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  1. devildriver6

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    So, I read a few places that the multitasking button on the Galaxy Nexus was only a quick menu to get to.apps, but if you swiped them away, they didnt close...

    It seems to close the app, not just be a quick link...
     

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    idk... try running the music app hitting home and then pressing the multi-tasking app and swiping it away. The music stops playing.
     
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    It definitely seems to close them for me when I swipe them away... (kind of useful actually to quickly close running apps).
     
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    Turns out the bloggers who said it didn't close the app were mistaken, it does in fact close the app when you swipe it off. If users get into a habit of closing apps through this menu when they are done using them, they will likely find improved battery life from not having things running in the background.
     
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    I can't remember the source, but I saw some back-pedalling the other day by people who had originally claimed that swiping it away didn't close the apps. They claimed that Google had set them straight.
     
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    Most apps aren't running in the background. They are suspended so they will resume quicker when you open them again. By killing processes you are using more battery when you open the again because the must be read from disk and then initialized.

    You should only kill misbehaving apps. An app suspended in ram cost you nothing as it has to be powered no matter what. When you start running low on memory, which happens less on phones with this much ram, the is will free up memory by killing suspended apps.

    This isn't windows mobile so don't sweat the apps. You will do more harm then good. Whether swiping them away causes them to be killed I don't know. You could swipe one away then go to the applications tab in settings. Find the app and see if the "Force Close" button is enabled.
     
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    Yep. That's a major difference between Android (and Linux in general) and Windows.
     
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