I guess you are not aware about management tells them to do this. It's not the programmers in control here. Your management tells you to do this and if you don't they get someone else.
Same type management on battery and washer machine issues.
Can anyone tell me what the amazing creators of the Galaxy S4 were thinking, for me to end up with 47 Apps running in the background, taxing my resources and eating up my battery in quicktime ?