Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jan 2015 20:30 UTC
Windows

While one phone is a member of a new 400 series, and the other is a 500 series device, the two handsets are far more similar than they are different. Both use 1.2GHz Snapdragon processors; dual-core in the 435, quad-core in the 532. Both have 4-inch 800×480 screens, with the 532 supporting the Glance feature found on many other Lumias. Both have 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, and both support microSD cards up to 128GB. Both are 3G devices supporting up to 42Mbps HSDPA. Both have VGA-quality front-facing cameras. The biggest practical difference is in the rear-facing cameras: 2MP fixed focus on the 435, 5MP fixed focus on the 532.

These are basically the Nokia X devices, but with Windows Phone. They look very interesting and tempting, but I'm not exactly comfortable running Windows Phone on hardware this low-end; the operating system and its core applications will work fine, but most non-core Microsoft and third party applications are slow even on higher-end hardware, so I shiver at the thought of how they run on this hardware.

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RE[4]: I am happy with mine
by PhilPotter on Fri 16th Jan 2015 00:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I am happy with mine"
PhilPotter
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I stand enlightened, although I my defence I believe the desktop version of WinRT does still use the CLR VM for managed code (could be wrong).

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RE[5]: I am happy with mine
by moondevil on Fri 16th Jan 2015 10:11 in reply to "RE[4]: I am happy with mine"
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2005-07-08

You are right, but it will change with the new .NET 4.6.

The upcoming .NET 4.6 will allow to produce static native executable without any dependency to the CLR. No difference from a static executable produced by C, for example.

NGEN already allows for native executables, but they are dynamic loaded and still depend on the CLR for metadata and a few other services.

Not so with the upcoming .NET Native, which you can try already today.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dotnetnative.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn584397%28v=vs.110~*~@...

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/04/02/announcing-net-na...

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/04/24/dotnetnative-perf...

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2014/-NET-Native-Deep-Di...

http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/Inside-NET-Native

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