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  1. Andrew4life's Avatar
    I'm not even sure if you can't even have Android apps running concurrently since there is only 1 runtime and possibly only 1 "process" being run.

    Have you guys ever noticed that if you try to open 2 android apps one after another really quickly, it will usually glitch and it will show content of another Android app? E.g. Open Android App1, minimize immediately and then try to open Android App2. The second Android app frame will minimize and the first Android App active frame will be active, BUT it will show the second Android app within it momentarily.
    11-07-14 10:32 PM
  2. mithrazor's Avatar
    This feature definitely exists in 10.3.1

    I opened a Youtube video in the browser, then i switched to several other apps while the video was playing (and I was listening to the audio).

    Apps run in the background by default now AFAIK and you have to disable that to save battery life.



    You can definitely do this. Just not with the stock camera app because the developer of that app intentionally pauses the recording.
    If you use a third-party camera app that doesn't intentionally pause the recording, you can do this.

    As you see, the apps are all multitasking in the background. The developer has just intentionally paused it in some situations to save battery. Imagine if a new user clicked the 'video' button on the camera, thinking it only switched modes and didn't instantly start recording. Then they minimised the app and did other stuff and noticed that their battery had dropped significantly and they have run out of disk space on their phone.
    Many users would say Blackberry sucks: my new phone has no space left and the battery didn't last 4 hours!

    If you're a power user, you probably know how to install a third-party camera app already and you can do this. This also ensures you know what you're doing and what will happen and that Blackberry gets no blame.
    I see your point. Didn't realize it was a design choice of the camera app.

    A simple prompt after minimizing the app notifying the video recorder is still running would suffice.

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    11-07-14 10:44 PM
  3. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    I'm not even sure if you can't even have Android apps running concurrently since there is only 1 runtime and possibly only 1 "process" being run.
    You can easily prove this for yourself. Start a route in Google maps, minimize and run another android app. Maps will continue to give you directions.

    I see your point. Didn't realize it was a design choice of the camera app.

    A simple prompt after minimizing the app notifying the video recorder is still running would suffice.

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    Unless the phone was on a tripod, how could you continue to video, while the camera was minimized? Maybe if you could split screen there would be practical application of this.
    11-08-14 07:31 AM
  4. dmlis's Avatar
    If you're watching a video, why on earth would you minimize it, unless it's to do something else, in which case, you wouldn't be watching it.
    Believe or not, I do that often on my Playbook, for example, watching the lectures downloaded from Coursera. When there are no slides with tables, graphs, etc. I'm not interested to stare at the lecturer's face, I'd better look through my emails or browse web news, - while listening the lecture at the same time.
    11-08-14 12:06 PM
  5. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Believe or not, I do that often on my Playbook, for example, watching the lectures downloaded from Coursera. When there are no slides with tables, graphs, etc. I'm not interested to stare at the lecturer's face, I'd better look through my emails or browse web news, - while listening the lecture at the same time.
    Thanks! In my mind, I see making a video, getting distracted by other activities on the phone, and ending up with more feet and sky, than birthday cake or pass attempts, LoL.

    Edit - And above that should have been "making" not "watching". Doh!
    11-08-14 12:19 PM
  6. D3C0D3R's Avatar
    A great example of this are any resource intensive Android apps, or even Native apps too.

    SimCity BuildIt! for example is a great one. It takes about 10 minutes to properly open and load the apps, which during that time you have to have the screen on and can't currently multitask on bb10. If you do,it takes a moment to resume the app and then it resumes loading. Once it's fully loaded, if i go reply to a message and then go back into it, it will take about 2/3 minutes to load back up. Same thing with Simpsons Tapped Out, except it brings you back to the beginning screen too! (Super Annoying) This is unacceptable for trying to participate in a proper gaming experience...

    So in short, I'd love to see some form of proper Showcase mode. Either it being the known and well received Playbook OS style or it be toggleable for specific apps that you know should have the ability.

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