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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by drax6, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. drax6

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    Hi there

    I am new to this forum, and Android.
    I'm thinking to buy Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) and begin to develop some apps for that platform.
    Before I do, I would like to know more about os.

    I have been searching over the net various information (Android and SGS specific) but I haven't managed to find answer to this question:

    Correct me if I am wrong, but when Android multitask applications, they all do running in background until that when I start some new app, and there is no enough RAM memory available, OS automatically closes some active app.
    Is there any way to prevent this?
    I would like more to OS prevent me from launching that app instead killing active one (eg. to popup message that there is no enough RAM).
    I don't care if I need to root/patch/modify phone as long it will provide me multitasking like on PC (or Symbian, if anyone have experience with that).


    Also I am loyal Symbian user, but I don't like what they have done to Symbian now.
    Thats why I am seeking for alternative (Android).

    Thanks for any help.
     

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    Don't quote me but I think you can list the app as a "Service" (although it chews up more battery) and it will have higher priority over other apps.
     
  3. drax6

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    Thanks for reply.
    So I should be able to prioritize applications, which is not bad.
    But can I prevent app from being closed by OS?
     

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