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Info 2 [RunTime Discussion] Dalvik V.S ART

Hello everyone:
as everyone knows Android introduced a new run time in kitkat which it ART. they say its faster than Dalvik as it precompiles the apps. in sense 6 we can choose which runtime we want to use when enabling Developer options so we can have a peak at the new runtime which will be used officially in Android L.

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Dalvik is the process virtual machine (VM) in Google's Android operating system. It is the software that runs the applications on Android devices. Dalvik is thus an integral part of Android, which is typically used on mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablet computers as well as more recently on embedded devices such as smart TVs and media streamers.

Android Runtime (ART) is an application runtime environment used by the Android mobile operating system. ART replaces Dalvik, which is the process virtual machine originally used by Android, and performs transformation of the application's bytecode into native instructions that are later executed by the device's runtime environment.

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I'm using ART on my GPE converted M8. Was using Dalvik when I was on Sense though.
 
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I'm currently using it on ViperOne Rom 2.4.0. Is it faster? Well, first we need to figure out how to measure lightning!
It's also supposed to make a slight improvement in battery life, I would guess because it takes less power to load up apps so it keeps cpu clock speeds down. Just a stab in the dark there though.


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Well, the art we have on KK is outdated and nothing compared to the Art we will have on Android L...

I'm not sure if it really is better than Dalvik on its current stage ,but the one on Android L certainly is.
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Well, the art we have on KK is outdated and nothing compared to the Art we will have on Android L...

I'm not sure if it really is better than Dalvik on its current stage ,but the one on Android L certainly is.
Yes Android L ART is different. With the current one you can't notice a difference really.. maybe abit.. and some people say it's laggy.
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I noticed it depends on the app for me. Most work fine, but apps like Nike+ and certain games load slow or hang up for me.
 
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I noticed it depends on the app for me. Most work fine, but apps like Nike+ and certain games load slow or hang up for me.
There's a thing in me that keeps going back to ART.. but now I'm back to dalvik my phone was stuck on chrome browser before 5mins.. tbh the ART we have now is abit slower and more laggy than dalvik maybe a sense case. It works fine in my HTC one X running 4.4.4 AOSPA rom or CM11
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I have set my HTC one M8 today to ART. Now i cannot instal APK files on the Phone.
 
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I have set my HTC one M8 today to ART. Now i cannot instal APK files on the Phone.
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