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Windows Phone 7: No Multitasking, Stricter Microsoft QA

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:27 pm    Post subject: Windows Phone 7: No Multitasking, Stricter Microsoft QA Reply with quote

Windows Phone 7: No Multitasking, Stricter Microsoft QA


Obviously, the big shocker is no multitasking. The rumours states that applications can "pause" instead, but what exactly that entails it doesn't say. To me, that sounds like quiting the applications but saving their state, so that when you relaunch them, you can continue where you left off. For example, if you were busy editing a Word document, then Pocket Word (or does it have a new name?) would save the state when it quits. If you re-open Word, you would be right back where you left off: cursor in the right place, document properly scrolled/zoomed, etc. Push notifications will be part of the package as well.

Application installation will go through things like the Marketplace alone; so you won't be able to 'side-load' applications onto the device. This seems like a major step backwards to me, but hey, it worked for Apple, right? I doubt this part of the rumour is true - there will probably (hopefully...) be an advanced switch or something. (Source: Thom Holwerda, OS News)


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