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[Q] Changed from dalvik to art runtime

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Default [Q] Changed from dalvik to art runtime

Hi. I just changed the runtime from dalvik to ART and i heard that ART apps are 10%-20% bigger than dalvik apps. Do i need to redownload my apps?
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No you don't need to.
When switching from Dalvik to Art. The new runtime just pre-compiles the applications boot up sequence. Sort of like odexed systems but more intuitive and less lag is present.

This does increase the size of apps and uses up a tad bit of extra space then you had on Dalvik.

No need to be worried, your experience with ART will be better.

Again let me answer your question - You do not need to redownload your apps.
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