Windows Phone Tango interface leaks - same visuals, new features, only 256MB of RAM needed

Windows Phone Tango interface leaks - same visuals, new features, only 256MB of RAM needed
Some juicy details about the upcoming Windows Phone Tango update have leaked, and it seems to be just what the doctor ordered - no skimping on eye candy, but able to run on 256MB of RAM for entry level WP handsets. Tango will allegedly also downsize the minimum camera resolution requirement to 3MP from the current 5MP. 

Windows Phone Tango interface leaks - same visuals, new features, only 256MB of RAM needed
Customers with Tango phones that have only 256MB or RAM will apparently be warned by the mobile OS when they try to download a heavy app requesting more than the minimum to run properly that they might experience issues, which is fair game.

The update will also bring new features or resolve current issues like contacts management on the SIM card. You will apparently be able to attach multiple items to an MMS message, and have a native voice recording app for multimedia messages as well. 

Both domestic and international data roaming will be possible for managing now under Windows Phone Tango, with three options to choose from to avoid cell phone bill shocks.

The update details are expected to be revealed in full at the MWC expo, and we will be there to follow through. Nokia is also expected to announce there the first Tango handset - the Nokia 610 - with lower specs and entry level price point.

source: wp7forum.ru via WMPU

Windows Phone Tango interface leaks - same visuals, new features, only 256MB of RAM needed
Windows Phone Tango interface leaks - same visuals, new features, only 256MB of RAM needed
Windows Phone Tango interface leaks - same visuals, new features, only 256MB of RAM needed
Windows Phone Tango interface leaks - same visuals, new features, only 256MB of RAM needed

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22 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

While its great to see the ram usage so low its not a surprise as wp menu big block ui has been likened to that of the comodore 64 era so cpu power usage can easily handle it

2. drahmad

Posts: 480; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

where are apple fans, come comment "thats fragmentation"

12. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

That would be Android fans; you see, Android users don't want to be the lone fragmented game in town and disparaged by all of OSes, so they want some fragmentation company, as all misery does. IOS and WP are a little more similar in approach, than Android.

16. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Define "fragmentation"

3. 008Rohit

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

What a cheap marketing strategy by Microsoft! I've discussed about the failure of the whole 'Tango' concept in my blog today...http://smartphonegeeks.in/2012/02/windows-phone-tango-screenshots-leaked-256mb-ram-a-marketing-strategy-by-microsoft/ I can't remember any 256MB android phone being incompatible with any normal app.

4. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Really? But where did you read that Tango wont be compatible with normal apps? It is stated that this restriction will be for RAM hungry apps... Can't remember Android phone that isn't lagging... with any RAM... Troll fail?

5. 008Rohit

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

So, Samsung Hub or whatever can be seen in that screenshot is a RAM-hungry app? So RAM hungry that even 256MBs of RAM can't handle it? Even Symbian handles super-heavy apps and HD games with 256MB RAM. Android doesn't always lag. You can atleast install all apps. and there is a scope of overclocking the device to run an app smoother than before.

7. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

Yes, Android always lags, I have a GS2.

9. 008Rohit

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I've used Motorola Defy, Fire XT, Samsung Galaxy S, LG Optimus Net... I never found any of them lagging.

15. eiyoy009

Posts: 57; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

because you dont know what is the meaning of lag!!! hahah...blind

17. DigitalJedi_X2

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 30, 2012

No. It. Doesn't. I have a SGS2 as well and have NEVER experienced ANY lag whatsoever. And yes, I know the definition of lag. Maybe you and your other lag buddies just don't know what you're doing with your handsets. When I had my OG DROID there was no lag and when I had my EVO 4G there was no lag. I will admit though that my Nexus South 4G lagged like a mother. And Android isn't the only OS that lags. All OS do. When my wife had the iPhone it lagged and my friends WP7 handset lagged as well so you all really need to quit it with the only Android lags comments.

14. kainy

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Yes, Samsung's app is a hungry one. If it's on the screen shot and it is written that it is, so it is. But the app itself has weather animations, news feed, curency feed and smth else i don't remember, so it's not so basic. And yes, Android always lag, even Google confirmed it by explaining why there is lag, and why they can't and wont fix it. And for the clocking bull***t, how many people clocked their devices? And why there is need for that? If an app is not smooth on that device it should not be available, but hey what the hell... it's Android...

6. 008Rohit

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

8. JSern

Posts: 282; Member since: May 22, 2011

you fail

10. Jericho unregistered

There is no lag on any os. Its just android isn't as smooth in scrolling. Its just shutter. Android's response priorty isn't set to high.

11. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Still waiting for native screen capture...

13. 008Rohit

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Win Phone 8.

18. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

win phone for the win!

19. manuell3g

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

And who says ios is smooth. I hate it when people talk that trash,the iPhone 3G wins hands down when it comes to lagging yet no one complains about it..iOS 5.0.1 lags too.i know cos I have an ipad2,safari lags sometimes and so does the keyboard.apps crash like craze too. The only os that doesn't show any change in smoothness will be wp7.

20. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Agreed!! iOS devices tend to be VERY smooth for the first few months, as of late and especially with iOS 5 my iPad 1 has been lagging all over the place and crashadocious. (new word)

21. wp7tribes

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

8) im loving it already

22. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

I think they should concentrate more on dual core and quad core support for now. This way they will never make it to android

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