Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 30th Jan 2013 23:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless And so, today, RIM announced its Hail Mary - a brand new mobile operating system (well, sort-of new), as well as two new devices. In addition, the Canadian company also officially changed its name from Research In Motion to Blackberry. The first few reviews of Blackberry 10 are already out, and it's not bad. The problem, however, is that in the case of Blackberry, 'not bad' could easily mean 'not good enough'.
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RE[2]: Wishy Washy What?
by mkone on Thu 31st Jan 2013 23:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Wishy Washy What?"
mkone
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If I can speak for myself... The fact that Android and iOS can randomly close background apps at any moment, without having their state swapped out to mass storage first, is a major design mistake. If QNX can manage to avoid this outcome in some way, it will already have done mobile multitasking a favor.


I am sure that is by design. If the OS makes no guarantees that it won't forcibly close your app if it needs the resources for apps and tasks in the foreground, or indeed guarantees that it will forcibly do so, then developers will not be tempted to code apps that need to be run in the background. At least those paying attention won't be.

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