Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Mar 2012 17:59 UTC, submitted by kragil
Windows Microsoft has disclosed just which limitations Windows Phone 'Tango' will have on low-end devices (256MB RAM). It's pretty hefty - most importantly, the ability to 'multitask' has been disabled. Aren't there more powerful unlimited Android phones out there? What's the point of all this?
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RE[4]: Grant the user experience
by n4cer on Thu 8th Mar 2012 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Grant the user experience"
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Metro-style apps on Windows 8 follow a similar application lifecycle as apps on Windows Phone 7+.
Such apps may be suspended or terminated while in the background. Events are provided for developers to save and restore application state so the experience is largely transparent to the user. There's a background task model to enable processing that needs to take place when the app is not in the foreground.

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