General Multi-tasking?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by astonred, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. astonred

    astonred Member
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    Hi All,

    Just got my S2 two days ago and coming from a Palm Pre and WebOS which multi-tasks using "cards" i.e. you have several "cards" open say sms, internet, contacts and can then swipe left or right to the next open app. I found it useful for copy a number from internet to sms.

    As the S2 can have several apps open at once is there a quick way to go straight from one open app to another open app i.e. browser to messaging?

    Loving the phone and learning to Android.
     

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  2. xmjox

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    Welcome to the Droid side! :D

    Not sure if this is particularly helpful, but if you long hold the Home button, it brings up a list of recently used apps. So if you're in a web browser and have copied a link to send via e-mail (which you have already opened), long hold the Home button, select the e-mail app and hey presto, takes you straight there where it should be in whatever screen you left it
     
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  3. astonred

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    that's awesomely helpful - thanks. Now loving the Android a bit more.
     
  4. xmjox

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    Good stuff!

    Not sure about the abilities of WebOS as I have come from iOS, but the customisation of Android is absolutely ace. It will take a while to get used to, but boy is it worth it :)
     
  5. Kriilla

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    I've ordered a sgs2 and I'm just wondering if I need a task killer or if that is unnessisary due to the dual-core processor? My friends HTC Desire HD starts lagging and stuff if he doesn't use a task killer so... I believe that's all. Thanks in advance :)
     
  6. mattism78

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    There is a pre-installed task manager. Task killers are generally frowned upon on the latest versions of Android OS. They seem to be too aggressive and often times kill processes that are needed. I find the program that comes pre-installed to be quite helpful.
     
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  7. daivik

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    Pre-installed one is adequate is is very good (at least in my experience) in multi-tasking, yet when I reload apps, it's instant. No waiting or "re-building" like on iOS.

    :D

    And don't forget 1GB OF RAM. LOLO :D:D:D Say goodbye to lag. :)
     
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  8. ayoo456

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    Maybe you should also try out the app "wave launcher" works pretty well
     
  9. astonred

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    yes, yes, yes, nice one
     
  10. wasdvd

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    The Itching Thumb app give a WebOS like deck of cards view. The only thing I would like for additional function is for the background tasks to keep running, with updated thumbnails.
     
  11. daivik

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    This is gonna sound stupid...but can you tell me how to use this on the GS2. I just can't seem to get it working. The screenshots of it looked like just what I wanted...but it just won't work. Perhaps a quick walkthrough of what you did once you installed it please.?? :D:D
     

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