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Microsoft: Tango’s Limitations With Devices Running on 256MB RAM

March 8, 2012 1 Comment

We announced earlier this month on how Tango would be sporting some pretty cool features like attaching several photos and videos through MMS and being able to run on lower end devices. Now Microsoft is going forward and explaining the limitations of Tango running on the new 256MB of RAM minimum specifications.

As summurized by wpcentral:

  • Windows Phone Marketplace app restrictions – Some processor-intensive apps have memory requirements, and will not work on phones with 256 MB of RAM.
  • Podcast Subscriptions and Video Podcasts – You won’t be able to manage podcast subscriptions on your phone or watch video podcasts.
  • Local Scout – You won’t be able to use Bing Local Scout services.
  • Fast app switching – Fast app switching (multitasking) will be disabled.
  • SkyDrive automatic photo upload – SkyDrive photo automatic uploading will be disabled.
  • HD video playback – Inability to play video compressed with some of the listed codecs.
  • Background agents – To free up RAM for the foreground on 256MB devices, generic background agents (PeriodicTasks / ResourceIntensiveTasks) are disabled.

It makes absolute sense that a device running on only 256MB of RAM have these limitations. It is something needed to be done so manufacturers can hit new price lows around the world.


Source: Windows Team Blog, wpcentral


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