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Windows Phone Tango could run on just 256MB RAM, use folders

updated 04:40 pm EST, Fri January 20, 2012

Windows Phone Tango may halve RAM needs

Microsoft's Windows Phone Tango update was given more specific details in possible discoveries on Friday. The Windows developer was said by The Verge's source to be optimizing the OS to fully support its use on just 256MB of RAM. Although that's already the current baseline, every Windows Phone to date uses 512MB and has its experience tailored around the higher RAM.

The assertion would support talk that Tango was meant for developing world smartphones where even a slightly more expensive part makes a large difference in the final price. Other common rumors around Tango have had it supporting lower-resolution screens and slower processors.

More tangible details may have emerged in a new tip from Microsoft UK student partner Michael Gillett. Tango will purportedly catch up to Android and iOS with folders on the Start screen as well as a reworked interface for the pop-up music controls. They may be changed to look more like a typical push notification.

Little else was mentioned, although Tango is presumed to be the smaller of two updates that may show this year. Most discussion of the Windows Phone update have it landing in spring and probably getting its introduction at Mobile World Congress in late February.



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