The recent apps list provides a thumbnail view of recently opened apps, allowing for easier multitasking on Android devices.

On devices with hardware buttons, the recent apps list is opened by long pressing the home button. Devices that lack hardware buttons (such as the Galaxy Nexus or Motorola Xoom) will instead have a dedicated button on the button bar that looks like two overlapping frames.

Recent Apps List showing Chrome, Clock and GTalkSMS

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