Multitasking in 3ds possible in the future?

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  1. netovsk
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    netovsk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I wonder if it will be possible in the future to have the 3ds use the arm9 processor to run an application in background? For instance, a music player in the background while you play a game. And if it is theoretically possible, what would be necessary?

    Thanks in advance and I'm sorry if the question was noobish and didn't deserve a thread on its own.
     
  2. thunderjackl

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    It may be possible in the future but you would have have to Completely install a new Kernal and OS. Idk know if it would be necessary but it would be cool to run Android 7.1 on my 3ds lol

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  3. smileyhead

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    I don't know about another app running in the background, but I don't think a music player for NTR would be that difficult to do.
     
  4. leon315

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    Yes, it's possible, when Nintendo makes 3 gen 3ds with more faster cpu and 8gb ram
     
  5. smileyhead

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    you don't need that much RAM to multitask. my grandma's PC with 750M RAM multitasks fine on WinXP.
     
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    Yes, but each program isn't eating up 90 percent of the RAM like a 3ds
     
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  7. slaphappygamer

    slaphappygamer The real slaphappygamer

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    I'd like to go from ds mode to system settings to change the brightness. The dsi had it right with select&volUP/DOWN.
     
  8. metroid maniac

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    Isn't this basically what NTR is?
     
  9. smileyhead

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    you can change the brightness in DS mode. just press HOME, and on the "do you want to return to the HOME menu?" dialogue, hold Start, and press the D-Up and D-Down buttons to control the brightness.
     
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    The 3DS already does some basic multitasking, just really poorly. Even if we could add more multitasking, it won't stop it from being complete shit.
     
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    This raises another, more interesting question - Is swap memory possible on the 3DS, assuming you're on CFW ? This alone could break wide every N3DS exclusivity (due to the added RAM allowing them to run), while making every 3DS game running better due to more RAM, even though losing the same amount of memory on your SD card could be a problem to some. It could also help emulators.
     
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    *kernel . I see "kernal" way too often around here. It's not kernal. It's kernel.
     
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    "Break exclusivity" i dont think there were any N3DS titles that soly was exclusive due to ram, i belive they all used the fact of the faster CPU and added L2 Cache.
     
  14. Tenshi_Okami

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    The most a 3DS would run is something like Android Gingerbread (2.3.6) or ICS (4.0) and it would lag a lot
     
  15. metroid maniac

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    You may technically be able to run them without the faster CPU. They'd just run like garbage.
     
  16. Dracari

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    "Faster CPU and L2 Cache" games that used the L2 Cache wouldnt boot at all or likely would Crash.
     
  17. metroid maniac

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    CPU caches aren't usually manually managed by software, they largely work transparently.
     
  18. McWhiters9511

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    just listen to ur music on another device
     
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  19. slaphappygamer

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    Whoa, I never knew. Thanks!
     
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    That's the first Android phone running 4.1.
     
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