Windows 10 for Phones will be previewed on Lumias with 512 MB RAM, too

Windows 10 for Phones will be previewed on Lumias with 512 MB RAM, too
A few screenshots from the technical preview of Windows 10 for Phones leaked out yesterday, and they confirm what Microsoft was saying all along during the presentation. Besides the Universal tiled interface, a new unified Notifications system was shown, too, which will keep it all synced across phones, tablets and laptops. 

Now, all this goodness might even be scaled down to run on Windows phones with 512 MB of RAM, it seems. There are quite a few of those out there, but if Microsoft has indeed managed to stuff the basic Windows 10 for Phones functionality in half a gig, that would be quite the achievement. We'll see pretty soon as the technical preview is about to hit developers' Lumias pretty soon.

source: Gabriel Aul (Twitter)

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1. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

If they can get a stable build on 512 MB RAM phones, I'll consider a cheap Lumia as my backup phone :)

2. Riderocket

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Only Phones with Quad Core Processors with 512MB will get W10 Phones with Dual Core processors can still get it, But they need 1024MB of Ram So the 520 cannot get it, but the 635 and 1020 can See the link below

3. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Please re-read before you make a fact like statement. "WE THINK" notice how the site you linked to is just thinking, has no evidence of anything on the contrary. Now i am not saying they are wrong, but for you to say, only, as if you it is a fact when the preview hasnt even hit, is rather tarded dont you think? Not to mention they know a plethora of 520 and 521 devices make up their market, if anything, that is the audience they want to target for their first.

4. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I thought there was no "W10 phone" version, they told it would be an unifying os.

6. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

It's still a unified OS just that for specifity's sake they gotta explain what's what for the various form factors'. This isn't gonna go away and will be that way until most people get it. You'd be suprised at how many people out there who'd skip the necessary RTFA rule and think about solely 512MB RAM ob everything laptops included.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It is a unifying OS, especially at the core. The reason why they say phones is cause there is a UI difference and considering its running on ARM and not x86 the assembly is also different

5. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

How about official release? "Sorry, due to lag of RAM on Lumias that have 512MB of RAM we discovered in Preview builds, we are not bringing Windows 10 to those devices in order not to ruin user experience"? Come on. People having Lumia 520 don't really need it, they need official confirmation. In previous days, Microsoft Mobile announced Windows 10 is available for MOST OF Lumia models, which makes my friends having Lumia 530 feel confused.

7. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Well, when there is more info, your friends can choose to be less confused. Seriously its still very early in the win10phone cycle that by the time win10 phone may be out, their 50$ throw away 530 will either get it or not. And if not, then another 50$ throw away android running lollipop...oh wait i mean 4.1 is around the corner (i kid but have yet to see a $50 lollipop phone in the stores and that has been out for months).

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It's very early at this point. The technical preview is a VERY early version of the OS, and is no where near finish. Things could change during development. It's better to not promise anything than to promise and break it. And with the 530, your friend might as well just get a new phone at that point. They are around $50. You can't expect the very best for that price.

10. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks when Windows Phone 7 made it's debut Microsoft MADE it's OEM partners to make the Windows 7 smart phones with certain specs so when a person bought a Windows smart phone it worked. if Microsoft applied that rule today all it's Windows 8 to 10 smart phones should come with 1 gig of Ram because some apps in the Windows smart phones store require 1 gig of ram Please take note that the Microsoft Branded Lumia 435 has 1 gig of ram and it's a budget Microsoft brand of Lumia smart phones. all Microsoft's OEM partners should do the same or else their Windows smart phone wont give it's users all Windows smart phone apps use which aint kool !

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

yes some apps, and of those apps most are from the same dev. Last time they ran the report some 99.x% of apps worked on 512mb. And of those 300 or so apps, something like 290 was from the same dev using a 3rd party middle ware app. So yes you are right, but at the same time...most will almost never know the difference.

12. nomad

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Do you think Windows 10 will run on Lumia 535?

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