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    Quote Originally Posted by dalebert54 View Post
    This is a fantastic guide. Like so many above, it has made me less apprehensive about loosing my WebOS. (super)upgrading to the Photon, and i am finally looking forward to the change. I cut my teeth over on PreCentral, and AndroidCentral looks like it has a community that is just as helpful and passionate about the platform (and dont have to be doom and gloom at all times because of...ok too many things to list here)!
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    If you are new to Android Central, Welcome! You might already be a member of our sister site, PreCentral(preware - simple root, patches - to make a simpler, better phone - QUICKER) .

    The webOS Homebrew community has developed hundreds of patches to add features to "rooted" Palm Phones. Few were used by Palm, keeping webOS easy to set up. Google added hundreds of these features but that means that there are more options to set up initially. This guide will help you compare the differences and find key features.

    ← Click the Getting Started button at the top of every page will take you to the Getting Started with Android - Tips and Tricks. There is help for everything including Keyboards, Applications, etc.

    Synergy
    Android automatically syncs your contacts and calendar with Facebook, Flickr, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Microsoft Exchange. A friend's photos, status, name and number pops up when they call. If they update their Facebook profile, your Android is updated too. To set accounts to sync: Tap Home > Menu > Settings > Accounts & Sync. Use Outlook Calendar Sync to sync with your Outlook calendar. See the Getting Started, Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn Sync for more.

    Transferring Contacts to Android
    Here is how to Transfer webOS Contacts to Android.

    Multitasking
    Android Multitasking automatically saves your work when you go to another app. You can start an email, start a text, open a web page, listen to music, and you can go right back where you left off in the email. Long-press Home to see your last 8 Recent Apps.

    Cards
    If you miss cards, try Perfect Task Switcher, Visual Task Switcher, Wave Launcher, Itching Thumb or launchers like LauncherPro.

    Themes
    If you rooted your webOS device, you could install themes. With Android, you do not have to be rooted. Just use a launcher like LauncherPro to change icons, backgrounds, etc.

    Folders: 3 Taps to 320 Apps
    See Folders for details.
    One of the most missed features from Palm Treo's is Folders. Android lets you sort your apps into Folders such as Tools, Multimedia, Games, etc. Tap Home > {Folder} > {App} for any of up to 256 apps.

    Browser
    See Internet Tips and Tricks for details.
    Youd can double-tap on an Android brownser screen or pinch out to zoom.Android "re-flows" and "word-wraps" to fill the space so text is not cut off. Android uses the full screen. THere are dozen of popular Browsers to consider such as Dolphin or Opera
    Click here for this example: Official webOS 1.4.5 Discussion.

    Android also allows you to have multiple Browser cards open at a time: Tap Menu > Windows > + or long-press a link to open another window.

    More Icons
    The webOS 4x4 Icons patch allows 16 apps per screen. The Android Folder Organizer (free) app lets you have 4x6, 5x6, or 5x7 icons per screen, 20+ apps per folder, and change icons and labels without rooting.

    Just Type (Universal Search)
    webOS 2.0 Just Type is similar to Android Search and iPhone Spotlight. Tap Search and...
    • Just type "ma" and Mail, Maps, and every Mark or Mary will pop up.
    • Just type "oliv" and your friend Oliva pops up along with local Olive Gardens.
    Search also lets you choose what is included: Tap Home > menu > Settings > Search >Searchable Items.

    Voice Search
    Long-press the Search for Voice Actions to just say your command or search. (Introduction Video) You might say: "send text to Bill Byrne let's meet at 6 o'clock on fifth avenue outside the guggenheim museum". Also consider Vlingo. See Search for more.

    Visual Voicemail
    See Visual Voicemail for details. Tap here to see a sample.
    Basic webOS Visual Voicemail apps are available but are limited. The screen below shows a typical Android Visual Voicemail screen with a slider, Play ►, Pause ll , and Delete. Tap Menu to text back or Forward a voicemail or save it to your SDcard.

    microSD
    Keep your favorite movies, music, and photos with you. Key to Backups. 16 GB ~$26 - 32 GB ~$55 & 64GB

    HDMI/DLNA
    HDMI and DLNA allows Android devices to output to HD TV or projector for home theater or business presentations.
    HDMI: Standard to show a presentation, photos, or movie. Adapter cables allow VGA or RCA out.
    DLNA: Standard wireless output to your newer Blue-ray, TV, PS3, etc.

