Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Nov 2010 16:44 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless ...and finally it pays off for OSNews to have a Dutch editor. Yes, I knew this glorious day would one day be upon us, the day upon which the rest of the technology world would be struggling with Google Translate to decipher a Dutch article with news in it. But not for OSNews, oh no! Anyway, Steve Wozniak, Apple founder and still technically an employee, gave an interview to a Dutch newspaper (the worst we have, but still) in which he made some interesting remarks. Update: Told you it's the worst newspaper we have.
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RE[7]: Cheap shot at Symbian
by viton on Sat 20th Nov 2010 11:48 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Cheap shot at Symbian"
viton
Member since:
2005-08-09

You open a web site that is slow while checking emails while playing music while video chatting on skype, moving quickly from app to app.

So what is the problem?
http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/multitasking.html

I expected to see something spectacular.
Not to how to save 2 seconds while waiting for website to load. I prefer to be sure what apps will not crash inexpectedly because of memory allocation failure or affect the smoothness of foreground app scrolling.
LOL, while writing this message my Android system freezed when I pressed submit button, forcing me to retype the entire post. Wish them burn in hell.

I didn't tried videochatting yet, but I hardly see myself playing music and videochatting at the same time.
If web site loading is slow, why should I consume extra bandwidth to check emails or videochatting(!) ?
Web site loading on WIFI typically takes only a few seconds.
Maybe I can switch apps faster, but there is no advantage.
Just tap "home" twice to see a list of running programs and select or kill them as you wish.
How much faster you can do it in Maemo?

waiting in front of your browser for youtube to start.
Ohh! 2 seconds? Not a big deal.

Edited 2010-11-20 11:53 UTC

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RE[8]: Cheap shot at Symbian
by spiderman on Sat 20th Nov 2010 16:28 in reply to "RE[7]: Cheap shot at Symbian"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

Android does not have multitasking either actually. You should try it on WebOS, Symbian or Maemo. Once you have tried it, you will see what I am talking about. It is really a feature that makes your phone more valuable.
Actually the web site you linked to is Apple. this is the only site that pretend that iOS has multitasking. Every other site say it is disappointing and believe me it is.
Even engadget says it:
http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/21/iphone-3g-ios-4-and-you-whats-mi...
This is Engadget, the most pro-Apple site you can find on the web bar Apple's own site.
Here is what Ars says about it:
http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2010/06/ars-reviews-ios-4-what...
Ars is also considered a very pro-Apple web site.

Edited 2010-11-20 16:39 UTC

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RE[9]: Cheap shot at Symbian
by viton on Mon 22nd Nov 2010 10:24 in reply to "RE[8]: Cheap shot at Symbian"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

Every other site say it is disappointing and believe me it is.
I don't need to read the sites, as I actually use 4th gen device.
Obviously you have messed things up.
Your engadget link shows iPhone3G with iOS4.
In context of iPhone4 / iPod Touch, the following quote is completely wrong.

Multitasking: this is the big one. Double-tapping the home button doesn't give you the handy menu, there's no fast app switching, and background use is missing in action.


You should try it on WebOS, Symbian or Maemo.
As I said, the "real" multitasking, where all programms are expandedd in memory is not a good choice for mobile gadget, because of limited amount of RAM and performace. I don't want a demanging tasks to run in background to mess with my smoothly working foreground app, except for music/downloading (what works perfectly on iOS).
As I said, I prefer PERFECT experience without a single dropped frame to 2 seconds time economy.
I used Symbian S60 and programmed for it in the past. It was awkward, terrible platform.

Edited 2010-11-22 10:35 UTC

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