Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 22nd Oct 2011 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember back when Nokia jumped to Windows Phone 7, abandoning all other platforms and future directions? Remember Elop's infamous 'burning platform' memo was coveniently 'leaked' to the web? Remember how Elop claimed Windows Phone 7 was the only way forward, since nothing else inside the company would be ready for prime time soon enough? Remember how I thought this was a very good and sane decision? Well, the first reviews of what will be the only MeeGo handset from Nokia (the N9) are in, and well... To whoever decided to go WP7 and ditch MeeGo: I don't like you. To myself: I'm an idiot for arguing this was a good idea.
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No it isnt
Member since:
2005-11-14

Of course it does. There's limited CPU time and limited RAM. If iOS had similar capabilities, it would run up against it limits even sooner, as OS X is a resource hog like no other.

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Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

The point is, that is doesn't, because it shouldn't. iOS does more with less. MeeGo, Android, webOS, and all the other OSes with less restrictive multitasking are CPU and battery hogs.

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No it isnt Member since:
2005-11-14

According to most reviews, the N9 has fairly decent battery life, as do some Android phones. In actual tests, as opposed to fanboy opinions, the Galaxy S2 has better battery life than the iPhone 4 and 4S (depending on use, of course).

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kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Yes, which is why iOS does not make 'true multitasking' available to the developer. It's certainly in the OS; it's just Apple made the call that they wanted to give users a uniform user experience without the need to have to go and kill applications to make your device more/less sluggish.

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