Let the Fragmentation of Windows Phone Begin!
Just to bring you up to speed the next release of Windows Phone (called Tango) is aimed at the “lower end” of the smartphone market and will only require 256mb of ram instead of the 512mb required now. This will allow cheaper Windows Phone handsets to enter the market to compete with cheaper Android phones.
You are thinking “So what? That’s a good thing right?” umm..kinda of. You see all Windows Apps up to this point are written with 512mb of ram in mind and some of them will not run on the new 256mb Windows Phones. So this means the F word (fragmentation) that Microsoft has made fun of Android for so long has now crept it’s way into Windows Phone. As proven by the screenshot below from one of the new Windows Phone Tango devices.
So what does all this really mean? It really means don’t buy a Tango device spring the couple of extra bucks for a Mango device or you will not be able to run all the apps you want on your phone. Oh yeah it also means that it’s time for Google to make fun of Windows Phone.