Harry - 2:31 am on Apr 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
@StoutFiles it's not real multitaking and that demo is not a proof. They allow a few specific types of feed to continue in the background but that's it. Try to run your Skype messenging and chat app and receive new messages while you're using Google map and you'll see what multitasking really means. You won't get anything. This is something that has been already verified and discussed to death (already) by serious tech and mobile sites. Do some research and you'll see it.
Apple's solution is not real multitasking. Android actually uses something similar, but it's not multitasking either. Real multitasking means ANY app will continue to update and work while the lead one in the screen operates.
Here's a quote from one of those site that actually understands this stuff.
"What Apple is doing instead of 'true' multitasking is offering seven different OS-level services that apps can take advantage of in lieu of actually running in the background: audio, VOIP, location, push notifications, local notifications, task finishing, and fast app switching. To switch to a recently opened app, you double-tap the home button and a dock of your recent apps pops up."
"the apps don't need to do them individually, so it's not a "true" multitasking system"