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One of the fundamental differences between Android and every other mobile operating system is the practically unrestricted capability to run services. Without this freedom we could not enjoy something as powerful as a homescreen widget or as straight-forward as a Twitter client with background updates. Aside from games and very simple utilities, it’s becoming increasingly rare to find an app that doesn’t run a service, at least for a short span of time.

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[Bug Watch] Stopping Apps On Android 4.4.2 Can Silently Kill Related Background Services, A Fix Is On The Way was written by the awesome team at Android Police.