Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Feb 2011 20:54 UTC
Windows So, Mobile World Congress is going on over in the beautiful city of Barcelona, and there, Steve Ballmer held a little speech about Windows Phone 7's past, present, and future. Especially the future interests us, as a lot's been planned for this year: copy/paste, hardware-accelerated mobile Internet Explorer 9, and, yes, multitasking!
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RE: Fast task switcher 2.0
by Blackadder on Tue 15th Feb 2011 00:38 UTC in reply to "Fast task switcher 2.0"
Blackadder
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2010-02-03

Since you brought up computer science, I personally don't know if any smartphones which do not have multi-tasking in the scientific sense of it. They are all essentially running tens to hundreds of tasks in parallel through scheduling and time sharing on one set of resources (processor, memory, etc.)

The distinction here is user and application oriented "multi-tasking" or better said "Multi-Application". That has understandable limitations on today's phones so different vendors try to limit the negative impacts through limiting the way multiple apps run in parallel.

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