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IDC: Windows Phone climbs to second place in Latin America

22 August, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
IDC: Windows Phone climbs to second place in Latin America - read the full textIt seems that Windows Phone has found a home in Latin America, going from fourth place in Q1 this year to second place with a 12% growth according to numbers by IDC. In Mexico, Microsoft's mobile OS is second for a second quarter in a row and it has climbed up to second in Peru and Colombia (where...


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sadly, emulator in WP8 & WinRT is inefficient.

emulator normally uses dynarec/JIT compilation to speed up execution. unfortunately, JIT compilation is not possible in WP/WinRT, because WP/WinRT doesn't allow writable executable memory. (same thing with non-jailbroken iOS, they don't allow writable executable memory)

the result is, all emulator in WP/WinRT are currently using interpreter mode, which is very slow, and can fry your phone pretty fast :D

emulators for GBC, GBA, SNES, Genesis, can still run full speed on WP/WinRT, although they will suck your battery dry because they use 5-7x more power than other platform that support dynarec (android, jailbroken iOS).

emulators for PSX, PSP, NDS are clearly unplayable on WP/WinRT, unless you have a very _very_ powerful device.

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  • 2013-08-22 12:22
  • txj3

Any specific reasons as to why such a difference in Latin American region?

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  • 2013-08-22 12:17
  • w98X


my vision vomes true

we are comming lagoid for squzing u and punching u and terminate u from the universe

we r the windows boys

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  • 2013-08-22 12:12
  • tUdx

Well, there is no other way for Windows Phone to go but UP!

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  • 2013-08-22 12:12
  • 414x

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