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.
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Which Moto Mod are you most interested in? [Poll of the Week]
Crowdfunding project of the week: Modobag is a luggage bag you can ride!
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Four ways smartphones are changing the world for the better
Google Daydream VR: ‘Daydream-ready’ phones and compatible devices
Android Authority Plays Pokemon Go
Which phones come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor?
10 interesting facts about Google
OLED boom approaches as more manufacturers eye up panels
Apple Music vs Spotify vs Google Play Music
How to transfer your contacts from iPhone to Android
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