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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Comment by Luminair
by Luminair on Wed 1st May 2013 15:49 UTC
Luminair
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2007-03-30

In my opinion, application management is an issue of user freedom. And I have a belief that more freedom is better.

I want to manage what runs when and where.

I want to choose when and what to minimize to the big tray or the little tray. I want to choose how many tabs are in a window and when to break them into a new window. I want to choose how many windows are displayed on a screen and where they go on that screen. And most importantly for this mobile topic: if not all applications are allowed to run all the time, I want to choose which applications run all the time, and which get frozen. I have priorities and I want the system to support me and mine.

Supporting application management is important and valuable to me.

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