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Old 14-06-2010, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
>> I could be wrong but Symbian does not do real pre-emptive multi-tasking

You are.

>> apps to and from the foreground

You can move apps to and from the foreground. They carry on running when they are moved to the background. The application gets a message from the operating system when it has been moved to the background. It can carry on doing things if it wants to or it can go to sleep. If it goes to sleep (as most will) it won't impact battery life.
Right. Then this is pretty much what the new iPhone OS will do. Correct? So in terms of multi-tasking there is no discernible difference other than Apple decided to implement it when they felt the time was right rather than rushing a half-baked idea out the door. Either way, multi-tasking will be taken off the list for some of the Symbian zealots to knock Apple for.