1. Have you updated the software? Make sure you're on the latest update.
Originally Posted by Hitch_Itch
2. As far as widgets goes, I would say that the "cards" are as close as you can get. Push the home button and put the current app into "card" mode and leave it there. Feel free to have several open at one time. As you open various apps, when you "minimize" them they will be stacked into groups of the same type of app.
3. On your home screen, to replace the stock app, push and hold until it glows and then move it to the apps page. You have to have an open "slot" for an app to go to. Find the app you want to use, push and hold until it glows and drag it to the bottom. You can even rearrange those apps.
4. Yes, when you flick an app off the screen, it really closes the app. I think the difference here between webOS and Android, is that you had to install an "App Killer" to make sure all your apps are not running in the background?
On the Touchpad, even if there is an app running, it's not that big of a deal as compared to your phone where your battery life is concerned. Heck that's one of the nice features of the apps running in the background, their always on, ready to use!
Glad to have you onboard. I appreciate the way you voiced you concern with webOS compared to Android. Constructive Criticism is much more tolerable than flat out dogging webOS on a webOS forum.