The earlier figure of 5% incompatible apps in the Windows phones Tango has changed. It can be interpreted in two ways.
One, comparing the number of total apps available to the compatibility:
This figure comes out to be an affordable 1.6%.
The statistics: This figure has been deduced considering the number of apps currently running on the Windows phone Marketplace, which is 86,292.
Two, comparing the number of top apps to the compatibility
The incompatibility figure is higher than the overall compatibility and this is where our concern lies.
Out of all the incompatible apps the games contribute to the major portion.
Statistics: Out of 8,032 games available in Marketplace, 310 (3.8%) are incompatible. Games are twice as likely to be incompatible than apps. They make 22% of total number incompatible apps, with only 12% of content available in marketplace. 25.2% of Xbox Live titles do not run.
However, we would like to state that the issue of specification constrained apps has been observed in lower cost Android and Blackberry devices. Microsoft has arguably done a better job than its rivals. Existing apps are being updated for 256 MB device compatibility. For example: Rovio is said to be working on update for the best-selling game: Angry Birds.
While Lumia 610 users, currently experiencing the power crunch with the unavailability of the high end games (since we have been highlighting it too much); should feel lucky to avail the 95% of the Windows Phone experience for half the price.