tabbed-like multitasking would be nice.
An article surfaced today discussing the next iPhone and the possibilities of multitasking. I've always thought
Multitasking on a computer and multitasking on a smart phone were two entirely different things.
Multitasking on a smart phone can be a tricky thing and I've always asked? Are we really multitasking?
For the moment lets just use this example. Two or more Apps running at the same time as our definition
Multitasking is nice but not vital for me while mobile. I admit it's certainly nice to talk on the phone
while still sending out new texts or Tweets or even read email. So while Apple's current iPhone will
do all this now it would be neat if they have found a new way to allow all 3rd party Apps to do this.
When allowing this to occur we have several things (as the user) to pay attention to.
Available memory, Apps running, A method of stopping the Apps, and running the risk of
crashing due to lack of resources while entering data on the device screen ultimately loosing
everything we were working on.
AppleInsider has offered some new information about iPhone OS 4 Dot 0 and Multitasking
"The upcoming 4.0 reference release of Apple's iPhone OS will deliver new support for running multiple concurrent third party apps, and allow users to switch between them using a windows management mechanism similar to one made popular on the company's Mac OS X operating system."
Here is a pretty good read on iPhone and Android multi-tasking. I don't comment to often on the topic b/c it tends to be a topic that is mis-understood and means different things to each person. This kind of helps to better understand how a mobile device fits or does not fit into the multi-tasking category.
For everyone who have installed os 4.0 on their iPhone 3Gs: How does it hold up? Any issues? Do you feel that while having a few apps open that the phone lags or runs any slower? Is it as user frienldly as the 3.0's and how has the interface changed? Sorry, I've got a lot of questions but mostly the reason why I joined and love the stacks. Any other info I could get would be much appreciated.
~Via Motorola Droid X~
The 4 iOs runs pretty much the same as before. Even with multiple programs running I don't detect any perceptible lag. Multitasking is a great, and long overdue feature.
As long as you dont put OS 4.0 / 4.0.1 on your 3G like i did, your phone will be fine. 3.1.3 was the best OS, for the 3G iPhone. Luckily i was able to get rid of the device last night after constant frustrations of owning a laggy, non productive phone.
I will get another iPhone , but after the OS 4.0 stuff gets ironed out. 3GS / iPhone 4 possibly.
If you all dont believe the issues, look at this link, i had the identical problems.
i3-2100, 8GB, 90GB Vertex3, 1.5TB HDD, HD6850OC, 23"ACER LED Monitor (Gaming Rig)
1.83ghz Macbook 1,1 (School work, Websurfer)
4GB Mini, 2GB Nano, 30GB Video, 8GB iPhone 3GS, iPad1
BB Bold 9900
I was pretty fond of 3.1.2 and never did go any higher. I was happy with how everything was working. You right tho the 3G does not do well on 4 dot 0. It suddenly becomes sick
It was horrible