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Do task killers actually work?

I was just going through this article on Lifehacker.

Do these kind of apps really help in performance, or do they create more problems?

  • In short! Do not even contemplate that as Android is smart with memory management! Those task-killer subjects have been discussed countless of times, and do no justice either! IT would have been true for versions < Gingerbread, i.e. Froyo, Eclair. Gingerbread upwards are better at managing memory....
    – t0mm13b
    Jan 22, 2013 at 14:20
  • Thanks. My understanding about the article was correct then. I will be using the built-in task manager always. Jan 22, 2013 at 14:36
  • There have been multiple questions here on this very topic. Look at some of the questions in the task-manager tag.
    – ale
    Jan 22, 2013 at 20:36


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