Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:11 UTC
Google Once upon a time, in a land, far, far away, there were two mobile operating systems. One of them was designed for mobile from the ground up; the other was trying really hard to copy its older, desktop brother. One was limited in functionality, inflexible and lacked multitasking, but was very efficient, fast, and easy to use. The other had everything and the kitchen sink, was very flexible and could multitask, but had a steep learning curve, was inconsistent, and not particularly pretty.
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Windows Mobile
by WorknMan on Mon 19th Dec 2011 20:55 UTC
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I was given a Palm Treo Pro running Windows Mobile 6.1 to use at work, and I hate it so much. Just like The Gimp, I don't give a damn what its capabilities are; there's just something to be said about piss-poor usability, and anything that requires a stylus as the main input method fails. Of course, that's just my personal opinion and if yours differs, that's ok... there's no shame in being wrong ;)

As for task switching, I think ice cream sandwich will address some of your complaints, as it has a dedicated task switching button. However, there's a gesture where you can 'swipe away' apps to get them off the list, but that doesn't actually close down the apps - just removes them from the list. Google seems hellbent on making sure users don't have the ability to close down apps when they know they're finished with them, and anybody who says apps in the background aren't really running has obviously never used the Navigation app.

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