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.
Crowdfunding project of the week: Keezel is your personal VPN router
Fitbit Charge HR vs Garmin vívosmart HR
Why Apple’s potential AMOLED usage is good…and bad
With Android apps on board, will Chrome OS become the tablet OS of choice?
ZTE Axon 7 hands on
ZTE Axon 7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 – first look
ZTE Axon 7 vs LG G5 – first look
How to recover deleted text messages on your Android phone
New mid-ranger vs old flagship: which is the better deal?
What’s your favorite keyboard app? [Poll of the Week]
What is a GPU and how does it work? – Gary explains
Which Android manufacturer is your favorite?
Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates roundup – May 23, 2016