Proper way to exit an Android app?

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    The right way to end an Android app is?

    A. Android Back button.
    B. An Exit/Quit button in the app.
    C. Kill the task/app.

    Even the Android Market doesn't use (A) if a download has started.
    Not every app has (B).
    Many apps restsart themselves, so sometimes (C) does not work.


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    Back/Home button is my preferred way. Definitely not tak killers.

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    I thought the Android Home button throws the app in the background, not exit it.
    Are there apps that terminate using the Home button?
    And the Android Back button is used by some apps to navigate to the previous screen, not exit the app.
    Can be confusing to an Android newbie...

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    Some apps shut down after being idle for certain time

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    Another option would be to set all apps you don't want running all the time to auto-end, which is what I did.

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    How do you set an app to "auto-end"?

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    Usually you just keep pressing your "back/ previous" button til it exits the application.

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    Applications/task manager and then just tap the check boxes of apps you want to auto-end and then tap "add to auto-end" at the bottom.

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    I don't have that option. Stock DroidX running Android 2.3.3 (VZW .605 OTA)

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    I'd love to know how to auto end apps also. I'm getting a SGSII on Tuesday switching over from an iPhone. I'm used to an app like backgrounder which let's you set those kind of options to which apps background and which don't. To have this on my GSII would be epic.
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    Therein lies the problem. I missed the detail that you have a Droid X. It must not have the same built in apps as my stock X2.
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    This "auto-end apps" sounds like a very nice software (task manager) option available on your X2, despite a common school of thought that suggests that trying to manage apps by ending/killing them using an app is not a good idea.

    What version of Android and VZW OTA update are you using?
    I wonder if this option is from Google, Motorola or Verizon...
    Why would Motorola not make this option available on the DroidX?

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    I'm using the latest OTA from VZW 2.3.4, but have had the auto-end since I got my phone with 2.2.2 on it, so not sure where that capability came from.

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    I use the back button or if I have a stubborn app, I can hold the back button and it will kill the application. CM7

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