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Android equivalent of iPhone "app tray" at bottom of home screen?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by blackdog709, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. blackdog709

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    I've had my Samsung Galaxy Player for a few weeks now. {Gingerbread} It's my first Android device. On an iPhone, there's a "tray" at the bottom which keeps all apps that are currently open. Pretty much the equivalent of having a program minimized in Windows on your PC. Click an icon there and it opens the app exactly where you left off. I don't get this in Android. If I want to change apps, I go back to the Home screen, and get the next app I want to use. In the meantime, the old app is still running; I can see it in Task Manager. But I cannot get right back to it without finding the icon again and re-opening it. Even within the Task Manager, you can only Exit or Uninstall an app; you can't reopen it.

    Any thoughts about this?
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    Didnt mean to hit thanks button lol but hold yoir home button for a couple seconds and it will bring up your recent apps
     
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    And you can extend that capability with QuickDesk BETA, free in the Market. I've used it for a year and a half and wouldn't live without it.
     
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    And although I have not added one yet, a launcher is going to give some sort of capability with this too, right?
     
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    You have a launcher. You have the Samsung TouchWiz Launcher. the Launcher is basically the interface of the phone, if you don't have a launcher, lets just say you wont be using the phone if it did not have one. :)
     

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