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Angry Birds will run on Nokia Lumia 610 after all, upcoming update to resolve RAM issues

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Angry Birds will run on Nokia Lumia 610 after all, upcoming update to resolve RAM issues
The Nokia Lumia 610 will get Angry Birds soon

The Nokia Lumia 610 will get Angry Birds soon

As Nokia Lumia 610 owners have probably discovered by now, Angry Birds is one of those unfortunate games that cannot run on Windows Phone handsets with only 256MB of RAM. Of course, it is ridiculous having a smartphone that cannot handle the most popular mobile game in the known universe, which is why developers are already working on resolving the issue.

And it looks like all it will take to make Angry Birds playable on the Lumia 610 is a software update – a software update that is expected to come in the near future. The so-called "optimized" version of Angry Birds will be okay with the handset's RAM availability, meaning that future low-end Windows Phone devices will likely support the game as well. 

The question remains, however, whether it is possible to optimize other demanding apps like Tango and Skype in a similar fashion so that they could run well on the Lumia 610. As we reported the other day, the Windows Phone versions of these applications currently require more than 256MB of RAM to function properly. Here's to hoping!

source: Nokia Conversations (translated)

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posted on 30 May 2012, 06:04 2

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Get a 710
Cost a little more but a lot faster

posted on 30 May 2012, 09:45 1

6. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

not faster, just more RAM

posted on 30 May 2012, 12:53 1

9. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Actually the 710 has a 1.4 ghz processor while the 610 has a 800 mhz
and 610 is running tango while the 710 is running mango

posted on 30 May 2012, 06:07 1

2. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)

256mb is really too low... but i hope the updates can fix the lags...

posted on 30 May 2012, 06:19 3

3. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

Anyways, Windows Phone 7 sucks as it makes users feel like they are in a jail. Can't send files via Bluetooth and too much dependent on Zune for everything, i would rather take a Symbian Phone if i have only choice left between the two, as for always i would choose Android or iOS anytime over the two

posted on 30 May 2012, 07:07 4

5. JSern (Posts: 282; Member since: 22 May 2011)

You must be a professional reviewer, please tell me more.

posted on 30 May 2012, 06:50 3

4. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

"Optimized" for lower RAM is never a good thing. Its probably dumbing down the graphics and effects even lower than they already are

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:54 3

11. jroc74 (Posts: 5219; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

E X A C T L Y!

But WP7 folks have been defending and turning a blind to this.

When Angry Bords came to Android there were already phones with that amount of ram. Why did MS/Nokia do this for some of their phones?

The Galxy S Mini 2 is a low end Android phone...and has 512MB ram.

posted on 30 May 2012, 10:32 4

7. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)

Yet Nokia insists on calling Android "Fractured".

posted on 30 May 2012, 10:56

8. angelesmec (unregistered)

Nokia did not think first before putting a 256MB of RAM, they bring down the specs to keep the production costs down not realizing AGAIN the problem that may arise like on their old flagship Nokia N97, they must have atleast make it 500MB. To those who are planning to buy a new phone, do a research first, do not rush, think if its worth your cash.

posted on 30 May 2012, 13:36

10. aneelamdani (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)

i just wrote a post on the news that while i was going through an article on seeking alpjha, the writer reviewed a nokia lumia 900 running windows 8 on ithttp://bizzglobal.blogspot.com/2012/05/windows-phone-8-on-nokia-lumia-900-is.html. this might be like i read it wrong but i am sure he reviewed a samsung windows 8 tbalet plus nokia lumia 900 running windows 8

posted on 31 May 2012, 13:42

12. ABSHK (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 May 2012)

hope soon nokia will regain its position
for more info on lumia 610 : http://www.technotrump.com/nokia-lumia-610-the-budget-windows-phone-aimed-for-youngster/

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