    Overclocking
    Overclocking forces a phone to run faster than designed. Overclocking voids the warranty and can damage components. While rooted Androids can be overclocked, most already run at 1+ GHz and Android is very efficient. Facebook or Google Maps open on a Pre in about 11 seconds vs about 2 seconds on an EVO.

    Notifications
    Android Notifications are in the top bar and take up no screen space. Drag down to see them. In this case, you have missed a call, have 3 new email, have your GPS and 3G on with good signal and it is almost lunchtime.

    Swipe the Notifications down and they stay on screen until you tap one or swipe the Notifications up to close them. The Missed Call apps lets you set different repeating sounds and vibrations for missed calls, emails, and texts. See Notifications for more.

    Lockscreen Notifications
    Apps like Executive Assistant (free) let you see and respond to individual notifications from the lock screen. In addition Executive Assistant allows you to set repeating reminders for missed calls, emails, texts, calendar events, and more. You can set customized sounds, vibrations, and LEDs for each. (Executive Assistant-No ad version, Details)

    Key Apps
    Here are a few more of the many Applications you may want to try.
    Go Contacts lets you dial a middle part of a name or number. For 202-456-1414, you can dial "456" or "1414".
    TouchPal Dialer lets you dial their initals for instance dial 2 for B, 6 for O for Barack Obama.
    Email: K-9 Mail is way better than the stock email app. Get Touchdown if you need Microsoft Exchange support.
    Messaging: Consider HandCent SMS or ChompSMS to replace the messaging app
    Browsers: Consider great options like Dolphin or Opera
    MyBackup Pro ($5) - Automatically backup messages, contacts, bookmarks, homescreens, alarms, dictionary, etc. Trial.
    Folder Organizer (free) - Sets up folders, change icons, and increase from 4x4 icons to 4x6 or even 5x6. See: Folders
    ASTRO File Manager : Install, run edit, & backup apps, etc. much like webOS Internalz
    Brightness Level - With two taps, you can change your screen birghtness level.

    Widgets
    A widget is a live app icon on a homescreen. webOS has one widget: the Calendar app icon updates to show the date. Widgets can take the space of a single app icon or multiple icons. See the General Tips & Tricks for how to use widgets to set up an amazing control panel. Beware: some widgets take a lot of battery power. Here are some great Widgets to get you started.

    Tajm - The amazing clock widget in words instead of numebrs shown above.
    Battery Status (free, Upgraded $1) - Puts the real battery percentage in the Notification Bar.
    The Weather Channel - Puts the temperature in the Notification bar.
    • Speed Dial Widget: Folder Organizer (free), GO Contacts (iPhone theme), MeContacts, or QDial.
    Battery Left Widget - Estimates battery time left.
    Today Widget - Day and date in a 1x1 widget. ($1 Pro version has color options)
    • Curvefish: • WiFi On-OffBluetooth On-OffGPS On-Off
    Volume Button Controller – All the volume levels in one place.

    Live Wallpaper
    Live Wallpaper is animated. The Earth rotates, grasses wave, clouds billow, stars move, fish swim, water ripples, and little robots dance. Practical uses include live GPS and weather maps.

    Touchstone
    The Touchstone, Powermat, Enerergizer Wireless Charger, and Duracell myGrid are accessories that allow wireless inductive charging (based on Nikola Tesla's induction patents).

    Touch-To-Share
    TTS is a type of Proximity Transfer allowing two devices to transfer information. HP Touch-to-share (TTS) transfers URLs between two HP devices sharing the same profile (Engadget). Bump transfers contacts, songs, photos, events, money, friends, and apps between any two iPhones or Androids. Near Field Communication offers much more.

    Other Considerations
    Different Android phones offer many other features:
    Screen Sizes: 3", 4", 5", 7", or 10" screens.
    Storage: 32 GB microSD card option
    Camera: 5 to 8 MP or more, Autofocus, Digital Zoom, Effects
    Video Chat: Front camera for Video Conferencing
    FM Radio, compass, etc.

