Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012Do you think that by using Kid at the start of your post you somehow gain some sort of credibi... moreLack of "floating apps" on iOS is not because of app unavailibility.
iOS simply doesnt have that feature yet. They may eventually add this feature in iOS 9. Just like they added multitasking post iPhone 3GS.
Apple is a good learner. They like to learn from others successes. But others, they just copy all the critical stuff from Apple like bouncy menus and shiny icons.
Hoss-n2, 17 Sep 2012Starting from android ICS you can disable multitasking,and enjoy the fluid performance. Given ... morewow..really ? where did you see that ? is it on youtube ? can you post a video of it ?
YOu know of a good example. Facetime. When facetime with somebody and i want to quickly check something on sms or whatever, my video gets paused to the other side. That never happens in android(skype). Even ios skype pauses video like facetime
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012If your idea of multitasking is switching out between a calc app and another app, then you are... moreRead his post again, he wrote about downloading files while browsing the web and listening to the music at the same time (dor example) - if that's not multitasking, I don't now what is.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012Do you think that by using Kid at the start of your post you somehow gain some sort of credibi... moreAs i said it was just an example. Think of all the other possiblities. Like i said, no need to switch between a calc app and another app and trying to remeber the numbers in your head and switching back again to the app cause you forgot what to type in the calc app. Ios doesnt have that yet. Probably in the future. But now, no.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012Kid are smoking pot. Check out note 2 video cause you dont know what im talking about. Im talk... moreDo you think that by using Kid at the start of your post you somehow gain some sort of credibility..?
I know exactly what multitasking is. You on the other hand seem to want to slate the iphone's multitasking abilities without having the first clue as to what it is or isn't capable of.
Floating apps are written apps & android itself doesn't do them without someone first coding them. In exactly the same way that other apps are written. So if someone were to write floating apps for ios then the iphone would be capable of doing them. It's a limitation of the app availabity rather than OS ability.
You stated the iphone couldn't multitask by downloading something whilst doing another task.. You're wrong. It can.
In fact iOS multitasking for apps works in exactly the same way that android apps multitask. ie the app has to be coded not to be shut down when minimised. So if an android app has coding to pause or shut down it will. Same the other way for an ios app - if it's coded to continue when minimised it will...
& I ask again - who would want to try & continue to watch a video whilst doing something else? (& certainly on a tiny screen - as a floating app it's not even taking advantage of the great screen that the note has...). If someone texts me whilst I'm watching a film I'll either ignore it or pause the video whilst I read & respond. In the same way If I'm watching a film at home & someone calls I'll pause the telly whilst I chat.....
Denzo, 17 Sep 2012Downloading in the background? The iPhone does that. I do that all the time. I can download a ... moreFYI,
May not be a big issue, but Apple deliberately leaves out features that can truly make it an awesome device. Nobody knows why. Perhaps it needs to control all its fanboys on a tight leash? :) No offense :)
Alui, 17 Sep 2012As it happens I have a SGS 3. And the numbers there are blatant lies. I put my phone to charge... moreSomething may be wrong with your device. Because I own a SGS3 too and I'm getting close to what Samsung has claimed. I can easily get by a day (24h) with moderate usage.
Have your device checked for faults.
mih, 17 Sep 2012With exception for minimalizing video while reading sms (but seriously, can you do those two t... moreSms while video was just an example. But think of all the other possibilities. Openning notes app right on top of the browser. No need for app switching and trying to remember what you want to take a note of.. You will never see that because you are blinded by apple. Just like how you are led to believe ios is offering multitask. Haha
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012Kid are smoking pot. Check out note 2 video cause you dont know what im talking about. Im talk... moreOk, I see now. So basically, you're talking about having few windows open next to each other at the same time. No, I don't think an iPhone can do that, but at the other hand, isn't Note 2 a phablet and to get most of it you need to use two hands (S-pen)?
Abhijit, 17 Sep 2012True multitasking allows the background applications to keep RUNNING in the background(like do... moreDownloading in the background? The iPhone does that. I do that all the time. I can download a song, whilst downloading a video, whilst playing a game, whilst receiving email? Is that enough multi-ness for you? Seriously dude the only one I can think of is playing a video in the background, but ona tiny
Alui, 17 Sep 2012As it happens I have a SGS 3. And the numbers there are blatant lies. I put my phone to charge... morethen, you donot know how to use your settings right
in order to get max battery life>
f.i. I charge mine every night, but I have heavy usage every day> Suma:
abt 2h 3G phone calls,
abt 2h = 3h Internet browsin + email
Abhijit, 17 Sep 2012The original iPhone had no multitasking. In fact they had no true multitasking all the way til... moreTRUE MULTITASKING ON iOS???
uhh... basics, please... basics...
I'm not sure if iOS 8 will have that (tbo. it is not that Apple cannot do that but they do not want)
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012Ios has no true multitasking. Apps get paused. U are in the impression of multitasking but it ... more
...could be true.
But it may also be possible that true multitasking is highly overrated(be it in mobiles or PCs), until Apple finally manages to offer it in iPhones. Then it will be "revolutionary".
Any screen bigger that 3.5" was overkill, until Apple finally managed 4" in iPhone 5. Of course, now anything bigger that 4" is absurd. Apple has just "raised the brick(er bar)"
You see, Apple is still learning from others. But the others are copying from Apple.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012LOL Did you read what you wrote...? Who on earth is able to watch a video that's been mi... moreIf your idea of multitasking is switching out between a calc app and another app, then you are delusional. Its like minimizing your browser, openning calc and remembering the numbers in your head, then switching back to the browser cause you forgot the next number and then swithcing back again to calc app. No that is not multitasking my dear boy. That is app switching
LosHo, 17 Sep 2012just have a look mate iphone 5 Standard battery, Li-Po Stand-by Up to 225 h (2G) / Up to 2... moreAs it happens I have a SGS 3. And the numbers there are blatant lies. I put my phone to charge every night. In order to not get battery empty before getting home, I removed the "live" home-screen, using just a picture, I set the updates intervals for the widgets at 12 hours. Soon I'll probably have to switch off data transfer too or order a new battery.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012There are countless of possibilities. Especially with the new android floating apps. You can f... moreWith exception for minimalizing video while reading sms (but seriously, can you do those two things at the same time?), I think that other things can be achieved on iPhone as well, unless you mean something like picture in picture (one app on top of other), with no bigger effort - home button -> chose an app. If according to you, that's an adventage of real multitasking we're talking about, I'd say it's no adventage at all. Excuse my simple thinking, but I'm average user, not a geek.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012LOL Did you read what you wrote...? Who on earth is able to watch a video that's been mi... moreKid are smoking pot. Check out note 2 video cause you dont know what im talking about. Im talking about playing video in a floating app, while side by side with other apps. Popping calculator wherever you are without even having to switch out to homescreen. Lol u have no idea ehat multitasking is.
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2012There are countless of possibilities. Especially with the new android floating apps. You can f... moreLOL
Did you read what you wrote...?
Who on earth is able to watch a video that's been minimised...? & as for all the other stuff. Yep - Iphone does all that just fine with no problems.
It has no problem downloading in the background whilst moving on to other tasks.
I think people really really need to learn what the iphone is capable of in terms of multitasking before trying to bash something they know nothing about.
If you mean it pauses games and videos when you minimise them then yes it does (who would want their game or video continuing in the background whilst you check your SMS...)? it would mean that you either crashed or you missed part of your film..
I'm on a GSM network & I can talk & use data at the same time. I can download things in the background, I can open up calculators whilst web browsing to make a calculation. Listen to music whilst reading a book etc..