Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Feb 2010 21:01 UTC
Windows Since I'm a little under the weather at the moment, posting is a bit slow on OSNews (yes, a story about Notion Ink's Adam is upcoming!). I'm kind of picking the simple and easy-to-write items for now, and this is most certainly one of them. As some of you might know, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7 Series yesterday, a complete reboot of its mobile operating system. While little is known about its internals, it's most likely based on Windows Embedded CE 6.0.
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RE[2]: mmm mmm good
by poundsmack on Tue 16th Feb 2010 22:38 UTC in reply to "RE: mmm mmm good"
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

Most of my coding goes into the embedded space these days, so as far was WinCE (not win phone, but it's underlying platform go) its surprisingly good.

As for multi tasking, WinCE 6.0 R3 is very very good at multi tasking. I would be surprised if MS prevented their phone setup from being able to, after all they are trying to get the edge over apple and that would be a good way to do it. even apple is reportedly going to have multi tasking enabled in their 4.0 release. The only drawback if battery usage increases (and some other things not worth mentioning due to irrelevance). MS wants to get the upper hand, and I would be shocked if they shipped this new mobile OS (based on CE 6.0 R3) totally stripped down, it just wouldn't make sense.

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RE[3]: mmm mmm good
by Fettarme H-Milch on Tue 16th Feb 2010 23:17 in reply to "RE[2]: mmm mmm good"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

I would be surprised if MS prevented their phone setup from being able to

MS already announced that there won't be multitasking.

The only drawback if battery usage increases (and some other things not worth mentioning due to irrelevance).

So recent experiences with webOS phones getting really slow when a few apps are open is "not worth mentioning due to irrelevance"?

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RE[4]: mmm mmm good
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 16th Feb 2010 23:33 in reply to "RE[3]: mmm mmm good"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

MS already announced that there won't be multitasking.


They have not announced any such thing. They haven't said ANYTHING about this.

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RE[4]: mmm mmm good
by poundsmack on Tue 16th Feb 2010 23:46 in reply to "RE[3]: mmm mmm good"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

"So recent experiences with webOS phones getting really slow when a few apps are open is "not worth mentioning due to irrelevance"?"

The WebOS problem you use as an example is, well, a WebOS problem. It's a fairly new operating system and its multi tasking implementation is not as good. WinCE 6.0 has been tried and tested under a staggering amount of different circumstances and mission critical environments. WinCE's multi tasking is incredibly efficient and has been fine tuned over many years. WebOS is still, to an extent, in it's infancy and does not have it's roots any deeper than the hand held market.

So just to wrap things up, WebOS's slow downs, due to multiple applications running at the same time, effect (drum roll).... WebOS. ;)

Edited 2010-02-16 23:47 UTC

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