06-16-2014 05:54 AM
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  1. Akssingh's Avatar
    The so called multitasking in windows phone is what stopping people to switch from iOS and android.... One of my friends bought a brand new nokia Lumia 630 just 3 days ago and now he is totally frustrated with the multitasking in the windows phone... Now he is selling it..i somewhere down the line agree with him on this point.... What you guys think about it...
    SRK62 likes this.
    06-16-2014 02:46 AM
  2. SRK62's Avatar
    Wait for updates
    06-16-2014 02:48 AM
  3. mpt15's Avatar
    What did he not like about it?
    06-16-2014 02:55 AM
  4. dKp1977's Avatar
    I have varying experiences. Many apps and games I use on a daily basis are working really well. Some others show a resuming screen when switched back to. The latter occured more frequently after I installed the WP 8.1 dev preview, so I'm pretty sure those apps and games require an update to work with the changes in the task management, Microsoft made.
    Nevertheless, WP doesn't have a "real" multitasking, meaning apps keep actively running in the background. I for one prefer this over how Android handles things. It may be less convenient, but on the other hand it preserves battery and furthermore significantly reduces usage of system critical resources like memory and cpu time.
    a5cent likes this.
    06-16-2014 02:56 AM
  5. poststamp's Avatar
    WP does have real multitasking, i can navigate in the background, play music in the background, have the timer running in the background and have a whatsapp conversation on my screen. All this runs at the same time and i can switch from 1 task to another flawlessly.
    06-16-2014 03:03 AM
  6. Akssingh's Avatar
    This my frnd is not true MULTITASKING ... Multi tasking stands for download and uploading in background.... Which you know very well its impossible in WP
    .... Take uc browser for example... You can't download anything with screen locked....... And you can't upload pic to fb via using fb app and so on....
    06-16-2014 03:08 AM
  7. Akssingh's Avatar
    Microsoft should work on that and bring this feature in future updates......i think we should post this idea on user voice
    06-16-2014 03:09 AM
  8. Akssingh's Avatar
    What did he not like about it?
    The multitasking, as I said... He said to me that he was feeling cheated.
    06-16-2014 03:11 AM
  9. Syed Rehman1's Avatar
    Hey thats not true.
    I can download from uc browser even my phone is locked or i m in another app. It was made possible after 8.1. I have a lumia 620 and i download videos on regular basis.
    06-16-2014 03:15 AM
  10. Akssingh's Avatar
    Are you talking about that background download option? That can't be switched to regular download.. And it does not works on 2g ... And by the uc is the only app that allows it on some terms and conditions...I think you haven't used multitasking on android...
    06-16-2014 03:21 AM
  11. poststamp's Avatar
    This my frnd is not true MULTITASKING ... Multi tasking stands for download and uploading in background.... Which you know very well its impossible in WP
    .... Take uc browser for example... You can't download anything with screen locked....... And you can't upload pic to fb via using fb app and so on....
    I don't have ucbrowser so i can't judge on that one, but i sure can download/upload movies in whatsapp in the background, with another app active on screen. And as mentioned below, other members do this in ucbrowser.
    Multitasking is by the way not only up/downloading in the background, it means the device is able to handle more than 1 task at once.
    06-16-2014 03:26 AM
  12. myoujin's Avatar
    This my frnd is not true MULTITASKING ... Multi tasking stands for download and uploading in background.... Which you know very well its impossible in WP
    .... Take uc browser for example... You can't download anything with screen locked....... And you can't upload pic to fb via using fb app and so on....
    Do you know that can download background mode using uc browser? During download, can select regular or background download.
    06-16-2014 03:33 AM
  13. Akssingh's Avatar
    Do you know that can download background mode using uc browser? During download, can select regular or background download.
    How many times will I need to say this..? The background download in uc can't be switched to normal and doesn't works on 2g... And it is the only app (that I know) which I can do that
    06-16-2014 03:43 AM
  14. Akssingh's Avatar
    I don't have ucbrowser so i can't judge on that one, but i sure can download/upload movies in whatsapp in the background, with another app active on screen. And as mentioned below, other members do this in ucbrowser.
    Multitasking is by the way not only up/downloading in the background, it means the device is able to handle more than 1 task at once.
    I definitely understand what multitasking is...i said that to generalize.. By the way if you have used fb app or nokia mix radio you might be known to that the songs can't be downloaded in background and pics can't be uploaded... So fake multitasking.....i think either you are a windows fanboy or you haven't used an android phone..
    06-16-2014 03:47 AM
  15. dKp1977's Avatar
    I definitely understand what multitasking is...i said that to generalize.. By the way if you have used fb app or nokia mix radio you might be known to that the songs can't be downloaded in background and pics can't be uploaded... So fake multitasking.....i think either you are a windows fanboy or you haven't used an android phone..
    You can't compare WP and Android, as both are approaching things entirely different. Yes, Android has apps running completely active in the background, which has a huge impact on battery life and overall performance. Which is why you keep reading about laggy experiences everywhere, even though flagship devices are monsters in terms of specs.
    Microsoft focused on delivering an experience that is fluent, stable and fast, no matter what users do.
