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After deploying an application in the Android emulator (I'm targeting Android 4.1.2 - API Level 16) and running it:

  • the application is not displayed in the Settings > Apps > Running list
  • the application is displayed when holding the home button for a long time
  • the application process is listed by the "ps" command (ran from ADB)

Is it a normal behavior ?

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It is normal if the application has been started and then closed instantly! –  yrajabi Nov 26 '12 at 15:12
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Not only "instantly". Long-holding the home button shows "recently started" apps, which are not necessarily "currently running". Check the processes list with either ps in a terminal emulator, or some process listing app, to see whether it is really running. –  Izzy Nov 26 '12 at 15:31
    
Well the thing is that the "ps" command indeed shows that the application is running (I edited my question to mention that). In fact, I know that it's running... since I can see it on the emulator screen ! –  laurent kubaski Nov 26 '12 at 16:22

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