Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Apr 2010 21:23 UTC, submitted by kragil
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "There is a lot of misconception around support for multitasking in the iPhone and its giant cousin, the iPad. What follows is my analysis of the situation. I am not privy to any insider Apple information. Moreover, while my knowledge is certainly colored by my work on Android, I'm not drawing a comparison or using any Google-specific knowledge." Interesting stuff about how Android does multitasking.
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puelocesar
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2008-10-30

Sorry, but I have one N78, one N810 and one iPhone and guess what? Multitask on Nokia devices suck. And suck very hard. What the point of multitask if any application I open will make the whole device unusable??

And situation with Symbiam is much worse, as you have no clear indication of what applications you left opened, so people with short memory like me have to keep checking what apps I left open all the time, not to mention people like my wife that always let many apps opened without even noticing it.

For me just last year appeared some decent implementation of multitask, and it's with Palm Pre, which has a very elegant solution to it. It's a pity no one seems to like the device.. The N900 seems cool too, but I'm not sure since they won't sell it on Brasil...

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neowolf Member since:
2005-07-06

I recall multitasking on my N700 being a bit rough, but my N900's been a dream, and it's largely got the same hardware at the current generation iPhone. The core UI is still single window/full screen, but the compositing window manger works wonders for management and unless I'm explicitly trying to run CPU intensive applications together the performance is just fine.

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ariarinen Member since:
2009-02-07

Sorry, but I have one N78, one N810 and one iPhone and guess what? Multitask on Nokia devices suck. And suck very hard. What the point of multitask if any application I open will make the whole device unusable??

And situation with Symbiam is much worse, as you have no clear indication of what applications you left opened, so people with short memory like me have to keep checking what apps I left open all the time, not to mention people like my wife that always let many apps opened without even noticing it.

For me just last year appeared some decent implementation of multitask, and it's with Palm Pre, which has a very elegant solution to it. It's a pity no one seems to like the device.. The N900 seems cool too, but I'm not sure since they won't sell it on Brasil...
Well, I have one XM5800 and N900. The 5800 manages multitasking rather well, it can have open 5 apps (browser(skyfire or opera mobile), f-secure, ovi store, music player, notes ). But the 5800 has more ram 128mb and faster cpu (434 Mhz ) then the N78.

Well current Symbian/s60 5th has 3 indications that tells you if you have something on. 1 green ball on top of the icon, all open apps listed under the home button, and home screen has the green ball on top of the main icon.

But the N900 dose it much better.

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cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

Then delete the crappy app it would suck in single tasking too...

I have an N800 and can leave it on for DAYS with multiple apps running it only eats battery when used.. if you aren't using an app actively it really isn't using all that much resources.

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