Yes its a great performer and very efficient at swiping screens and twiddling its tiles. Unfortunately there isn't much more for it to do!
5 posts • joined 1 Sep 2011
Re: single kernel
The kernel doesn't necessarily have anything to do with how the user apps are developed. It only allows windows phone to support things like multi-processor, maybe more hardware devices, and makes the windows kernel more like the linux kernel, which has already been running on arm for years (not to mention mips and others). Just like in android, you don't have the same APIs (Java) as in desktop linux,(C/GTK/Qt), yet the kernels are the same.
Doesn't bode well for win 8 arm tablets (er fondleslabs, as you brits seem to know them). If android could get where there are now, but barely a blip for winpho7, they are in trouble. I know the tablets will be positioned simply like PCs with their keyboards broken off. If you go to walmart for example, one whole aisle is lined with about 25 laptops, all windows based of course. In the phone aisle, I don't think there is one winpho. Obviously they can't count on brand loyalty, unlike apple. This just shows that the "popularity" of windows based PCs is simply because of legacy lock-in.