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Support back button or home button for exiting apps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by slith003, May 28, 2011.

  1. slith003

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    Is it still better to use rhe back button when exiting apps or has froyo made using the home button acceptable? This is regarding battery life.
     

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    Tapping the back button is the accepted method for exiting an app. Tapping the home button takes you back to the home screen without usually exiting the app - this allows multitasking.

    By the way, normally when you exit an app the app exits unless it is involved with a service that needs to keep running, such as weather, in order to poll a server for information. You may see that app listed in Manage Applications but the app isn't running, unless it's service-oriented, it's cached so it will open faster the next time you need it.
     
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    The first I thing I use is an "Exit" button in the app's menu. If that is not there, then I use the back button.
     
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