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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RE[3]: Good article, but...
by darknexus on Tue 6th Apr 2010 00:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good article, but..."
darknexus
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You CAN be LOGGED IN to MSN, be playing music and surfing the 'net OR checking email. I didn't mention ANY of those other apps, but hey, don't let facts get in the way of your agenda...


No, you can't at least not in the sense that most people mean. Play music and do another task, yes. Play music and do two other tasks at once, no. You see, you cannot remain logged into MSN as long as you wish, you are limited by the push time of your messenger program of choice. IN other words, you must set how long you will remain active on *their* servers, which in turn talk to the IM servers in question, once you close the app. You cannot keep your MSN app running in the background, remaining logged in from *your* device as long as *you* wish to, if you want to switch to checking your email or browsing the internet. Once you close the IM app, the timer begins counting.

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