Native ARM code found in WP7 Apps

Windows Phone developer Rafael Rivera has found something interesting in Tango and Spotify apps for WP7. Both of them are compiled in native ARM code.

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It seems that Microsoft is allowing some developers to code their apps in C++. Most devs are still required to code in Silverlight or XNA. By removing this restriction for high profile developers, MS is trying to pave a way for good quality apps in Marketplace.

Use of native code allows developers to create apps that can take a better advantage of WP7 hardware. I hope these restrictions are soon removed for game developers. It will bring much better ang graphics intensive games in marketplace.