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Optimizing Compiler – the evolution of ART

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.
by Robert TriggsApril 30, 20155

Android Weekly: top 6 stories this week

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 ...
by Bogdan PetrovanJune 22, 20143

What does Android’s possible switch to ART mean for Xposed and other apps?

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 ...
by Andrew GrushJune 19, 201436

“Dalvik is dead”: Google replaces Dalvik with ART in AOSP master branch

Google has just pushed changes to the master branch of AOSP that remove the aging Dalvik virtual machine and replace it with ART.
by Bogdan PetrovanJune 19, 201472

LG G2 Android 4.4.2 update starts rolling out in Korea, brings ART support

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.
by Jonathan FeistFebruary 7, 201411

AOSP commit hints that ART could become default in next Android release

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!
by Andrew GrushJanuary 31, 201424

ART vs Dalvik — Is ART noticeably faster? [Video]

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 ...
by Andrew GrushNovember 11, 201341

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 ...
by Andrew GrushNovember 6, 201349
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