Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC
Windows My new phone arrived today: a blue HTC 8X, running Windows Phone 8. As a huge Windows Phone fan put off by several persistent issues in Windows Phone 7.x, I'm basically giving this platform another shot, and in this day and age such a second chance doesn't come cheap: the 8X is 539 EUR, after all. Here's a few quick first impressions after less than a day of use.
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RE[5]: MS dropped the ball
by Nelson on Thu 15th Nov 2012 17:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: MS dropped the ball"
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Almost. There is some on-device compilation (Converting MDIL to native machine code, but its much faster than JITing MSIL using ngen or something).

It seems like this technology (Cloud compilation) is a rung above even what Windows 8 offers (Install time NGen as a Service) for .NET applications.

I wonder if cloud compilation will work for WP7 devices, it'd be nice to get some improved start up time on some apps.

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