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Clunky is a problem because it changes cost of development from 'Interesting, maybe I'll do that' to 'Nah...'

I don't really get the battery argument. Apps don't have to be really, really busy unless they're doing useful stuff. You could set up a 'Give me a timeslice every five minutes' option and it would make no real difference to battery life.

This is how everyone else does it, so it's not as if it's not practical.

A lot of the time you have to do the processing and downloading anyway, sooner or later. All that happens now is it gets deferred until the app is run.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Feb 2nd, 2010 at 11:46:55 AM EST
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