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    Thanks! BUT Nexus is no PRE.
    - not intuitive
    - problematic in spite of 'by google design'
    - give me an %$#&* break - it impossible to close an ap without an app? AND THAT APP VIOLATES THE SPIRIT OF GOOGLE DESIGN???????????

    ie. I am playing a song on Amazon - but do not want to trash my battery, so I open winamp and NOW both songs play??????????/ PRE - NO ISSUE, if it was - fix is 'ONE FLICK'

    ps I am business person with employees and I am not going back to HP anytime soon, no interest in Apple AND I love most of Nexus / Google - but seriously lacking. I use the music example an example - it is not my big aggravation. My BIG aggravation is that IT WAS 10 TIMES EASIER TO USE PRECENTRAL to make my ancient Pre work in the car, for biz, for fun, for one hand - than it is to make the nexus work. I have spend months with the different launchers, going clean, going google, going adw .... zeam ... the best seems to be GO - but why is it crashing the more powerful hardware and eating battery and SOOO hard to use?!?!
    Last edited by funkmeisterbrau; 07-30-2011 at 04:19 AM.
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    And PS - I have reset and worked on 3 different NEXUS S 4gs - as I have the benefit of trying to set up employee phones - the old spare, 'weak' 'girlie man' pixie was intuitive to our non smart phone 20 year old aupaire from Europe and the Nexus? - use Google voice with sprint and get 5 text., tones, alerts ... etc for every call ? msg? in/out ????

    I love the transcription so much ... that I keep reading the forums trying to make it work ... but the one widget is abominable.

    Sort of sorry for the rant - but this is months of frustration ... and I have been a smartphone, palm user - bleeding edge guy since the first palm or for that matter Tandy computer ... Palm sucked at marketing, HP got slow ... but they made something work easy and YES better than apple.

    The BS of sprint/HP (silence) and inability of either to talk straight, the lack of the right biz apps, pushed me to android - but there has to a better way? Can google not make the google experience a little less MS DOS like? Powerful maybe - but I need an IT department that hangs out here to get it done. ...

    PS my old palm pro rocking SPB Mobile Shell and win 6.1 was 'a better experience' for getting business done ...
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    PS - I am doing reset now and going to try 'google - straight' with the few apps that seem to work for me.

    Damn launchers are cool but seem to burden the phone ...
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    My Pre finally died after two years. Lack of WebOS support, new phones (where is Pre 3?) etc. from HP, Palm and Sprint forced me to switch to Android. Love my new Nexus S 4G. Great phone but sorry, WebOS is light years ahead of Android or iOS.

    Several here mentioned how they didn't like being stuck with the WebOS launcher and how easy it is to customize on Android. WebOS is far easier to customize anyway you wish. Most homebrew tweeks no longer require rooting the Pre so easy even for the novice.

    Is there an Android launcher that can wrap icon text to two lines rather than truncate at 6-8 characters or so? WebOS by default is two lines but tweeks could change the font size to help even more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funkmeisterbrau View Post
    my old palm pro rocking SPB Mobile Shell and win 6.1 was 'a better experience' for getting business done ...
    I'm still rocking the SPB Mobile Shell on my Palm Treo Pro...reading through this guide getting ready to move to Android this week. At least SPB Mobile Shell is out now for Android, so the transition *should* be a little easier. (Had Pre & Pixi previously.)

    I was also planning on getting the Nexus S 4G. However, I don't want to constantly be messing with my phone...I want to get it setup and have it just work. Threads like this make me nervous that's not going to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorelse View Post
    ...I was also planning on getting the Nexus S 4G. However, I don't want to constantly be messing with my phone...I want to get it setup and have it just work. Threads like this make me nervous that's not going to happen.
    The Nexus S is a Developer phone.

    If spending a weekend trying to get something to work is your idea of heaven, the Nexus S is for you. If that would be the weekend from hell, this may not be the phone for you.

    The Nexus S is a full out stripped down hot rod. No microSD, no HDMI, no Facebook Sync, no HD, no Notification LED, no Speed Dial, no Smart Dial, no Zoom, texts limited to 160 characters, no FM Radio, limited video formats, etc. It is for the tweaker who can't wait to get it home to put a new engine in it (ROM).

