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Old 08-04-2010, 10:42 PM
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Regarding symbian being better, how exactly? Because it multi-tasks like a real computer?

I fail to see how FULL multi tasking makes it superior in any way?

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So, if you want an app that hides in the background running while you do something else. Like a GPS tracker? Or something that is monitoring location? Or a time of some kind? One that will pop into life on a given event?

Take my EveryTrail app for example. Brilliant app but once you start it, and you go off on your journey, it has to be the only thing running. I can't reply a text, or check email etc because I would have to shut down everytrail (or in V4 suspend it).

Or if I wanted to write an app that would monitor my connection - and sound a warning if I was in a no-signal area (might be useful if I was expecting an important call), this app would have to be running exclusively on an iPhone. On ANY other smartphone it can be running out of sight all the time.
 

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