iPhone & Multi-tasking?!
This hasn't been mentioned much - probably because most treo userrs are used to it..but from what I saw of the iPhone, apart from playing music it doesn't multitask does it?! Kinda like Palm OS in that aspect..is this an advantage WM5 has and can utilize more to it's advantage on an iPhone clone?
- 01-16-2007, 08:35 PM #2
Yes, it multi-tasks. It has OS X, a unix foundation underneath. In the video on youtube done by Phil Schiller when he switches apps, you can clearly see some of them were already running. Especially near the end of the demo it switches to the browser with a web page already loaded.
- 01-16-2007, 10:11 PM #3
- 01-16-2007, 10:47 PM #4
I guess it depends on the app. In the demo, I only saw them press the home button to switch to another app directly. But of course if there was an email address it went to email. In the web app, when there was a phone number it sent to the phone app. Seemed pretty easy and straightforward to me. If you mean the dock, no I didn't see it. It would be a waste on such a small screen.
- 01-17-2007, 10:05 AM #5
- 01-17-2007, 11:01 AM #6
Multitasking means you can have multiple applications running at the same time -- e.g. listen to music while you are typing a message, or play a game while you are downloading your mail, or acquire a wi-fi connection while you are talking on the phone.
- 01-17-2007, 12:03 PM #7
No it doesn't. It suspends and closes the app. The difference is the app can still be running in the background when the front app is running.
Palm OS supports limited examples of co-operative multi-tasking. If the front app doesn't release CPU cycles the background app doesn't work (like stuttering in Pocket Tunes you get on the 700p). With true multi-tasking (pre-emptive) no app can hog the system even if it crashes.
- 01-17-2007, 07:15 PM #8
- 01-17-2007, 07:18 PM #9
so, you have your programs running, how do you switch between them?
- 01-17-2007, 07:58 PM #10
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- 01-18-2007, 01:24 AM #17
Is this supposed to mean something? If anything that furthers the fact that they could add quite a bit more before this thing hits.
Besides, there were only a few not shown at the keynote: Notes, calculator, camera, and calendar.
Pogue used the calendar and commented on it in his blog, so that one currently has something behind the icon.
Notes and calculator. Pretty standard. I doubt they drop these before launch.
Camera, well unless they take the camera out I doubt there will be nothing behind that icon when it goes on sale.
Hmm... Where have you been reading now?
EDIT: Oh yeah there is also the settings, which Pogue also commented on and disclosed a few of the options in there.
- 01-18-2007, 08:02 AM #18
That's your choice. (You're obviously not alone here.)
I'd just like to know WHY you feel as strongly as you do about Apple (specifically Jobs, maybe) and this phone. I'm curious, since it seems to be a trend with you (me being optimistic about the phone is a trend with me, you could say).
/< / /2 /<
- 01-18-2007, 12:55 PM #19
I don't agree with overhyped overvalued devices, especially with so many obvious limitations. Most of what we know are pretty negative, yet everything is spun by the fanboys as positive. You know you Apple fanboys have a destinct reputation on the internet as being incredibly sensitive. Maybe you need to remove that tree from your eye before trying to reach for the splinter in mine.
- 01-18-2007, 01:16 PM #20
- 01-18-2007, 05:45 PM #21
YOU DO NOT determine what I do and do not like. Sorry buddy. As much as you want to, you can't.
I like Apple products. I will admit it, I like what Apple does. I enjoy their products. Are there negative to the iPhone? Of course, for me that happens to be the lack of 3G.
For you it is obviously everything. That is your opinion though. My point in chatting here is not to convince anyone. Just a discussion. I will however point out the fallacies in your argument. And while you are quick to call someone a fanboy, it would seem that you are the biggest one here.
You feel that you have the rather sad task of making sure people hate this phone. Why? Does it bug you so much that someone will buy it?
I wanted to avoid it, but you really are a sad person. You offer nothing to the discussion. You can say you are critcizing and trying to get people out of the RDF, but your comments are both snide and condescending. It is sad that you think anyone who likes this is an ***** or a "fanboy".
Why don't you stick to your Windows Mobile blog. Seriously. You act as if this phone is the devil incarnate. Grow up.
- 01-18-2007, 06:36 PM #22
i'm still going to buy it/try it no matter what surur, mal or any of those discontents may say. i'm going to find out for myself when the time comes. but for now, let those have their fun. let them hate it and love whatever it is theirs (i really do think Palm is a nothing company, their product design and advancement is almost laughable, many on TreoCentral think so).
this is their life
- 01-18-2007, 06:42 PM #23
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