    There are nice Nexus S Facebook, LED, microSD, Email, Text, & Camera Workarounds for 16 of the issues.

    Check out the Phone Comparison for more on hardware. Also see the Vote for Sprint's best Android phone to see what other users are voting.
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    i would like to see a rom built for android devices because with all the termoil in the webos world (and the fact i held on my palm pre for 2+ years.... i was in line on day 1 june 12 2009)i had to go with the evo 3d. and since webos can now run on dual core devices i think with the right team (our loving and devoted homebrew community)we get this done with the quickness. i have seen amazing stuff come from these people with my pre. i prefer webos over android anyday. and i have flashed roms running on my 3d right now. so i see no reason why we cant get it up and running on any device. So lets get this going. and i know i will be more than willing to donate any time or money to get this happening.

    im sure others out there are wanting the same thing to happen
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    While I'm very happy with my unrooted Epic, here are a few things I miss from my day-one Pre:

    1. The task manager. The writeup at the start of the thread recommends Itching Thumbs, Wave Launcher etc. The thing is, they're all just apps, and so when you press the Home button it needs to load the app if it isn't resident. If you do anything memory-hungry (Firefox, Angry Birds, etc.) your launcher gets terminated like any other app when the phone needs memory. My Epic has half a gig of RAM and I still have to wait 10 seconds for LauncherPro to restart after running Firefox, and Itching Thumbs was pretty much unusable. Android purists will say you don't need to see a thumbnail of a running app just like iPhone people used to say you didn't need to multitask on a phone. Well, we don't need to use smartphones at all, but we do, and I was really spoiled by the ability to flick back and forth between apps. It makes the long-press-Home switcher feel like Windows 3.1.

    2. For that matter, the "automatically kill apps when you haven't used them in a while" feature is a great theory, but in practice it means that so much as bringing up the task manager will cause Firefox and other large programs to lose their state and reload from scratch, even if they're only using less than 10% of my phone's RAM. Yes, WebOS saying it was out of memory and I needed to close some cards was annoying, but at least I got to choose which apps got closed. And switching to another task to check something and back to the text message I'm writing only to find myself in a different conversation than I was in previously, because every app maintains state differently even when they're not terminated, has caused me a lot of embarrassment when I didn't notice.

    3. Non-invasive Exchange support. My Palm Pre didn't have ActiveSync support, yet it was still able to connect and sync with my clients' Exchange servers without having to accept ActiveSync policies. I'm not going to give an Exchange server controlled by someone else the right to wipe my phone remotely when they didn't buy me the phone, so my only option for Exchange access on my Epic is OWA Light. "Sorry, I didn't get your email this morning because I only remembered to check OWA just now." I understand there are hacked versions of the mail client I can use when I root my phone, but my Pre did it before I even enabled homebrew on it.

    4. If there are keyboard shortcuts for page up, page down, home and end in any of the popular browsers (stock, Dolphin Light, Miren, Firefox, Opera) I haven't found them yet.

    5. A standardized keyboard layout. While the SSH and VNC options (which I use pretty much daily) are far more robust than those available on the Pre, the fact that every phone has different keys (or none at all) results in things like "Hold down the trackball for CTRL" (whose phone has a trackball anymore?) or "Press End Call for ESC" (I swore I'd never get another phone without a hangup button, but somehow I did). I got a patched version of ConnectBot that lets me use the useless Smiley button as a CTRL key, but other apps don't fare nearly as well. If I'm lucky, maybe

    6. Interactive indicators. On the Pre, you could swipe down on the indicator bar to get the date, which wifi network you were connected to, etc. Alarms showed up as notifications, which was annoying at times because of the screen space used but often useful. On Android, wifi and alarm states are reported in the indicators, but to see what alarm is set or which network you're on, you have to go into settings menus, sometimes more than one level deep.

