Linked by fran on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 22:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nokia has temporarily closed the MeeGo-themed branch of its Qt Quick components project. [...] Hartz says that moving behind closed doors is a temporary measure and that the code will be published as soon as the developers are permitted to do so. Although the situation is a little bit frustrating for developers, it's arguably an extremely positive sign that Nokia is getting close to finally delivering a MeeGo product."
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RE[3]: Hopeful
by tbcpp on Fri 4th Feb 2011 22:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hopeful"
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Not exactly true. Basically while in an app, non-system tasks do not run. So if you are playing a MP3, and then go to your contacts list, the MP3 will stop playing.

Phone calls are considered "System Tasks" and as such are handled by the OS. This was the big deal with the iPhone 4. They said they added "multi-tasking" but they didn't really add it. Instead they extended these system level processes to support a broader range of applications. So if you want to play an MP3 in the background, you make an OS call that says "continue to play the data from this network stream", and then when your program is terminated by the OS, the music will continue to play.

This method saves on battery life, and keeps the system a bit more responsive, but in my opinion is a crappy excuse for a multi-tasking OS.

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