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Can the microphone record in 2 apps at once?

One thing I've noticed... is if I use the voice recorder app on my HTC Hero, and then go into a call, the voice recorder stops.

And so, it doesn't let you record audio using 2 apps at the same time.

My question is.... is this a feature built into the hardware, or built into the software?

Like, would it be possible to rewrite the operating system to allow 2 apps to use the record function simultaneously, or does the hardware prevent that?


Note: I posted this in the HTC Hero section of the site, but I'm asking, again, in general for Android... As in, IF a phone can't record with 2 apps at once, is that going to be due to hardware, or software limitations? Could the software be modified to allow it? OK. Thanks again.


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