X-files: Multitasking on the Nokia X

Nokia X - Fastlane

If you have ever wondered about it, stop wondering. The Nokia X actually does multitasking.

While there is no home button to press and hold to bring up the recent apps menu as obtains on other smartphones that run Android apps, the Nokia X lets you multitask in a different way. Here is the secret:

When you return to the Nokia X home screen from any app, that app is not shut down. Instead, it stays running in the background.

Here are practical steps for multitasking on the Nokia X range of smartphones:

  • When you are using an app and you press and hold the back button on the Nokia X, you are returned to the home screen
  • To return to using a recent app, swipe from the right of the screen to access Fastlane, where you can tap on any recently used app
  • You will find that the app opens up right where you left it before returning to the home screen earlier
  • To launch a new app, press and hold the back button to return to the home, then scroll down to find the app you want to use

Don’t forget: When you return to the Nokia X home screen from any app, that app is not shut down. Instead, it stays running in the background.

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One thought on “X-files: Multitasking on the Nokia X

  • June 10, 2014 at 3:55 am
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    The Android design guideline actually does not require that apps should have an Exit button. Lots of apps lack an exit button, and, some, like Opera Mini /Mobile, make the appearance of an Exit button depend on if the user selects that behaviour.

    This means that, no app has an obligation to shut down when the User Switches away from it by whatever means.

    The Operating system manages everything. Automatically. Only on Android.

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