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  1. species5618's Avatar
    There's not really a good way to know whether Internet Explorer starts a new instance or not, since it ALWAYS remembers your open tabs and sites, even through a power cycle of the phone.

    I'm not quite sure what you're talking about with Marketplace or Messaging ... they BOTH behave exactly the way I said that EVERY app behaves.

    Follow these steps:

    1) Open Marketplace
    2) Browse to apps
    3) Pick an app and view it's info page
    4) Hit Start
    5) Open marketplace from your app list or pinned tile (if you have one)

    Guess what? You're at the main Marketplace screen. It just started a new instance of Marketplace.

    Same thing with Messaging or any other app. If you're in the app and hit the Start key, then open the app again from the app list or a pinned tile, it starts a new instance. You don't even have to open another app. Every time you open the app from the app list or a pinned tile it opens a new instance of the app.

    Windows Phone wasn't designed to behave like a computer, allowing you to have an application window open indefinitely with unsaved data to come back to much later. Can a case be made that someone could lose a text message they were typing because they got distracted and opened a bunch of other apps? Absolutely. Unfortunately, you can't design a mobile OS for every scenario ... you have to hit the most frequently used scenarios. And MOST people will compose their text message and send it without going and opening any other apps ... or at least not more than 4 apps, causing their text message to be pushed out of the back stack.

    I understand that may not be acceptable to some people ... but that's the way it is.
    uh, followed your step, yes it does go back to the main screen, now launch the app switcher, do you see your original app info page? I don't on my phone at least. That means either no new instance was started (wp7 simply moved the old instance back to the main screen) or the old instance was immediately closed unlike messaging.

    Can you see two different app's info and switch between them (say you want to compare to apps)? If so, maybe there's something wrong with my phone.

    I am afraid MOST people simply bought an Android or an iPhone, both support more than 5 apps running and are consistent in their behaviors, albeit differently. And for messaging, multitasking is nothing more than a workaround anyway. MOST people would just say wp7 does not support draft (Android does it automatically), fail.
    Last edited by species5618; 10-14-2011 at 06:12 AM.
    10-14-2011 05:56 AM
  2. theman60099's Avatar
    uh, followed your step, yes it does go back to the main screen, now launch the app switcher, do you see your original app info page? I don't on my phone at least. That means either no new instance was started (wp7 simply moved the old instance back to the main screen) or the old instance was immediately closed unlike messaging.

    Can you see two different app's info and switch between them (say you want to compare to apps)? If so, maybe there's something wrong with my phone.

    I am afraid MOST people simply bought an Android or an iPhone, both support more than 5 apps running and are consistent in their behaviors, albeit differently. And for messaging, multitasking is nothing more than a workaround anyway. MOST people would just say wp7 does not support draft (Android does it automatically), fail.
    you fail
    10-14-2011 11:59 AM
  3. jfa1's Avatar
    he's just a caverncola that's y he can't understand the multitasking. I'd also like to see these "benchmarks" he's talking about.
    or maybe he's not a geekazoid!
    10-14-2011 02:48 PM
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