Saturday, April 16, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Will Restrict Background Processes in Mango


The era of true multitasking is about to begin for Windows Phone 7 just as soon as the Mango update is released later this year (or a bit later). As you might recall, one of the big problems with legacy Windows Mobile was that background apps had free reign to consume CPU cycles and RAM without your knowing, thus causing device slowness and instability, plus harming battery life. In Windows Phone 7, apps that are running in the background that wish to continue running will be restricted to use 10% of the CPU power and just 5MB of RAM. Not only that, but certain apps will only be able to run for 15 seconds in the background every half hour, allowing them to sync data (in the case of a social networking app, for example).


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