Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 7th Feb 2010 19:11 UTC
Windows Later this month, Microsoft will most likely unveil Windows Mobile 7 Windows Phone 7 at the Mobile World Congress. Rumours abound, and the latest set of rumours paint a rather dramatic turnaround for Microsoft's mobile platform - no more multitasking, application distribution limited to official channels, and a whole lot more.
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Look at android
by matto1990 on Sun 7th Feb 2010 21:50 UTC
matto1990
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2009-04-18

The way multitasking is described in this article is exactly how it works on android. Each application can pause and save it's state while the use is doing something else. It is then resumed when the user goes back to it via the backstack.

The next part of the puzzle is background process (called services) which run whatever the user is doing. These are used for things like playing music, downloading applications in the market and whatever else.

There are also push notifications which are used in combination with services to generate notifications for the user to action on.

Overall i love how it works and it would be brilliant if Microsoft did something similar and would work perfectly.

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RE: Look at android
by mckill on Sun 7th Feb 2010 22:06 in reply to "Look at android"
mckill Member since:
2007-06-12

Look at iPhone, the APIs allow the apps/games to save it's state or 'pause' and when you return to the app it can then continue.

a lot of apps have this already, it works great.

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RE[2]: Look at android
by kragil on Sun 7th Feb 2010 22:23 in reply to "RE: Look at android"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Except that they can't really do shit in the background (play streaming music or download something). On Android they can

Why don't all the Iphone fanboys don't get that multitasking is a Good Thing(tm)


I have read so many brainless nonsense today "that nobody needs multitasking on a phone" and "that this a good decision" bla bla

Utter nonsense .. phones get more powerfull every 6 months and become more and more real computers.

And real computers need REAL multitasking.

And once IphoneOS ships with real multitasking all the same people will crawl out of the woodwork and hail the JesusPhone and God Jobs.

Pathetic!

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