Google and ARM are working closely together on a new ground-up ‘Optimizing’ compiler for Android Runtime, to replace the current ‘Quick’ compiler, a hangover from the Dalvik days.
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.
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A new commits to AOSP suggest that the next major version of Android could ditch Dalvik completely, with ART as the only option. What does this mean for incompatible apps and for the XPOSED framework?
Google has just pushed changes to the master branch of AOSP that remove the aging Dalvik virtual machine and replace it with ART.
Android 4.2.2 has begun to roll out to the LG G2 in Korea and is expected to roll out to G2 phones around the globe by the end of the first quarter.
A new commit in AOSP suggests that ART may be switched to default in the next version of Android, with Dalvik remaining as a fallback option. Keep reading to learn more!
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.
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.