Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Feb 2010 19:11 UTC
Windows Later this month, Microsoft will most likely unveil Windows Mobile 7 Windows Phone 7 at the Mobile World Congress. Rumours abound, and the latest set of rumours paint a rather dramatic turnaround for Microsoft's mobile platform - no more multitasking, application distribution limited to official channels, and a whole lot more.
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Look at android
by matto1990 on Sun 7th Feb 2010 21:50 UTC
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The way multitasking is described in this article is exactly how it works on android. Each application can pause and save it's state while the use is doing something else. It is then resumed when the user goes back to it via the backstack.

The next part of the puzzle is background process (called services) which run whatever the user is doing. These are used for things like playing music, downloading applications in the market and whatever else.

There are also push notifications which are used in combination with services to generate notifications for the user to action on.

Overall i love how it works and it would be brilliant if Microsoft did something similar and would work perfectly.

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