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[2]: Grant the user experience
by boxy on Thu 8th Mar 2012 18:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Grant the user experience"
boxy
Member since:
2011-06-20

It is better than terminating applications in background without warnings (like my Nokia 5530 did).


Not to get off track, but isn't Windows 8 going to do exactly that?

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GraphiteCube Member since:
2009-04-01

Windows 8 is going to terminate applications without any warning/ error message? Where did you read this?

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n4cer Member since:
2005-07-06

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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tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

Windows 8 is going to terminate applications without any warning/ error message? Where did you read this?


Windows 8 does a couple things. First, it suspends background applications in order to conserve battery. And, second, it has the ability to have background applications save their state and terminate them; restarted apps will load their state and resume where they left off. This isn't a big deal.

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