically running because of a configuration option that I have selected. However, when memory is required to run something in foreground mode, an appropriate amount of the memory used by these devices will be released. It's just the way the Android OS works.
Check out http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=904023
Having said that, I did find that one or two of the apps that you mention are problematic. For example, before removing Media Hub entirely, I had been obliged to freeze it so that it wasn't running in foreground without having been activated.
Your better off just rooting your phone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfA1KKzXkFU&feature=relmfu. I know they say that it's not a good idea and void the warranty but it's better then waiting around for them to load the whole update with bloatware and stuff you don't need or don't want to buy. Also you have more controllability over the firmware but make sure you backup all files and settings on your micro sd card first.
Yes, rooting is a fabulous option. I rooted mine and got rid of several crapware items Samsung or TMoblie loaded up. Also running a backup of Titanium makes me feel better. (The backup was copied from my SD card to an external hard drive at my office.)
Smart to back-up the back-up.
RELEASE DATE LEAKED!
It kind of helps to read the post others put up my friend. This has been on here for awhile now.
AFAIK, this link is new. I just read it on another site this morning.
Wasn't referring to you my friend.
check this out, "T-Mobile Galaxy S2 Users To Get ICS Update on May 14"
hopefully, it's true.
who doesnt know that
Ha ha, touche. I guess I haven't been on here since the SkyRocket leak.
The supposed kernel and the updated modem have leaked as well. I flashed the modem, seems to work well. I think XDA is on the way to figuring out the kernel so it can work with the leak ROM.
T-Mobile 4.0.3 ICS System Dump
Won't be much longer.
Samsung released all the US phones that were getting ICS of course our T-989 was not on the list. T-Mobile, now that you have the chance to surpass ATT and all of the rest, don't lag on what your cusotmers need. Listen to us, US, and US only.
It's pretty obvious that you just came on here to see your user name on your screen. It would do you some good to just take a few minutes to read some of the post that others have posted to get up on current events.
animaleyezz wrote: Wasn't referring to you my friend.
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