Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Oh multitasking. That staple of computing that got thrown out the window with many modern smartphones. We got some rudimentary thing in its place - but even as multitasking on phone and tablets improves, its user-visible side remains cumbersome. Windows 8 has a neat implementation, and now it's time Android follows in it footsteps.
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RE: Comment by Soulbender
by drcouzelis on Wed 1st May 2013 13:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by Soulbender"
drcouzelis
Member since:
2010-01-11

Hold down home button for 2 seconds then pick the task. Wow, that's really cumbersome.

Wait... I've never really used an iPhone before. The iPhone makes you wait two seconds to switch tasks? That sounds disgusting. :O

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RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender
by Soulbender on Thu 2nd May 2013 05:11 in reply to "RE: Comment by Soulbender"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

No I was talking about Android and I was also wrong, you hold it down for ~1 second.

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RE[3]: Comment by Soulbender
by _txf_ on Thu 2nd May 2013 10:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Soulbender"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

And if you use a recent phone or a nexus, the task switcher is even faster than that. Also no need to hold buttons, just tap...

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