Apple ports Android to the iPhone!

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    Did you see the announcement today? The iPhone 3GS will now have multitasking, a way to quickly switch between apps, and even folders on the desktop!

    I commend Apple in their incredible porting effort! Now if only they could get widgets working...

    Andy
     
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    LOL, now who is following who?
     
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    My iphone toting coworkers were amazed when I showed them how I could hold down my "home" button and up comes a box that shows all my open applications!
     
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    It's interesting to me to see this.

    It's not often you see apple being forced to react to losing sales or their market being taken by something else. Now they are in panic mode. It's not even true multitasking.

    Oh, and you must have their third gen phone to even use it. Im pretty sure android has been able to handle it the whole time.
     
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    You do know that those are NOT your open applications.. they are just the most recently used ones. Kill everything with a task killer and then hold home, they'll still be there. :)
     
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    My friend and I had our Droids out on break in math class, and our bud with the iphone was watching us in amazement, 7 screen, widgets, and the speech to text made him look on in awhhh! Yes, the android still does if you are lucky enough to have 2.1 goodies!
     
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    Even with the stock 2.0.1 it is a beast.
     
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    True but....

    Multitasking on something as old as a G1 with Android 1.6 on it is slow. I am sure Apple's consideration was which hardware would be able to handle multitasking and still have a reasonable level of performance.

    I'm sure there will be a some jailbroken hack to enable multitasking on a 3G. But you may not like the experience once you have it enabled.
     
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    You guys are forgetting folders! Finally the guys at Apple were able to figure it out! :motdroidvert:
     
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    I thought my old G1 multitasked pretty well, it did what I needed it too. And as for the iPhone 3gs is has the same processor as the Droid and the droid multitasks pretty well.
     
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    Link to said announcement?
     
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    These guys over here sweating and praising the new iphone OS should go ahead and get one.... so annoying... This is a DROID forum!
     
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    I don't think anyone is praising the iphone :), at least not here.
     
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    Actually, the iPhone has always had multitasking. It was simply limited to a few Apple-owned applications. What they have done is to open the o/s to allow more applications to multitask. It is still not nearly as "open" a system as the android, but it also doesn't have nearly the complexity and issues of memory management faced by android devices where multitasking of all third party apps is allowed.

    As Steve Jobs noted today, "...In multitasking, if you see a task manager... they blew it. Users shouldn't ever have to think about it..." What he didn't say was that it's Apple's iron grip control of the apps available that makes it possible to avoid ever having to use a task killer.
     
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