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Is there simple explanation what ART does for regular Joe? Why does Google gives me choice between ART and Dalvik?

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Google doesn't give you the option.
Its hidden in developer options for a reason.

To answer your question, it gives you a preview or "beta" build of ART and what's to come. Its a smoother experience and OS seems snappier over all. But with all the optimizations Delvik runtime it not really noticeable. The most notable difference is between switching task and apps. That's all it really offers to an Average Joe.

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Google doesn't give you the option.
Its hidden in developer options for a reason.

To answer your question, it gives you a preview or "beta" build of ART and what's to come. Its a smoother experience and OS seems snappier over all. But with all the optimizations Delvik runtime it not really noticeable. The most notable difference is between switching task and apps. That's all it really offers to an Average Joe.

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Can switching between ART and Davlik (with some apps installing/updating on one, others on the other) cause issues?

I just wanna try ART out for a few days on 4.4.2, switch a couple of times for speed comparison, and if unsatisfied, return to Davlik, but only if this doesn't cause issues of any kind.

Does it?
 
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Can switching between ART and Davlik (with some apps installing/updating on one, others on the other) cause issues?

I just wanna try ART out for a few days on 4.4.2, switch a couple of times for speed comparison, and if unsatisfied, return to Davlik, but only if this doesn't cause issues of any kind.

Does it?
when I switched over to ART, ALL my apps started to crash. But I had a really old PA-gapps package and that was the issue. I did post in the forums and someone told me to use another gapps ( cant remember sorry :P ) and that mostly solved all my problems except that the keyboard still crashed.

There was a problem with the PA-gapps package. But now, with the new ones, you shud be perfectly fine. Even whatsapp is fixed
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1. Improved overall performance(made my 1st gen kindle fire fly, same with nexus)
2. Better battery life ( at least 30-1hr for me)
3. Faster app loading (assuming the app supports art should be noticeable)

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