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Motorla Milestone App management

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by broli, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. broli

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    Hi so im new to this phone, and im a little confused about app management.
    I see there is a "last used" list (holding the home button), but dosnt say whats running and whats not!
    some apps, like the market seem to remeber the last view, so they start there and feels like there where running all along, but where they?

    let me give you a Reallife(TM) example. i open youtube, and choose a video. while is loading (not fast connnections arround here), i switch to the mails, and when i come back, the video did not only not load, but it went to the previous screen...

    but apps like meebo, apear in a special "notification" are of ongoing things ...

    should i assume that things not going in that special notification area are not running? is not that i feel the phone slower, is just that im a control freak. i would like to know how it works.... thanks!

    PD: sorry for the mess, i had java disabled and the WYSWYG interface didnt registered the new lines
     

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    Broli, great link. I learned a lot. And actually explains some of what the OP is talking about.

    I think that its because (in your example) when Youtube is put in the background, its assuming you don't want to use it anymore, and in order to conserve resources, it cancels the video. Apps that use notifications are written specifically to run in the background through services. Apps that aren't in use I believe just idle in the memory until you call them up again, or are terminated because the system needs more memory for other applications.

    That's how I understand it at least. Its very different compared to how Windows manages programs, that's for sure.
     

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