The Nokia Lumia 520 is one of the more popular Windows Phone devices at the moment and we’re sure many of you guys are wondering why? After all it doesn’t have a fancy screen, it doesn’t pack an amazing camera, and to be honest it’s a very, very basic phone.
Then again it could be that despite its low-end specs, it runs very well for a phone that you’re paying for that price, and recently during Microsoft’s BUILD conference, the company revealed how they have made their low-end phones such a success.
According to a report from Neowin, Microsoft revealed that the reason why their low-end phones tend to do very well is because they usually begin the development on low-end hardware, which includes dog-fooding said devices, to ensure that the Windows Phone operating system runs perfectly before they move on to higher-end products.
Apparently it is a lot easier to scale up for performance as opposed to having to scale down, where companies might be forced to omit certain features, like Nokia Glance, due to hardware limitations (to be fair, Nokia Glance is a Nokia feature, not a Windows Phone feature).
Hopefully what this means for Windows Phone 8 users is that unlike Windows Phone 7, no users will be left behind in terms of receiving updates, at least for a reasonable amount of time.
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