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.
Why Android 7.0 won’t officially come to Snapdragon 800/801 devices
What you can actually expect from that Tim Buchalka Android Development course
A closer look at Samsung’s “neural network” M1 CPU
Back to school tech guide 2016: the definitive gadget list for work and fun
Android 7.0 Nougat review: an Android version for Android fans
Want to make an app but don’t know where to start?
Is Android 7.0 Nougat everything you hoped it would be? [Poll of the Week]
Android 7.0 Nougat update arrives: when will you get it?
Android N Developer Preview feature tracker
Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – August 22, 2016
Crowdfunding project of the week: Shoka Bell for bicyclists
Why Huawei’s processor coming to the US is a big deal
Corning responds to that worrying Galaxy Note 7 scratch test video