Facebook and Messenger now require 2GB RAM on Windows 10 Mobile devices
posted by Cosmin V. / Oct 17, 2016, 12:57 AM
It appears that both Facebook and Messenger applications for Windows 10 Mobile now require a minimum 2GB of RAM in order to work smoothly. The new changes have been recently spotted on the apps' pages in Windows Store, so it's as official as it can be, despite the fact that developers haven't yet announced anything concerning this matter.
Obviously, users with high-end smartphones like the Lumia 950 won't have any issues meeting the new minimum requirements, but many consumers who own a mid-range Windows Phone will continue to have issues with either of the two apps.
For the time being, Facebook and Messenger apps remain available even for those with phones that pack less than 2GB RAM, which makes us believe that developers have updated the minimum requirements in order to be able to offer a valid explanation to those complaining that these apps are slow and unresponsive at times.
The main problem probably lies in the coding of these apps, which seem to require more RAM than most of Windows Phone apps usually need to function properly. Either way, we doubt that the apps will be optimized to work better on mid-range and entry-level Windows Phone handsets since Microsoft's mobile OS seems to have lost quite a lot of market share, but we don't rule it out.
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All their apps are poorly optimized battery killers.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 1:11 AM 5
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If you listen very closely, you can hear all three people with Windows phones groaning.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 1:43 AM 2
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The facebook process took 70 megs to max 380 megs on my lumia 950xl. And this was after scrolling really far down and watching movies and all that. My guess is with all the other stuff people may have open the lower end models with 1 gig may not be sufficient for smooth operation. But honestly once ms starts focusing on mobile again my guess is all new phones will have minimum 2-3 gigs starting 2017.
posted on Oct 17, 2016, 8:52 AM 0
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