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Android runtime application cover should indicate how many apps are running

asked 2013-12-28 21:23:11 +0300

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updated 2013-12-28 22:23:00 +0300

LaruX gravatar image

If multiple Android applications are open, the Android runtime cover shows the last application that was open, and there is no way to know if it's the only one, or if there are others. It would be useful if the cover would show a badge with the number of open Android applications, or thumbnails of e.g. up to 4.

This is related to another question: https://together.jolla.com/question/322/android-applications-should-not-be-grouped-in-the-same-window/ - Having individual covers for each Android apps would of course be optimal, but if too difficult to do then this could be a simpler solution.

EDIT: This is also related to question: https://together.jolla.com/question/5181/android-runtime-app-cover-should-allow-switching-between-currently-running-apps/ - user should be able to easily switch between Android apps.

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Good & Simple idea.

LaruX ( 2013-12-28 22:21:12 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-08 18:43:05 +0300

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Android is not multitasking. Whether an application appears or not in the "recent programs list" does not mean it is actually running. It may be running without appearing on the recent list or it may have been terminated even when appearing on the recent list.

Easily testable with any browser -- if it's just started it will reload the current page.

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