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Microsoft Testing Windows 10 for 512MB RAM Smartphones

News by Luke Jones on Monday February 09, 2015.

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Microsoft is planning on making Windows 10 its uniform platform across all form factors and will be hoping to get the OS onto as many smartphones as possible. One question raised early was how would Windows 10 work on the company's large amount of entry level handsets, those packing 512MB of RAM?

The developer community confirmed that Windows 10 for Phones will be tested on 512MB variants, although likely to be quad-core variations. However, there have also been reports that hugely popular handsets like the Lumia 520 will also get Windows 10, despite that particular product packing just a dual-core processor.

Microsoft's own chief of mobile and convergence strategy, Joe Belfiore, has Tweeted the company's plans and revealed that the Lumia 520 will be tested with Windows 10 for Phones and will likely get the software bump when the platform launched later in the year.

He said that it is the company's ambition to make Windows 10 available for these lower end devices, although Belfiore did confirm that handsets with 512MB of RAM will lack some of the features found on higher scale smartphones.

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