Multitasking?

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    I know that android supports multitasking but i don't see how. I haven't been able to have multiple apps open and switch through them. Nor have i been able to leave an app and come back to it and be where I left off. How does android support multitasking?
     
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    hold the home button and you should be able to switch between your recent apps.
     
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    thanks ill try this.
     
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    Turn on the Music Player and check your Email -

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    If I have tap talk open and I receive an email, I scroll down the notification bar, tap the notice, the app opens, I open and read, respond, or delete the email and tap my back and I am at DF tap talk.
     
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    Couldnt an iphone running ios 3.9 or lower(before ios officially supported multitasking) do this also, even though ios was not considered an os capable of multitasking?
     
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    I understand your point with having a notification bar and everything. I guess i was just thinking a little to generic ...my previous idea of multitasking was having multiple things open at once in different windows and having overlapping windows, things of that matter. I guess right now that's kinda far away for any mobile operating systems. :(
     
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    That added to AT&T's lousy service motivated me to return to VZW and get a Droid. Very good decision.
     
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    Actually Palm does a good job on WebOs of multitasking using a card interface, which is sort of like different overlapping windows. That's the one thing I'm jealous of about my stepmom's Palm Pre. Hopefully Google hiring one of the creators of the UI for WebOs helps Android create a more intuitive way of multitasking in the future.
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    A little too specific, actually. Multitasking doesn't mean windowed though every windowed OS's I've seen multitasks.
     
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