    7. As others have noted, there's no OS-level screenshot facility, no way to silence the phone without turning on the screen (but at least I haven't had an alarm go off in the movie theater because WebOS alarms defaulted to not respecting silent mode),

    There are so many things I like better on the Epic, even without having rooted it, that it seems almost silly to bring up these minor downsides. For example, just being able to run Firefox (and be able to scroll overflow: auto divs and iframes that seem to be used on more and more sites these days) makes my Epic twice the web browsing device my Pre was, and Android's voice recognition does a way better job than any of my PCs ever did without having to train it. But it hasn't been a 100% smooth transition. No doubt other power users have had their own issues to deal with, but I'm glad I got out of the WebOS downward spiral four months before it hit bottom, and I haven't even powered up my Pre since then.

    I still hold out hope that HP will release WebOS as free software and allow Google to copy some of their design wins, but I'm not holding my breath.
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    One thing to note about synergy that's different (for people coming from WebOS and might be confused as to why it's not working):

    * In WebOS, if you have a "john Doe" on Exchange and a "John Doe" in Hotmail and a "John Doe" in your phone contacts (that were added from your last phone), it'll give you one entry in Contacts with all of them linked.

    * In Android, although it syncs all those contacts with their servers, it does NOT link them. So you'll get:

    "john Doe" - from Exchange
    "John Doe" - from Hotmail
    "John Doe" - from your phone
    "johndoe2@somehwhere.com" - also from Hotmail

    If you want to link them, choose one of them in Contacts, hit the "Menu" button (looks like this: http://androidhelps.net/wp-content/u...-Menu-icon.jpg), choose "Edit", then hit the Menu button again and choose "Join" and then find the other contacts (one at a time)
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    I wish that we could find patches or hacks to boost the google flagship device the nexus s 4g because even though its a great phone some minor improvements could be made to it. As for switching over from webos i find that the device is different but similar, so downloading apps that mimic webos helps the transition
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    Great thread....

    I'm a soon to be webOS refugee. I bought the pixi (OK, it was free), but then the support for the device went away 2 months later. I bought a Touchpad on launch day (which I love).

    So apparently I feel like the platform-kiss-of-death.

    I dislike iSheeple, and BillyGates ware. So as I'm tiptoeeing into the android waters, this thread will be a huge help.

    It seems like finding the right phone will be the biggest challenge. I'm not one for putting a big screen TV in my pocket, but it seems like those are the only ones spec'd. From what I'm reading, there is a cycle about to come out and waving in the IceCream version of android. Is that fact or crap?

    I look forward to "homebrewing" the phone a bit too.....
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    Vote in the PreCentral Poll: Are you planning to switch away from webOS?

    And then check out the results!
    Last edited by milominderbinder; 08-22-2011 at 01:02 PM.
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    Anyway to get youtube to play in the background?
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    Oh....what bugaboos do I need to watch out for with android? I mean even if Ghandi, Buddha and Jesus make a partnership to save webOS, I'm still going android....
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    How can I change the icons when I get a email for words... Like forward, reply, etc...
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    I am now the proud owner of an HTC Evo 3D. Sorry to see the demise of WebOS--so sudden. I loved that OS. I miss the card view, but I've quickly gotten the hang of Android.

    One major GLITCH I've found has to do with the Android Marketplace. I've had no problems downloading free apps and was even able to buy the Spiderman 3D game app via Sprint account.

    However, now when I try to buy PAID APPS in the marketplace, it seems to hang on the "authorizing purchase" screen. Twice I've cancelled purchases within the 15 minute windows to get the refund. After reading that this is a common problem and that I just need to give it more time, I tried again. Now I've been waiting for over 45 minutes for the app to download but it is still showing "authorizing purchase". This is ridiculous. I previously used my credit card to pay for the purchases so I tried billing Sprint this time to see if that would help it go through. No luck. How long should I wait? 24 hours?

    I already cleared the Marketplace cache as this was one of the suggestions I read about.

    Am I better off just purchasing through Amazon?
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    I just moved my phone to a WiFi deadzone so it went to 3G. Then I just hit 'cancel' then 'purchase' and then it downloaded and installed. Weird. Anyone else experience this?
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    OMG this thread just made it seem so easy to leave WebOS... Dag it! decisoins decisions
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    Quote Originally Posted by raindog469 View Post
    While I'm very happy with my unrooted Epic, here are a few things I miss from my day-one Pre:

    1. The task manager. The writeup at the start of the thread recommends Itching Thumbs, Wave Launcher etc. The thing is, they're all just apps, ... I was really spoiled by the ability to flick back and forth between apps. It makes the long-press-Home switcher feel like Windows 3.1.
    This is exactly what I was thinking. I just switched from a Pre Minus to a Photon and it's a better phone in so many ways. But I can't believe how primitive the task manager is. It really DOES feel like Windows 3.1 (or maybe the last version of DOS). At least Win 3.1 had Alt-Tab switching.

