iPhone OS 4 was previewed and yes, the newer iPhone models including the recently released iPad. Now, iPhone now has multitasking capibilities like Google’s Android, Palm’s WebOS and RIM’s Blackberry. One drawback is that the older iPhone models like the 3g and iPod Touch 2G does not support it due to the RAM and slower processor. Also, the new OS will provide Bluetooth Keyboard support, Home Screen backgrounds, Folders, iBooks, Game Center and other stuff, which shoots iPhone OS 4 slightly ahead of Android.
Multitasking is very helpful when I want to IRC chat on the phone while doing other things like browse the Internet. Previously, I used a jailbreak is Backgrounder that allowed me to multitask on my 3GS and it ran pretty smoothly since it had a faster CPU and more memory. Hopefully, it will run just as smoothly when it cones out, but I will still jailbreak so I have more freedom to custmIze my device and use non-appstore apps. The addition of multitasking on the iPad will make the device more desirable and more desirable as a replacement for a netbook on the go.
However, the inclusion of multitasking in iPhone OS 4 can put Windows Phone 7 in jeopardy of being left behind in the competition. Microsoft decided it does not need multitasking and copy and paste, which are present on the competitors mobile platform. By the excluding these features in addition of being a closed garden like the iPhone will limit the success of Microsoft’s platform and eventually Windows Phone 7 becoming a failed platform since they left out those features. They need to step up the game quickly before they are left in the dust pernamently like they did with Windows Mobile 6, the most clunkiest mobile OS ever.