Tunein Radio updated, no longer works on certain Windows Phone 8 hardware

The popular Tunein Radio app for Windows Phone 8 has been updated (or so it seems) with some minor alterations. It's a strange release, as the version number reported on the store listing is 2.2, but the app is reporting 2.3. If you're up on your Tunein Radio knowledge, you'll know that we covered the version 2.3 update back in December. So what's new in this "latest" build? Well it's not good news if you're a Windows Phone 8 owner.

The development team has increased the RAM requirement for Windows Phone 8 hardware. Those who own smartphones such as the Lumia 620 cannot download, install and enjoy the experience as consumers require 1GB to gain access (unless you download from Nokia Collection). Now this is rather odd as the edition listed in the Nokia Collection for Lumia hardware is still the older version (going by "last updated" date) and can be installed on Lumia smartphones with just 512MB of RAM. Weird, right?

What's more is you can still enjoy Tunein Radio on Windows Phone 7.x, which supports anything up to 512MB of RAM. We're not entirely sure what's happening here, but should you notice anything new in the latest update, aside from the memory requirement alteration, then be sure to let us know in the comments.

You can download Tunein Radio from the Windows Phone Store (sporting the 1GB requirement for Windows Phone 8 hardware), as well as the version that supports Lumia hardware with 512MB RAM from the Nokia Collection (right-hand QR code).

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Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.