    06-16-2014 03:50 AM
  16. Akssingh's Avatar
    You can't compare WP and Android, as both are approaching things entirely different. Yes, Android has apps running completely active in the background, which has a huge impact on battery life and overall performance. Which is why you keep reading about laggy experiences everywhere, even though flagship devices are monsters in terms of specs.
    Microsoft focused on delivering an experience that is fluent, stable and fast, no matter what users do.
    Oh please..... Why can't I compare these two platforms.... Both of these fight for same consumers so the comparison is natural...i know they approach things differently. But controlling downloads and uploads so badly is what you don't expect out of a smartphone... One more thing that you would agree too... Before 8.1 one can share multiple photos to Facebook in background but now the ******* fb app can't upload pics in background so you have to stare the screen until the pics are uploaded... That is where you need true multitasking....
    06-16-2014 04:00 AM
  17. dKp1977's Avatar
    Oh please..... Why can't I compare these two platforms.... Both of these fight for same consumers so the comparison is natural...i know they approach things differently. But controlling downloads and uploads so badly is what you don't expect out of a smartphone... One more thing that you would agree too... Before 8.1 one can share multiple photos to Facebook in background but now the ******* fb app can't upload pics in background so you have to stare the screen until the pics are uploaded... That is where you need true multitasking....
    I would need that on a PC, not necessarily on a smartphone, tbh. If I were to upload multiple photos, I'd wait for either a WiFi or at least a fast mobile connection. There's certainly nothing important to post to Facebook that couldn't wait a bit. And if it IS that important, I'll have to deal with what you call staring at the screen for just a couple of seconds. ;)
    Of course you can compare Android and WP, but it's pretty much as fair as comparing a sports car with a mobile home.
    a5cent likes this.
    06-16-2014 04:04 AM
  18. Akssingh's Avatar
    I would need that on a PC, not necessarily on a smartphone, tbh. If I were to upload multiple photos, I'd wait for either a WiFi or at least a fast mobile connection. There's certainly nothing important to post to Facebook that couldn't wait a bit. And if it IS that important, I'll have to deal with what you call staring at the screen for just a couple of seconds. ;)
    Of course you can compare Android and WP, but it's pretty much as fair as comparing a sports car with a mobile home.
    Microsoft itself is trying to unite the PC and phone �
    This is a basic feature that you can make fun of but it's an essential component......
    06-16-2014 04:10 AM
  19. Syed Rehman1's Avatar
    I download using regular download on uc browser and only face one problem that download speed slows if i m on another app
    06-16-2014 04:15 AM
  20. dKp1977's Avatar
    Microsoft itself is trying to unite the PC and phone �
    This is a basic feature that you can make fun of but it's an essential component......
    What they are uniting is kernels, APIs and such, which has the goal to make developers build and publish apps for both systems without too much additional effort. And they are trying to offer a better interaction between handsets and computers.
    Whether true multitasking is essential for a smartphone or not is difficult to discuss. I definitely prefer an effecient battery and resources usage over what Android offers.

    That being said, people have several options to choose from: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry. Each of these approaches things differently and it's up to you and your personal preferences to pick an OS that suits your needs best. In this case, WP is clearly not for you.
    a5cent likes this.
    06-16-2014 04:19 AM
  21. Akssingh's Avatar
    I download using regular download on uc browser and only face one problem that download speed slows if i m on another app
    It doesn't slows , almost stops 😁
    06-16-2014 04:20 AM
  22. Syed Rehman1's Avatar
    Not for me i get only 60 kbps in background and when using it i get 160-170kbps
    06-16-2014 04:22 AM
  23. Syed Rehman1's Avatar
    Well ios gives both better multitasking and battery life
    06-16-2014 04:25 AM
  24. Dave Bhullar's Avatar
    There's a lot of misinformation going around this thread. First of all, WP8/8.1 has multitasking and it works with the OS to preserve battery and use the hardware efficiently. Android is the OS which doesn't handle multitasking properly, which is why it lags a lot on low end phones. WP is optimized for even low end phones so that there's minimal lag. You might get the "resuming..." screen while switching sometimes but overall the experience is very smooth even on low end devices. This is what separates WP from all other OS's. In the future updates, the "resuming..." screen would be gone too. As far as downloading/uploading in background is concerned, WP is capable of doing that. Some apps can do it and some apps can't, so its down to the developers, you can blame them for that. No need to make false statements about the OS.
    06-16-2014 04:26 AM
  25. Akssingh's Avatar
    There's a lot of misinformation going around this thread. First of all, WP8/8.1 has multitasking and it works with the OS to preserve battery and use the hardware efficiently. Android is the OS which doesn't handle multitasking properly, which is why it lags a lot on low end phones. WP is optimized for even low end phones so that there's minimal lag. You might get the "resuming..." screen while switching sometimes but overall the experience is very smooth even on low end devices. This is what separates WP from all other OS's. In the future updates, the "resuming..." screen would be gone too. As far as downloading/uploading in background is concerned, WP is capable of doing that. Some apps can do it and some apps can't, so its down to the developers, you can blame them for that. No need to make false statements about the OS.
    So you mean to say that Microsoft itself didn't allowed fb app to upload in background ? So what, again
    It comes to Microsoft... No my friend the API for app development is so restricted that it doesn't allows to do so...
    06-16-2014 04:53 AM
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