- 09-14-2012, 10:35 PM #2
Background tasks will be able to run. Separately 8 main apps will be allowed to be "frozen" (accessible through the back button). Functionality basically stays the same I think.
The background tasks part is a big deal. It means devs can get access to background location and VOIP (oh yeah!) services on the same level as the OS.
- 09-14-2012, 11:04 PM #6
I hated having to hold the back button to go back to an app where it was left off. I would like to be able to tap the app correctly and have it be where I left off (in wp7 they always start from the beginning). Will this be possible in wp8?
- 09-15-2012, 12:08 AM #7
- 10-03-2012, 02:18 AM #8
back button multitasking is a boat load of crap. you have no control when the app closes, sometime they close by themselves. i want to start an app, have it run, then close when i tell it, not when i open another app.
i want to download email attachments, while i read other emails and draft an email and use a sports tracker and have two documents opens all at the same time.
- 10-03-2012, 10:46 AM #13
- 10-03-2012, 11:10 AM #14
- 10-03-2012, 12:19 PM #16
Android multitasking... which is not true multitasking, but pretty close, blows. I can hit the home button out of Bad Piggies, for example, on my GS3 and many times Watchdog will pop up saying it is using a lot of CPU in the background.. WFT? The Endgadet app on Android is another example of an app that goes out of control on Android. Has since it was introduced. That type of multitasking is unneeded.
You guys can probably think of more examples, but for me, the biggest things that need to "multitask" are:
(1) VPN Clients - no need to explain this one..
(2) Background audio/music - ditto
(3) Third party email clients - Good Mobile Messaging is a good example. On iOS obviously the app only runs when you are in it. This means if I get 50 emails, they will not appear in Good until I launch the app and sit and wait for them to all download. Also that means that it will not notify me of calendar appointments unless the app is running. (Yes they use the push network for calendar, but that requires the internet.. something a tablet, for example, might not always have.
(4) Maybe things like VMWare View so it can maintain a connection when you are not in the app....
Those are the big ones I can think of, I'm sure there are a few more. I do not want the Android model... it's not the best.
- 10-03-2012, 08:13 PM #19
The far superior alternative is to create a robust catalogue of background agents that will sip power, hardly impact the processors and still achieve the intended purposes.
- 10-04-2012, 03:20 PM #20
I'm amazed so many people still don't understand how modern memory management works on smartphones.
The phone doesn't NEED you to close apps. It's more than capable of "parking" the apps, freeing up memory whenever needed and closing them when they idle for a long time without any human intervention.
This reminds me of all the dopes still using Android task killers, not realizing they are actually making their phone less stable by needlessly killing processes.
- 10-06-2012, 11:48 AM #21
Apperantly with the new NT kernel magic happened and Microsoft removed the limit of 5 or 8 apps running in the background.
Watch the video about the Lumia 920 at Tests de mobiles en vidos et photos | Actualit mobile and you'll see that there is an infinite limit ;_;
- 10-08-2012, 09:52 AM #22
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