This week in your world of Android: Android 4.4.4 took us by surprise, ART replaced Dalvik in AOSP, Google released updates to several of its core apps, the Galaxy S5 LTE-A launched in South Korea, Amazon finally unveiled its smartphone, reports emerged about Google’s Android in the car plans, and hacker Geohot released a widely effective root method.These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.
What does Android’s possible switch to ART mean for Xposed and other apps?
Does ART really provide a faster, smoother app launching experience when compared to Dalvik? A new video has hit the web that attempts to answer that question by pitting two Nexus 7 tablets against one other, one running Dalvik and the other running ART.
Dalvik’s future replacement debuts in Android 4.4 KitKat, currently an experimental feature
The days of Dalvik might finally be winding down! Google's upcoming replacement runtime, ART, has now debuted in Android 4.4 KitKat. Currently Dalvik is still set to default, as ART is still very much in the experimental stages.
Intel appears to have given up on smartphones, so what went wrong?
What features are missing from stock Android?
What would make the ‘perfect’ smartphone?
5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Android Apps Weekly
On my mind: Is Samsung still keen on its Galaxy Note line?
A history of HTC’s Android designs
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HTC 10 – A closer look at the camera
7 ways the Nexus 6P is better than the Galaxy S7 Edge
Camera shootout: Which smartphone camera is the best?
Best waterproof pouch cases for smartphones
Galaxy S7 v S7 Edge battery life showdown
Android Pay vs Apple Pay vs Samsung Pay Overview
How to sync all your passwords using Google
What Twitter app are you using? [Poll of the Week]