Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th May 2013 18:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This is the Nokia I remember. The company just unveiled the Nokia Asha 501, which has a completely new version of the Asha software platform. Fast, responsive, stunningly great and simple hardware, and an unbeatable price ($99!). It borrows a lot from MeeGo on the N9, and overall excites me infinitely more than their Lumia offerings. I want one of these so bad.
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RE: And the main question is....
by dsmogor on Fri 10th May 2013 20:25 UTC in reply to "And the main question is...."
dsmogor
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2005-09-01

Does anybody know if any firm of background services is possible on the platform?

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wigry Member since:
2008-10-09

Not for regular developers. Nokia itself can develop background services but basically thats about it. You can have single foreground midlet active at any moment and they cannot go to background. If one midlet executes another midlet, the first one is killed before launching the other one. Two midlets can communicate with each other using Content Handler API but again the caller is killed and the responder is launched. Then the responder can send the reply back tho the initiator which terminates the second midlet and launces the first one. Now it is developers responsibility to detect, that the midlet was woken by CHAPI call and must restore state to where it was before. To user it seems that two midlets are running side-by-side but not really.

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