Google introduced a revamped Recents interface with Lollipop in the hopes of making it easier for users to jump between tasks. But is Recents the best method of switching tasks? Let us know if you actually use the Recents button as a task switcher and why.
XDA-Developers Book Giveaway!
As you may already be aware, we recently launched our first book, aimed at giving new users a fun and easily-digestible primer into the world of Android. In the book, we cover a variety of topics including the basics of rooting, some of the tools used in theming, and fun things you can do once you have achieved superuser status.
Now as a way of saying thanks to a few of our most loyal fans, we would like to give away twenty copies of the book. To enter, simply leave a quick comment below stating why you love XDA. Tomorrow at this time, twenty winners will be selected at random and receive a PM from yours truly asking for your mailing address. To make shipping a little easier, this contest is open to US residents only.
Now once you’ve read this and submitted your entry, get back to ROM flashing, you ORDers! If you don’t win but would still like to purchase a copy, please visit the following retailers:
- Amazon (physical)
- Amazon (eBook Kindle)
- Barnes & Noble (physical-Nook eBook coming soon)
- iBooks (eBook)
- Google Play (eBook)
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Many of you probably dual-boot your personal computers, be it to run Linux alongside Windows or because you have a Mac and hate OS X. On a computer platform, the process can be a life-saver for a variety of reasons, particularly software compatibility/integration. It’s not rare to see computer programmers with Linux partitions or Mac gamers that use bootcamp for their videogames. On computers, the process has gotten relatively simpler over time, with Microsoft and Apple typically supporting the notion....
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