Windows 10 will be one of the big mobile OS releases of this year but unfortunately for many owners of older budget-oriented smartphones back in February 2015 Microsoft warned that the OS would have problems with smartphones that have just 512 MB of RAM.
Sadly enough, in the 3-month time period since this statement, Microsoft has not found a way to make Windows 10 work in the best way possible on mobile gadgets with 512 MB of RAM or less. This means than even if you install Windows 10 on a 512 MB RAM smartphone, the OS will have certain limitations due to the fact that there isn’t enough RAM memory for all processes and services to run. For instance, HDR photos will come with lower quality and such smartphones will be able to take just three 5 MP photos instead of five at 8 MP. Various GPS services will also be limited – they will work in the background if there’s some free RAM available. In case there isn’t free memory the GPS service will be automatically stopped and if you need it again, you will have to run the app anew. In addition Skype will not be able to accept incoming calls or messages if there isn’t free RAM.
Things look bad, don’t they? This is not everything, however – smartphones with 512 MB of RAM and Windows 10 will be able to work with just two apps at the same time. Browsers used with this configuration will also support up to two tabs and in certain circumstances they will close automatically when there isn’t enough RAM memory.
The good news is that very few devices with 512 MB of RAM will run Windows 10. This is the place to say that smartphones with 1 GB of RAM and Windows 10 will not experience these issues. If this is not the case with you – then you have been warned!