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Video: Nokia N8 and REAL multitasking

ahmedp800 has posted a new video demonstrating REAL multitasking on the Nokia N8. Something Maemo and Symbian users have been enjoying for several years now.

The Symbian multitasking interface as you know has been given a slight face lift. You have snapshots of running apps instead of just icons and they’re aligned in a linear fashion. This means scrolling from left/right to switch between apps.

Although I much prefer the brilliant Maemo 5 interface (of live windows, 12-16 viewable at the same time, and changing in size to accodomate number of windows open) this may be better for those who are used to alternatives of “my first smartphone”. This interface is a little bit more obvious to those not used to multitasking on a phone and with the larger windows it’s easier to recognize exactly what other tasks/apps you have running.

  • In this video you’ll see the N8 holding well with 15 applications simultaneously.
  • You’ll also notice some slight UI effects when switching to an open app instead of just blandly opening that app. It’s a welcome improvement but I’d like to see much more.
  • To close apps, you have a big fat X button (no gesture/swipe away WebOS stylie) but this should be obvious enough to people.(Maybe an advantage over Maemo as some had found the smaller X difficult to press.)

ahmedp800


  1. José Xavier
    May 29, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    What’s new in the video? It’s Nokia 🙂

  2. cypherinfo
    May 31, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I guess the only weak side of the N8 is its short lasting battery; only 1200 mA!

  1. May 29, 2010 at 11:24 am

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