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Hear hear!

Neither do I like what happens in my Galaxy S, if I
1) Set a countdown timer in a platform clock app and start it (~start cooking something)
2) Start a web browser (~while waiting)
3) Go back to the clock app only to see that app was killed i.e. countdown timer setting lost and timer not running(!) (~dish overcooked and ruined)

This displays a complete disregard to what the user does with the device.


Are you comparing the experience on Android pre-ICS or on Ice Cream Sandwich? AOSP has beefed up the OS in ICS to allow what you request: switching between multiple applications running in active memory. I had similar issues with Gingerbread devices, but now quickly jump between many open applications by using the what used to be the menu button.


Hi Andrew,

Thanks for that. Indeed my Android devices are running Gingerbread and Honeycomb. When I have a chance Ill have a look at if/how ICS has improved things.



What company put out the rom? Because I have seen tons of apps (stock quotes, facebook, twitter client, kitchen sink) preload on my HTC that will remain in memory, leaving active apps that I actually want to use with precious little space left. I imagine purified "hacked" roms to run much more smoothly.

Android feels like Windows all over again with all the bloatware. Except that you can't remove the bloatware without rooting the device.

N900 Fan

Android is a poor substitute for a proper computer operating system. It brings back memories of Windows 95 with its reboots and inefficient system resource utilization. Multi-tasking is a reqiured feature for many users. I use it all the time on my N900. My next device is the Nokia 808 with Belle.


Regarding the first post: the problem comes from the countdown app. The system will ALWAYS call onPause before killing an activity, so the dev has to store the countdown start date before the onPause and resume it at the begining. You can't blame android for a bad app developer


I want to information about to use android in Galaxy y dous.

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