Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Apr 2013 21:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Oh multitasking. That staple of computing that got thrown out the window with many modern smartphones. We got some rudimentary thing in its place - but even as multitasking on phone and tablets improves, its user-visible side remains cumbersome. Windows 8 has a neat implementation, and now it's time Android follows in it footsteps.
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by phoenix on Tue 30th Apr 2013 21:26 UTC in reply to "comment"
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Android already does that. Been doing that for over a year with Android 4.x. Did most of the following on Android 2.x as well, but it wasn't nearly as smooth as on 4.x (especially 4.2).

Start browser, start download, open mail, read mail, get notification download completed, open file browser, do stuff, go back to mail, read new mail, start podcast player, stream podcast, switch to game, keep listening to podcast, etc.

And it's pre-emptive multitasking at that, something Windows 3.1 never had. ;)

Edited 2013-04-30 21:27 UTC

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