Originally Posted by samab
I never claimed that the whole thing plus 6 apps running consumed 76mb. I said that the operating system took 76mb.
OK. [i LOVE doing this!!!] In your own words homey...
Originally Posted by samab
The RIM Playbook showed 948mb of freemem --- last 30 second of video. The operating system took 1024-948=76mb of memory.
Well yes you did say the OS took 76MB, but your math said that was the only thing using memory!!!
I don't know how you will try to wriggle out of that one, you tied yourself up pretty good. And it makes most of your premise for the next statement invalid.
Even if AIR apps takes larger amount of space --- it means what? The Playbook operating system is 1/2 the size as iOS with zero apps running. With 6 apps running all live at the same time, it means each Playbook app would have to be 10mb larger than the iOS equivalent so that the memory footprint to even out.
Again with the only knowing half the story, on top of the invalid premise. iOS uses a central GUI service in the OS. That means the OS memory footprint itself shoulders the load for all the common API provided GUI graphics. This is universally known as an efficient way to do software: write once, use many. And quite a bit of the volume isn't code bloat, it is the actual graphics elements that need to be combined. Elements that only ever need to be in memory anywhere once.
AIR on the other hand pastes it's whole self into every application processes that makes a request of the Flash GUI services. That's known as: write once, duplicate endlessly. Every instantiation of the GUI adds it's full weight again to the overall memory requirements of the machine. Every line of AIR GUI machine code, duplicated in every process. Every API-based GUI graphic, duplicated in every process.
I know you don't want to do that math, but everyone else can see the pattern pretty easily.
What is BS? BS is claiming that a major iOS upgrade HAS to be released in June. Why can't iOS 5 be released next week with the ipad2 and the iphone5 gets iOS 5.2.
No the BS is claiming Apple may charge for iOS 5. But now I will call BS on your personal schedule for Apple despite it being quite well understood that Apple has a one year cycle on iOS at the Apple Dev Conference and iPhone in June.
New desktops and laptops have NEVER come with an understanding that a new version requires a new base OS release, for any OS or hardware vendor. What suddenly makes you think you have the moral authority to call out a corporation for not meeting your personal schedule that no company has previously met ever? It's just another example of you playing fast and loose with the facts so you can make negative comments that appear to have a kernel of truth in them. Too bad for you that others of us can recognize your attempted manipulations.