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There's really no reason to manually kill it. Android isn't set up like Windows or OS-X in terms of memory management. When you "minimize" an Android app, as long as that app doesn't have an active task, it will "freeze" and essentially stop using the CPU. It remains in memory so it can be "unfrozen" instantly when you want to use it again, and if the system needs memory for a new app, it finds the background app that's been inactive the longest and kills it to free the space.

Task killers are useful ONLY as a fast way to kill STUCK applications. Android gains no performance benefit from having 200mb of free ram vs. 100mb, and having to hit internal memory and move apps into RAM every single time you want to use them is more of a battery drain than simply reading what's already in RAM again.

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