Running Services - Background Processes

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review running services, or background processes, on my Android mini tablet. Those background processes are started automatically and running all the time.

Since Android is a multi-tasking system, let's see what are currently running on my tablet.

Tap on "Settings", "Application Manager", then "Running". I see a long list of items displayed:

Settings                           37.0MB
Factory Test                        1.1MB
Software update                     4.9MB
MTP application                     1.4MB
com.marvell.powergadget             1.9MB
SmartcardService                    0.9MB
Weather Daemon                      3.1MB
Google Play service                20.0MB
Media                               3.3MB
Group Play                          0.8MB
S Voice                             3.5MB
PageBuddyNoticSvc                   0.7MB
com.sec.android.app.keyguard        1.2MB
com.sec.android.app.FlashBarService 8.8MB
Samsung keyboard                    8.1MB

RAM 425MB used, 408MB free

It seems to me that only background apps are listed here. The running Android system and running foreground apps are not listed and they are using about 328MB, The total RAM used by background apps is about 97MB, and the total RAM used is 425MB. The difference is 328MB.

Last update: 2015.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows System

 Installation of Android SDK R24 and Emulator

 Installing Apache Ant 1.9 on Windows System

 Developing First Android Application - HelloAndroid

 Android Application Package (APK) Files

 Android Debug Bridge (adb) Tool

 Android File Systems

 Android 4.0.3 File Systems

 AboutAndroid - Application to Retrieve System Information

 android.app.Activity Class and Activity Lifecycle

 View Objects and Layout Resource Files

 Using "adb logcat" Command for Debugging

 Build Process and Package File Content

 Building Your Own Web Browser

 Android Command Line Shell

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 About My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Mini Tablet

 Samsung Galaxy Storage Usage

Running Services - Background Processes

 Connect tablet to Computer using Bluetooth

 Connect tablet Storage to Computer via USB

 Using Wi-Fi to Connect to Internet

 Setting up Gmail Access on Android tablet

 Downloading and Installing from "Play Store"

 USB Debugging Applications on Samsung Tablet

 Android Tablet - LG-V905R

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-V905R Tablet

 Android Phone - LG-P925g

 USB Debugging Applications on LG-P925g Phone

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version