Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2012 11:19 UTC
Windows There's a lot of news coming out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, but since we can't compete with the well-funded gadget blogs, I suggest you read up on the details at The Verge (or Engadget). One thing stood out to me, though. While the entire industry is moving towards more cores, more megapixels, more gigahertz, more display inches - Microsoft is doing the exact opposite. Windows Phone has been updated and optimised to run on slower hardware.
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RE[3]: Bad move
by zima on Sat 3rd Mar 2012 21:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bad move"
zima
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2005-07-06

the truth is they dont run rings around dual core ios and Android devices. [...]
* windows phone only supports 480x800 resolution the galaxy nexus runs at 1280 x720 thats like 4 times the resolution, the iphone 4/4s is 960 x 640.
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* wp does not support proper multitasking.

And yet, handsets with lower resolutions don't exactly help either Android or iOS, in the discussed ("snappy") attribute. Likewise running only one user-installed app. They're essentially wasting their additional processing power or cores.


BTW your nearby...
The higher resolution provides more rendered text which in turn means less scrolling

...hardly anybody keeps their phones to their noses when using them.
And yes, many people use "smartphones" largely just as pleasant to use mobile phones.

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