    Or am I missing something? Is there a way to flip back and forth between open apps as I would in a modern operating system?

    I'm not trying to gripe. I think I'll come to like Android a lot but I'm sort of at a loss here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonbx View Post
    This is exactly what I was thinking. I just switched from a Pre Minus to a Photon and it's a better phone in so many ways. But I can't believe how primitive the task manager is. It really DOES feel like Windows 3.1 (or maybe the last version of DOS). At least Win 3.1 had Alt-Tab switching.

    Or am I missing something? Is there a way to flip back and forth between open apps as I would in a modern operating system?

    I'm not trying to gripe. I think I'll come to like Android a lot but I'm sort of at a loss here.
    Based on my brief experience with Android and iOS, I think the best we can get directly from the OS is a list of most recently used apps by pressing and holding the Home key. This roughly approximates what you're asking for, but is still a far cry from the awesome task management we've gotten used to on webOS.

    Android and iOS both try to hide the complexity of task management from the user. The apps pause and go to the background, and only terminate if the OS determines it needs to free up RAM (unless you use a task killer to forcefully terminate them). Perhaps this behavior is intuitive to someone who's never used a computer before, but I personally find it extremely frustrating.
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    Hi,

    I should be on Android by the end of the week with the new Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch.

    I'm trying to get my apps lined up.

    I know that the first app I will be purchasing is Newsroom.

    But now I'm looking for something to download my podcasts automatically like 'drpodder' from WebOS?

    Thanks all!

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    Doing well so far..
    The EVO 3D has replaced my pre and have all my stuff going. The last was the AKO (Army Knowledge Online) webmail which was a bear to set up on the pre. On the droid it went just fine and installed the security certs just fine.
    I think my Pre will be finally laid to rest.
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    Awesome guide! I'd like to see one for iphone to android!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonbx View Post
    ...Is there a way to flip back and forth between open apps as I would in a modern operating system?...
    Sure, just long-press Home to see your last 8 apps you have used. Tap the one you want to go back to. It will open right when you left off.

    With Android you are two clicks away from any of your last 8 apps, no matter what order they are in. Once you get the hang of it, it is hard to go back to shuffling cards around to find the right one.

    I have an Android and a Pre. I am dramatically faster switching apps on the Android. You will be too. It is just like going from a manual transmission to an automatic. webOS had you do all the shuffling, moving, and closing. Android will do it for you. Android Multitasking is so simple, you don't even think about it. With Cards, you have to always be thinking about it.

    See the Getting Started section on Multitasking for this example.
    → You are listening to tunes and start an Email. A Calendar pop-up says: "Get gift for bday party"
    → The store has it but the price is ridiculous. Use Barcode Scanner to see Best Buy has it on sale.
    → You hear a song & Shazam it to see who it is. You rip an MP3 of it from YouTube.
    → As you drive, you keep getting texts. You use Messaging speech to text to reply.
    → Best Buy tries to charge you full price. You show them their own in-store ad online.
    → You have voice mail. Use Visual Voicemail to hear the party is now at Olive Garden.
    → You get a Facebook that the party now starts at Olive Garden. You reply.
    → You use Voice Actions to say: "Navigate to Olive Garden"
    → At the party, video chat with a friend who's away.
    → Take photos & HD video & post on Facebook. You Bump your number to someone new.
    → Later, you go back to the email and say, "I'll send more tomorrow."
    — Milo
    ← Tap Getting Started at the top of any page for help with:
    - Settings - Email - Backup Everything - Phone - Messaging - Music & Photo Sync
    - Keyboards — Folders - Favorite Apps - Extending Battery Life - My Avatar
    - iPhone User's Guide to Android - (Palm) - Tablet & Phone Comparison - Epic4GT - ATT - TM
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