Will the iphone 3.0 OS offer a similiar feature like "Activity card" on the Palm Pre?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Inspired, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Inspired macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2009
  2. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    No, it will not. The iPhone and the Pre use significantly different OS's and the iPhone is quite a lot worse at multitasking than the Pre.
  3. docprego macrumors 65816

    Jun 12, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    The iPhone is not worse at multitasking, in fact it can do it quite well. It's just that Apple has made a deliberate decision to only allow a few specific instances of it to occur. For example you can listen to the iPod while using Safari, you can view photos while on a phone call, and you can use the email app while on a phone call, among many other examples.

    Basically it is two different philosophies, Palm believes that the OS should multitask at everything it does, Apple simply does not.
  4. pugnut macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    The simple fact that you can not be on a call and surf the web on the Pre is a joke. How is that enabling multitasking
  5. toneloco2881 macrumors 6502

    Jan 23, 2005
    That's more of a limitation of the current CDMA technology that the pre operates on, rather than some design flaw in the phone itself. The pre can do both while on wi-fi however. Kind of like the original iPhone...
  6. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    This also won't be true on the GSM version.
  7. Carniphage macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2006
    Sheffield, England
    Consumer Multi-tasking

    Customer: Which phone is best?
    Salesman: The Palm, it has multi-tasking
    Customer: What's that?
    Salesman: You can browse the web while listening to Pandora!
    Customer: Huh?


    Customer: Which phone is best:
    Salesman: The iPhone, it has a high performance GPU and OpenGL
    Customer: Say what?
    Salesman: You can play real videogames on it.
    Customer: Cool!


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