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    Hey there, I was kind of pissed when I saw the following on the Windows Phone 8 official page: "Some apps and features won't work on phones with less than 1 GB of RAM". Does anyone know what this will imply for our future 8Ss? I might even consider not getting this phone if it's too limited because of its 512 Mb of RAM, despite its ridiculously low price... What do you guys reckon?
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    Please provide a link.

    One missing feature, yes. Apps that do not work, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a5cent View Post
    Please provide a link.

    One missing feature, yes. Apps that do not work, no.
    Sorry mate, here's the link What's new in Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone How-to (United Kingdom)
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    That's very sad the 8s is as watered down as it is. MS should really have let bottom be 1gb ram. Im still floored by the 4gb capacity, this isn't 2007.

    I know you can use a micro sd card, but the average user isnt always savvy enough to figure out how to store files where, and go out and get one.
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    Does anyone know what 'features' won't be available with 512Mb of RAM?
    I searched the website but I couldn't find any specifics...
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    I'd like to know what the "features" it can not run too. Had my mind set on this phone but the 512mb is making me hesitant.
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    I was considering this as my backup phone, behind the white 920 I've been scrambling to acquire. The styling is just TOO good to ignore... If I had to venture a guess, I would say the multitasking increase to 8 apps would be first on the chopping block, along with some other, more resource-intensive background processes, like perhaps background GPS navigation... I don't know...
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    If a normal silverlight app needs more than 512MB of RAM...you shouldn't be making apps.
    That's how much RAM is in a Xbox 360.

    The only thing I realistically see limited is those Big 3D DirectX games that are supposed to be coming out.

    Nothing more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Last Byte View Post
    If a normal silverlight app needs more than 512MB of RAM...you shouldn't be making apps.
    That's how much RAM is in a Xbox 360.

    The only thing I realistically see limited is those Big 3D DirectX games that are supposed to be coming out.

    Nothing more.
    An Xbox 360 doesn't have to simultaneously run resource-hogging phone functions & runs a lean dedicated OS. Either way I hope you're right... :)
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    This may be a shot in the dark but I cant imagine there would be any limitations. Ive got an iPhone 4 that I want to get shot of for an 8S and both have 512MB memory and all the time I've had the iPhone over 2 year its run every app I've downloaded. I know iOS and WP8 are totally different OS's but I cant imagine there would be apps that couldn't be run on 512MB of memory

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