The updated Windows Phone documentation on Microsoft site has revealed a full list of restrictions that come with the low memory Windows Phone Tango handsets, and besides the one we already knew about, a new limitation has been added â€“ no support for fast app switching.
The support page notes:
Many apps can run at the same time on a Windows Phone, and there’s an easy way to switch between the last five you’ve used:
1. Press and hold the Back button to see up to five of the apps that you’ve used most recently.
2.Flick right to see all of the open apps, then tap the one you want to open.
Note: This feature will not work if your phone has 256 MB of RAM. To find out how much memory your phone has, on Start, flick left, tap Settings, and then tap About.
The documentation also confirms
The absence of fast app switching I feel however is the biggest breaking change between the experience of Windows Phone Mango and low memory Tango devices. With background agents not supported and fast app switching also not supported, not only will 256 MB Tango devices lack 3rd party multi-tasking, but even the illusion of multi-tasking.
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