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TaskOS For Android Updated with Video
We have featured this magnificent new concept of switching tabs for Android before on XDA. Recently profete162 provided us with an update, this update includes a video to show us the application at work.
From the video I see the application is a very simple strip of opened task, and it takes a lot of its gestures from Palm OS’s. The flick up to close is a very nice and some what interesting way to close applications. This could easily replace the normal task switcher for Android, and I think that would work better since the maker has been looking for ROM cooks for his application.
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