Question regarding Windows Phone 8 "X" Button on GDR3

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imbasaurus

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we all know that the "X" button will come to our phones by the time they decide to release GDR a.k.a Bittersweet Shimmer on Nokia devices, given the circumstances. what will now happen to the "tombstoning" activity of windows phone? will windows phone still continue to do such things or it will be disabled since we will get the "X" button for closing the apps.
 

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Tombstoning will still happen the way that it did before.

As far as I know, the 'X' icon to close the app will appear on the 'multi-tasking' screen ( the one that appears when you long-press the back button and scroll through the 'open' apps. The 'X' button won't be in the app itself.

I imagine that hitting the 'X' button on the multi-tasking screen will remove the app from the list and remove any storage and background tasks that happen when the app is open.
 

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Background tasks are not affected by whether an app is in the back stack or not. Apps that are in the back stack (the "multitasking" screen) are not running unless they are background location aware apps or background media apps. Apps in the back stack that are not of that type are either in memory, suspended (not doing anything), so that they can quickly resume their former state, or tombstoned, which means not in memory, but they can still be gotten to through the back stack, and depending on what the developer did to institute tombstoning, the app could "appear" to have not stopped running. Either way, they are not doing anything.
 

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Background tasks are not affected by whether an app is in the back stack or not. Apps that are in the back stack (the "multitasking" screen) are not running unless they are background location aware apps or background media apps. Apps in the back stack that are not of that type are either in memory, suspended (not doing anything), so that they can quickly resume their former state, or tombstoned, which means not in memory, but they can still be gotten to through the back stack, and depending on what the developer did to institute tombstoning, the app could "appear" to have not stopped running. Either way, they are not doing anything.

I was waiting for you to chime in on this thread...http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-phone-8/243771-battery-drain-due-webpage-open.html Given what you say here, this looks like a good time to ask your input.
 
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