[kwlug-disc] Google purchases Motorola (Mobile)?
cdfrey at foursquare.net
Thu Aug 18 16:18:30 EDT 2011
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 03:43:16PM -0400, unsolicited wrote:
> Khalid Baheyeldin wrote, On 08/18/2011 2:52 PM:
> >They are Linux, so true multi tasking.
> Not so, based on what I've read. OR, the reading I did I didn't pay
> close enough attention to to distinguish pre-emptive from multi-tasking.
Do you have links for this?
According to this, each app runs as a separate user and a separate
Linux process, on Android:
GUI based apps are suspended when they are in the background, but that's
not due to Linux, that's due to Android's design.
> Pre-emption is important.
> Thus, my question / speculation, that RIM Android, running QNX, may be
> significant (competitive advantage). If it's pre-emptive - which I
> don't know.
I'm not sure it's an advantage, given iPhone 4 and Android are already
preemptive multitaskers, with Android being more "wild west" in its
background processing philosophy. (i.e. "You want a background service?
You got a background service!") :-)
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