Posts Tagged ‘Multitasking’

Video: Nokia N8 multitasking and new samples

August 31, 2010 6 comments

I’m sure you have seen other videos about the Nokia N8’s multitasking but this one is recent (august 27 ). In this video the N8 multitask 15 applications.

Here’s a new sample video, thank you Keith for the tip.

I’m guessing these are video taken with the Nokia N8. TheSheridan01 on youtube and sheridan01 from flickr do look alike and appears to be the same person. It’s about cats too. So i’m pretty sure these are taken with the N8.

And here’s some new(taken on august 28)  full (4000×3000) 12mp photos samples from sheridan01 on flickr.

via: nokiaru on youtube, ringhkdemo on youtube , sheridan01 on flickr and TheSheridan01 on youtube

Fun tip:  I knew this tip a month ago and only now it crossed my mind that I could share it here. Some of you might know it, some might not

To play Snake(famous game that I used to play on Nokia cell phones) on youtube. Step1: find any video, Step 2: click on the video, doesn’t matter if it pauses it or play. Step 3: hold left arrow and a snake will appear. Rule of this game : eat as much dot as you can without eating yourself or hitting the edges

Video: Nokia N8 and REAL multitasking

May 29, 2010 3 comments

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.)


Video: Nokia N900 multitasks all installed apps and still hungry for more!

November 21, 2009 1 comment

At the onedotzero event, I remember trying to get the N900 to crash with low memory errors or slow down. I couldn’t.

MySymbian proves this in the video below where the N900 is pushed to multitask all available apps. Where most others would have frozen, crashed or killed other applications to open a new one, the N900 juggles one new app after another without breaking into a sweat.

Whilst on the move, being able to handle several tasks simultaneously and quickly switch to the application at hand should be part definition of Smartphone.

Many smartphones can multitask – but they have a limit (and application switcher interface could be improved!*). Though you can be on guard and stick to the limit, sometimes you inadvertendly exceed that which will lead to problems of crashing, apps unintentionally closing and freezing.

The N900 bears this burden.

This would have been reason alone for me to get a N900 were I not trapped in another contract. Le Sigh.

I am however, concerned how much this multitasking will affect battery life (particularly as multitask apps are actively doing something, e.g. pulling data, accessing on board memory which is using power). Nevertheless, for me, battery life concerns are far outweighed by the advantages of multitasking without worrying too much that the phone won’t handle it and crash.

Via mysymbian

*N900 doesn’t just have static thumbnails or a set size window size or worse or just icons – it has dynamic live windows that alter in size the more windows you multitask – max  16 live windows viewable at one time. No guessing what application is which by their icon (especially if you have multiple browser windows open), no flicking through endlessly through big fat window/thumbnail representations alone.