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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RE: Windows Mobile
by anevilyak on Tue 20th Dec 2011 15:16 UTC in reply to "Windows Mobile"
anevilyak
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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.


Only an app that registers a background service (which the navigation app obviously has to do since you don't want your gps nav to stop running because you want to go check something else) continue to run in the background. Other aspects of apps get suspended/serialized when the app leaves focus. Such an app appears in the recent task list, but is most definitely not actually running any more.

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