Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Nov 2009 16:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This weekend, Palm launched its second webOS phone, the Palm Pixi. At the same time, the company also released webOS 1.3.1 for Pre owners in the US (other countries will follow later this month). At the same time, Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein talked to The New York Times about his company.
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Laurence
Member since:
2007-03-26

Are these common issues though? I really don't think WebOS will overcome the lag issues in the sort term - I hear techie geeks complaining all the time about iPhone not allowing background apps yet that is the very reason the Pre has these sorts of issues.


Other handset OSs pull off background apps with success.

If Apple are such inspiring developers as some people make out, then I'd have expected them to have found a workable solution rather than simply not implimenting it what-so-ever.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

they can do it (apple apps can run in the background) they just dont let other people do it

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

they can do it (apple apps can run in the background) they just dont let other people do it


I'm aware of that (and that jailbroken phones can run 3rd party apps in the background), but that doesn't change my point.

Rather than implimenting a workable solution for 3rd party developers, Apple just removed the option to them altogether.

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memson Member since:
2006-01-01

Other handset OSs pull off background apps with success.


Do they? Are you very sure about that? Most OS I've used on mobile devices that multitask eat battery life like nobody's business. Even the iPhone, when multitasking, has poorer battery life. If I listen to music and use other functions my batter goes down way faster. But never as fast as the Win Mobile phones and Nokia phones I have around me. The Android devices I've used also crash and burn in a similar usage pattern. I believe Apple should allow multitasking, but I's rather wait for hardware that is capable of multitasking without compromising my user experience and without leaving me high and dry when the battery fails to last a full day.

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