Under running services, I see the IcsService or long name com.android.samsung.IcsService . What does that process do? I'm debating about removing it.

Note I have a AT&T Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S)

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ICS = Internet Connection Sharing. I believe it's the service that lets a computer connect to the internet through your device over USB. You can safely remove it if you don't use it.

  • How does this compare to wifi tethering provided by one of android's apps?
    – bmillare
    Commented Jan 3, 2011 at 18:35
  • I think the apps might rely on this service, but I'm not sure. You could use Titanium Backup to "freeze" this service, and see whether your app stops working. Commented Jan 3, 2011 at 18:45

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