Dear, that is opposite of what you think. Linux is very RAM friendly but the thing is Android is a layer of a Java on the top of Linux kernel. virtualization is done to run Java code in Linux environment. Its called as Sand boxing. Google this for more info: Android java sandboxing on linux
And because of sandboxing, RAM consumption is very high. It is similar to running OS into OS through Virtualization.
That is why Android ICS consumes around 180-200 MB of RAM on low end devices and 256 MB RAM devices lags a lot because of low free RAM. When custom launchers are present like Touch wiz or Sense, situation is even worse.
WP 7 on the other hand runs on its own windows CE kernel (WP 8 also runs on native kernel of Microsoft called as windows NT kernel). It requires much less RAM because of this. WP 7.5 runs smoothly on 256 MB RAM and WP 8 will run smoothly on 512 MB RAM. HTC 8S also has same amount of RAM. Check its videos for smoothness of WP 8 on 512 MB RAM.
rabit33, 06 Dec 2012Yes, of course. There is a Windows Phone Store installed on every WP similar to Play Store on ... moreThanks for sharing your experience. It means you can not much customise windows phones in UI. U will get bored soon as it is human nature. U get bored with the same thing.
So it applies in phones. I like changings in my phone . especially UI.
how many function a smartpjone has?
10, 15. When we talk about 700.000 app in marketplace we talk in fact about variation of 15 function of an smartpjone more or less. What we could have? We have 25kapps app for gps for instance, 65kapps for camera 150kapps for browsing and so on. In my opinion the number of app in marketplace is not relevant. The quality of apps and licensing type of apps instead are relevant.
Man this is a very beautiful phone, I'm definitely buying this Lumia 620.
Ercelan Ensari, 06 Dec 2012Ah ok, I've never used windows phones. That's nice to hear the features you told..But still an... moreYes, of course. There is a Windows Phone Store installed on every WP similar to Play Store on Android. If you hack your phone (similar to jail braking on iPhone and rooting on android) then you can also install apps from other stores such as bazzar. You can even install apps from any sources on hacked phone (called as side loading of app).
Regarding number of apps. Android is unmatched for it. There are around 700000 apps on play store. Windows phone store instead has around 120000 apps. But from my experience with both these platforms, some points are worth to take note of:
1) Android has many widgets, skins, launchers on play store which falls under apps. My estimate is around 10% apps on android falls in this category. WP is made in different way. There are no skins. Instead you can change theme and those are built into OS, no apps for that. Similarly there are live tiles in WP instead of widgets in android. Those are part of apps and no separate apps for tiles. So naturally, WP will loose out in number of apps.
2) More number of apps in Android are free compared to WP. In WP, ratio of paid apps to free apps is higher and also price is higher for similar paid apps than android.
3) Quality and UI of WP apps is much more consistent, uniform and better in WP. There are guidelines for WP app developers about UI. Generally all apps follow that and resemble to beautiful metro UI concept. Android apps have different times of UI and loose out to smoothness, performance, consistency of their WP counterpart.
4) There are much lesser apps to play with system tool. Because of closed nature of OS, Microsoft restricts that. Naturally, again WP looses to Android in sheer number of apps on this front.
In short, apps on android are more about quantity and apps on WP are more about quality. There are many quality apps on android too, I am not denying that but I am talking about overall things based on my wide experience with both OS.
If the above feautures are true then it definitly rockkkkk...........and the first piece will be mine
rabit33, 06 Dec 2012ABOUT RAM!
512 MB RAM is minimum system requirement of WP8 for WVGA resolution screens (480*8... moreAndroid OS is based on Linux, so RAM doesn't create
Much problem. But in windows phones it surely does.
Anonymous, 06 Dec 2012Nokia Lumia 620 has scratch resistant glass, is confirmed by Nokia customer care Where did you read this about scratch resistant glass?
[deleted post]Dear, smartphones are like computers that is why they consume more power. Symbian was very limited in features. Now I use my mobile more than my pc.
They were phones. But these are portable computers
Ercelan Ensari, 06 Dec 2012Ah ok, I've never used windows phones. That's nice to hear the features you told..But still an... moreTake it either way. Symbian indeed was great platform and smart in its own way. No OS is as open and flexible as symbian. It brought support to the hardware acceleration, bluetooth 3.0, NFC, wifi n, USB OTG for a first time ever. It was doing a true multitasking before the era of palm OS. I remember how my 2004 bought 3230 was good at multitasking.
But it truly lacks many features which are essential these days. I said that in previous post.
What I only meant from earlier post that symbian's battery efficiency is unmatched even if capabilities that of platform are considered.
rabit33, 06 Dec 2012Lol! Microsoft does that already! All contacts, calender entries, emails, app history is kept ... moreAh ok, I've never used windows phones. That's nice to hear the features you told..But still android have more apps than windows phones. Won't u agree? And tell me one more thing, is there any market for apps as in android play store?
O my god... Look at the popularity rate for this phone...94%... This is surely going to be a super duper hit...Nokia is known for this...:)..
cb, 06 Dec 2012Thanks dear, im N8 owner and battery capacity of this phone looks similiar with my phone. i kn... moreI have used Nokia 3230, 5235, N79 in past and I miss the battery backup of all those phones but at a same time, you get much more functionality in WP. Your Facebook, twitter feeds/wall posts are integrated in contacts, facebook albums in pictures, you can have multiple push mail accounts in sync at a time, cloud storage keeps in sync constantly (skydrive), there are high quality internet hungry apps and processor hungry games, plus all routine tasks like calls, sms etc. And still one full day of backup is amazing thing, trust me.
cb, 06 Dec 2012Thanks dear, im N8 owner and battery capacity of this phone looks similiar with my phone. i kn... moreN8 is certainly one of the best Nokia has produced and Symbian was very power efficient. Don't expect the same battery efficiency in this phone but it won't be that bad as you thought. I am telling you with confidence after using Lumia 710 for more than 8 months now.
rabit33, 06 Dec 2012Man, I use Lumia 710 and it also has similar 1300 mAH battery and I still get at least 1 full ... moreThanks dear, im N8 owner and battery capacity of this phone looks similiar with my phone. i know about nokia performance because im using this brand too. Ok, i rest my case and good luck for you.. xD