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

Angry Birds will run on Nokia Lumia 610 after all, upcoming update to resolve RAM issues
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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Lumia 610
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.50h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. thelegend6657 unregistered

Get a 710 Cost a little more but a lot faster

6. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

not faster, just more RAM

9. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 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

2. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

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

3. Sangeet

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 21, 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

5. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

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

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

11. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

7. tluv00

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 18, 2007

Yet Nokia insists on calling Android "Fractured".

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.

10. aneelamdani

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 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

12. ABSHK

Posts: 5; Member since: May 31, 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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