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You have seen the ads where Android based devices like to brag about how awesome their multitasking is and now even the iPhone claims to have multitasking. Unfortunately it’s pseudo-multitasking borrowed from Android, but fear not. Android has “real” multitasking as well. It’s easy to do, but even easier to screw up. In this talk you’ll learn how to do it right, and how to do it without killing a phone’s battery. We’ll discuss the dreaded “P” word (polling), as well as alternatives such as Android’s cloud to device messaging and persistent connections.