1. the2ndflood's Avatar


    I did some searches on this topic, but couldn't find anything related to this. My question, is there a version of the AndroidOS that has multitasking like the WebOS has? Where you can have a bunch of apps open and running all at the same time and then be able to minimize different apps into the background so you can switch between many apps at once and just be able to work more easily? If there isn't a version of Android that can do this, is there any apps or mods that can do this? If Sprint doesn't get another WebOS phone before my Pre breaks down, then I will be forced to switch to an Android phone. But I'm so used to the WebOS's ability to multitask, that it would be a tough transition to Android without multitasking. So I just want to see what the AndroidOS can do with multitasking.




    06-30-2011 12:14 AM
  2. srkmagnus's Avatar
    You can have apps stay open and running in the background. Flipping through them is not as good as webos does it. Hold home button and a list of recent applications appear. I think there are apps that give you better view of recent apps, but you won't get the "card view" of running apps.

    Edit: I found a few you might like.

    Itching Thumb (Task Manager) | AppBrain Android Market

    Visual Task Switcher Free | AppBrain Android Market
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    06-30-2011 12:47 AM
  3. the2ndflood's Avatar
    You can have apps stay open and running in the background. Flipping through them is not as good as webos does it. Hold home button and a list of recent applications appear. I think there are apps that give you better view of recent apps, but you won't get the "card view" of running apps.

    Edit: I found a few you might like.

    Thumb (Task Manager) | AppBrain Android Market

    Task Switcher Free | AppBrain Android Market
    So switching between tasks on the AndroidOS will not look as good as it does on the WebOS? As long as I can switch between tasks, then it wouldn't matter to me what it looks like. As long as I can do it, then I'm happy. The Task Switcher free looks good icon wise. Wow there is a bunch of task switching apps for the AndroidOS! How did I miss that? Thanks so much for your help!!!!!!
    06-30-2011 12:59 AM
  4. srkmagnus's Avatar
    This is what the stock Android Os recent apps lists looks like:
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    06-30-2011 01:29 AM
  5. the2ndflood's Avatar
    [QUOTE=srkmagnus;1046747]This is what the stock Android Os recent apps lists looks like: [IMG]


    So are those apps shown in that window open apps that are running in the background ready to be used? Or are they just shortcuts to apps that you had open, but were closed out after you exited them?
    06-30-2011 03:14 AM
  6. takeshi's Avatar
    Unless you specifically exit an app, apps are left running unless resources need to be reclaimed.

    I did some searches on this topic, but couldn't find anything related to this. My question, is there a version of the AndroidOS that has multitasking like the WebOS has? Where you can have a bunch of apps open and running all at the same time and then be able to minimize different apps into the background so you can switch between many apps at once and just be able to work more easily?
    As stated above Android does multitask. It just doesn't have the same task switcher that WebOS does.
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    06-30-2011 08:00 AM
  7. srkmagnus's Avatar
    So are those apps shown in that window open apps that are running in the background ready to be used? Or are they just shortcuts to apps that you had open, but were closed out after you exited them?
    Those apps are the 8-apps last used, in order. Android has a great built in manager in that the apps are closed in the background to make room for new apps and to keep the phone running smoothly.
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    06-30-2011 09:18 AM
  8. theduder's Avatar
    I was a die hard WebOS fan, running a hacked Pre- with 2.1 WebOS.

    I switched to the Nexus S 4G and have never looked back. The Gingerbread version of Android is quite good, but the EAS client has several shortcomings.

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    06-30-2011 10:55 AM

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