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.
Android Weekly: top 6 stories this week
June 22, 2014
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?
June 19, 2014
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?
“Dalvik is dead”: Google replaces Dalvik with ART in AOSP master branch
June 19, 2014
Google has just pushed changes to the master branch of AOSP that remove the aging Dalvik virtual machine and replace it with ART.
LG G2 Android 4.4.2 update starts rolling out in Korea, brings ART support
February 7, 2014
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.
AOSP commit hints that ART could become default in next Android release
January 31, 2014
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!
ART vs Dalvik — Is ART noticeably faster? [Video]
November 11, 2013
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
November 6, 2013
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.
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