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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"No hard drive, ergo no swap"
by fche on Mon 5th Apr 2010 02:28 UTC
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That logical leap is at the core of Robert Love's guess about the multitasking issue. But in fact flash can be used as a swap backend on mainstream operating systems, so it can't be that bad or that complicated. Try again.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:

No, I think he was suggesting that the lack of a hard drive meant that there was limited memory of all kinds that the iphone os could use.

It could use some of its flash for swap. The lowest end Iphone has what, 8 gigs of flash? It might be difficult to do swap on that advertised space without people getting upset. If people are treating them like ipods and loading their entire music library, there might not be much of that space left for swap.

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