My Nexus S comes with a default clock application where I can set an alarm. When I set an alarm then I see a little clock in my status bar.

If I go to 'Manage Applications' or 'Running Services', I would expect to see Clock there, but I don't?

If I go to 'All' from 'Manage Applications', then I do see the Clock app, and I can Force Quit it, however the clock in the status bar still appears.

Why doesn't the default Clock application ever appear in Running Applications or Services?

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    Probably because it's part of the system and is never supposed to stop running? Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 17:36
  • If it's part of the system, can developers access this Clock app? For instance I am creating an alarm application, should it be possible to hookup the alarms from my application to the system Clock app? Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 17:46
  • That I don't know. Any dev questions should be asked on Stack Overflow. Commented Dec 13, 2011 at 17:52
  • I don't see it either (also a Nexus S). However, while I had the "Running" tab open, I hit the menu button and chose "Show Cached Processes"; that caused the Clock app to appear in the list. I don't honestly know what that means, though.
    – offby1
    Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 2:54

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I use Go Launcher Pro. There in the running tab it shows Clock. May be he stock launcher application hides running system processes from showing.

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