Multitasking has been a sore spot for Windows Phone since day one. It’s gotten a lot better over the last couple years, but it’s still no where near the competition. In Windows Phone 8 Microsoft hopes to change that. They took a big step in doing so when they announced Windows Phone 8 will have a shared core with Windows 8. This has made the OS much more powerful.
Windows 8 apps run in the background just fine, and they don’t need to be started from a multitasking window like in Windows Phone. This is where sharing cores benefits Windows Phone. Check out the video above where you can see Windows Phone apps resuming straight from the Start screen. This is something a lot of people are going to be happy to see.