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19th June 2014, 05:13 PM |#21  
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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!

Yeah..

Dalvik is dead, long live Dalvik! DO NOT MERGE

https://android-review.googlesource.com/#/c/98553/
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19th June 2014, 08:42 PM |#22  
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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/
20th June 2014, 05:06 PM |#24  
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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.
22nd June 2014, 09:18 PM |#25  
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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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22nd June 2014, 11:15 PM |#26  
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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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