They report the native Windows Phone 7 framework is called Iris, and that some developers, like Spotify, have already been given access to this software layer.
This information by itself is not new â€“ Microsoft has in fact said for some time that they would grant special access for major applications like Adobeâ€™s Flash and also for alternate browser makers like Opera and Firefox.
What is however very interesting is that the bar for entry is so low that a streaming music app would qualify, implying even software such as high profile games may be granted access, and meaning complaints about developers not having access to native code may be a moot point for applications where performance really matters.
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