Just a thought...
I was reading the post in the new iphone, and was wondering...
Can the droid...Get facebook notifications while in a browser session, with new twitter messages still posting, while you switch to pandora to change stations, while another app is maintaining a persistent network connection to an IRC channel that hasn't been checked in a while with all the conversion that happened while you were in another app, as a video is still playing and did not pause?
Also is there a video of this?
Last edited by VKitty; 04-10-2010 at 10:53 PM.
- 04-11-2010, 07:51 AM #2
Actually, I have only been able to find 1 video do this, and it was a palm, most of them PAUSE the app, and save its state, then when you come back to it it resumes.
I want to know if it keeps loading, or continues to get all the tweets and IRC messages even if you are in another app
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Honestly, my Nexus One is so fast, needing to even do simultaneous data tasks isn't even possible.
For example... I typed nyt.com (New York Times) and the page was done before I could even get to another app to use data.
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I prefer the Droid over the iPhone and the Nexus One. None of these phones actually does anything more or less better/worse then the others. At least nothing that makes any of them an "OMG I NEED TO HAVE THAT PHONE!!"
I think it's time we all got past this.
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- 04-11-2010, 02:22 PM #11
I love that all these devices are coming out and I hope each new device trumps the other in specs and software. It only breeds competition which is better for us. I remember when Apple released the 2G and me being the tech dummy I am, I purchased it at $600. Now look at the prices? I think it was because everyone else started pricing their devices at $199.
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- 04-11-2010, 02:32 PM #12
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Congrats on the 100th post.OG Droid > Moto Droid 3.
Its called multitasking, just because there may not be a NEED to, I would still like to see the droid do it.
There is a video of the pre doing it, so I thought there would be a video of the droid doing it. They talk about it
So, why would anyone need to, well I would, I like to have twitter going, as well as IRC, with music while I get my facebook notifications, and chat with people on FB.
Sometimes I like to go to a web page let it load while I am on another app.
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- 04-11-2010, 09:25 PM #14
I have a Pre laying around here and I stopped using it for a couple reasons. The main one being the battery.
On heavy usage, my iPhone, Nexus One & all my BlackBerry devices can go a whole work day (my BlackBerry 9700 between 2-3 days). My Pre? Not even close. If I can't get a whole day, it's useless to me.
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The droid multitasks very well. Most apps get "paused" when not being used, but there are exceptions to this. A web page will load in the background as long as it's begun loading. (if you hit home directly after clicking a link, it will not load the page), I've recieved all kinds of notificatins while listening to pandora, or rhapsody( mms, facebook, emails, etc. The only hitch is when you are on the phone you will not get emails, web notifications, etc because voice calls cancel out 3G. You can however send and recieve texts while on the phone.( I just found this out the other day)
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As another poster stated, it is up to the application developer to determine if it will continue running in the background or not. Chat clients (like I stated above, Meebo) will continue to run in the background. Other applications may choose to simply pause when you aren't using them, as to save battery.LG enV2->LG Dare->Storm->Tour->Droid
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As mentioned above, If you have wifi, you can pretty much do whatever you want while on the phone. This whole att being on the phone and emailing is just silly. While I can see it being nice if you are on a bluetooth headset, talking wall street and you need to email those proposals right away, but really? Then you just tell the person you are on the phone with that you will call them back in 1 minute while you email them or do whatever you have to do...
luke wilson is blowing the small things out of proportion, and why does he have nothing better to do than hang out in diners watching people use their phones?