Microsoft intends to lead in two of the domains of technology lately; mobile and cloud. The reform in the mobile technology was promised by the Windows Phone 7 that was supposed to be a part of many of the phones coming this year. Microsoft gave clear statements that it is going to provide you with the type of phone that no other vendor has produced. The main competition that it referred to was Apple iPhone 4 that was even criticized by Microsoft officials for being a phone that works when you place them at a certain angle.
The Apple’s iPhone is reported to have a serious flaw in the antenna. It has some issues with the inbuilt antenna and signal reception for 3G network communication. The iPhone still seems to have an edge on the Windows Phone 7 based mobile phone. It is perhaps one of the crucial areas that Microsoft would have worked upon. Apple’s iPhone can run more than one-third of the installed applications at one time ensuring excellent multitasking.
Microsoft confirmed the news last week that the Windows Phone 7 is not going to support real multitasking as expected from the phone. This will come up as a serious threat to company in terms of sales when the mobile users will not be satisfied with the poor multitasking skills that the phone offers on the overall basis. There is just one application that you can run on the foreground while using Windows Phone 7 based mobile and there can be no third party application running in the background at the same instance. This is because you won’t have the option to do multitasking on the OS.
Response when multitasking is tried
Even the slightest move away from the application will terminate the application. If you move on to take a picture from your phone or even make a call from your phone while the application will be running, the application will automatically terminate heading to the next operation that you have in line.
The Tombstoning procedure runs in the background of the operating system that takes an instance of the application at the moment you quit it and move on to the next one. The snapshot is then used to restore the application the previous state when you access it again. You get the same place where you left the application for any other process on your mobile phone.
There are a limited number of firmware from Microsoft that can run in the background in the always on state but the number is quite small and the application are not of that great attraction to the users.
Microsoft is satisfied with the situation that the antenna that it uses works perfectly well in all situations while Apple has its own way to satisfy itself. The iPhone 4 and the older iPhones upgraded to Apple’s iOS 4 make sure that the user can move on from one application to another and then flip back to the one he was using earlier. Even the third party applications can be accessed in the same way as this. The performance will remain to be consistent though.