09/09/2010, 04:04 PM
So here is the back story. My friend at work recently got a Droid X (up from an original BB Storm, so yeah it is a HUGE improvement for him). I tried to sway him to a pre+ but honestly with the prospect of new hardware on the horizon, I don't blame him for skipping the pre+. I recently swapped the comm board from my sprint pre into a brand new pre+ I picked up, so I've been loving that. When Angry Birds came out, I of course had to brag about how it was on my phone and not his silly Droid.
Fast forward to last week, and the beta lite version of Angry Birds comes out for android. Of course he geeks out and dl's it within minutes of it being published. It is no sooner downloaded that he clicks the icon and gets the loading splash screen. He then immediately gets a text from his wife. HAHAHAH Reads it, replies, and of course has to re-launch the app. And, wait for it.... she texts him back again. By now he is ****ed. He replies and i say hang on and wait a minute. I tell him, now text me and watch. I launch Angry Birds, and get the splash screen when he sends the text. Game keeps loading, text comes in, game finishes loading. I minimize, read, reply with "I WIN" and switch back with an "advanced gesture" swipe and start playing.
All he can come back with is, "yeah, but my screen is bigger". This same thing has happened to him a couple other times since then, and every time I laugh and say webOS has the best notification system and multitasking, period. I wouldn't have iOS or Android, now lets just get some updated hardware and 2.0 out!