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 karunko on Tue 6th Apr 2010 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good article, but..."
karunko
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2008-10-28

I didn't mention ANY of those other apps, but hey, don't let facts get in the way of your agenda...


...agenda?!? Damn, my plan has been thwarted again... whatever it was! ;-)

Yes, you can use the iPod app while surfing the web and you could even play a plain MP3/AAC/AAC+ stream with Safari in background (thus losing the ability to check any other web site) and even use that travesty of push notifications to keep in touch with your MSN buddies, but that doesn't change the facts: you can't run multiple apps on the iPhone *yet*.

However, Apple will offer a sneak peak at iPhone OS 4 during an event scheduled for April 8th so, hopefully, this is going to change soon.

Oh, and about your other remark:

The majority of users couldn't give a rat's hindquarter about multitasking


Culd be, but only if you ask the wrong question. I mean, people don't even know what a web browser is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4MwTvtyrUQ) what do they know about multitasking? ;-)

But try asking if they'd like to run this, that and that other app at the same time instead. What makes you think they'd say no?


RT.

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