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Well it's official! Just read an article on XDA portal. Google is replacing dalvik with art finally. I guess the changes were added to AOSP for the next OS.

check it out, top story on xda portal right now!
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Dalvik is dead, long live Dalvik! DO NOT MERGE

https://android-review.googlesource.com/#/c/98553/
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Hmmm. Not saying you're wrong. In my experience, using ART seems to have about the same battery life as dalvik. Or a little worse.

It might be just my setup and personally I don't worry too much about the little extra drain.

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Yeah I've heard lots of different things so I'd be inclined to think it was in my head, but I literally went from a full day of charge to two, its unbelievable.. Could be a combination of other stuff but I run all these apps watch video everything...I just make sure wakelocks don't show up.
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Yeah I've heard lots of different things so I'd be inclined to think it was in my head, but I literally went from a full day of charge to two, its unbelievable.. Could be a combination of other stuff but I run all these apps watch video everything...I just make sure wakelocks don't show up.
Testing has shown between 0-3% difference in battery life, basically within the margin of error to show no noticeable improvement with ART. I think the placebo effect is just strong since in theory it should use less once the compilation process is completed.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/01...t-not-too-bad/
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Testing has shown between 0-3% difference in battery life, basically within the margin of error to show no noticeable improvement with ART. I think the placebo effect is just strong since in theory it should use less once the compilation process is completed.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/01...t-not-too-bad/
Nice article. I guess the only other explaination that I've always thought is that ART broke some background process that might have been draining battery...but all these months later I haven't noticed anything...oh well.
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Art was not a pleasant experience before at least for me. A lot of apps weren't working, tons of boot loops. But from 4.4.1 to 4.4.4 ART seems to have gotten better for me and the changes are extreme. I will go as far as to say I haven't experienced a single problem.

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Just made the switch to ART (late to the party) after 3 months of owning this device. Absolutely zero issues thus far. Definitely seems to be snappier response wise.

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