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After a months of Kitkat, are apps compatible?

8th February 2014, 07:01 AM   |  #1  
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I heard that Kitkat broke compatibility with most apps as it came out and that made me decide to hold off on updating. But most custom roms now are made for Kitkat and I'm stuck on 4.2.2. There is nothing wrong with my rom right now and everything runs like a dream still but I would like to know if it is worth updating now. Most of my games might not be compatible...
8th February 2014, 08:05 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by raylgo

I heard that Kitkat broke compatibility with most apps as it came out and that made me decide to hold off on updating. But most custom roms now are made for Kitkat and I'm stuck on 4.2.2. There is nothing wrong with my rom right now and everything runs like a dream still but I would like to know if it is worth updating now. Most of my games might not be compatible...

I have not encountered a single app that is not compatible. I think you mistook what was being said about compatibility. Its not that most apps would not be compatible with kit kat, but issues with some apps could arise if you chose to use art instead of dalvik as your runtime, which was introduced in kit kat.

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8th February 2014, 10:38 AM   |  #3  
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99% of the apps are compatible with 4.4/4.4.x. There were problems with ART earlier, but most of them are fixed now. E.g. WhatsApp had issues with ART, but now it works like a charm.

All of your games should be compatible, I never had any troubles with games (MC4, Asphalt 8, Contract Killer 2, etc.) both on ART and Dalvik.
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