We've received mixed reports about switching to ART but it seems that the majority of users who make the jump see some type of improvement. But just how noticeable is this improvement in app performance? Let us know if switching to ART has brought noticeable changes to your device's performance.
Forums Added for Sony Xperia Z and Firefox OS
Recently, we created two new forums for your browsing pleasure. The first is for a phone that we recently examined during our time at CES, the Sony Xperia Z. The second isn’t for a physical device, but rather for Mozilla’s Firefox OS.
The Xperia Z is Sony’s flagship device for early 2013. The device is dominated by a 5″ 1080p display, featuring an incredibly high pixel density of 441 ppi. In order to power such a screen, the device features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, backed by the speedy Adreno 320 GPU. The Xperia Z also features 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot capable of taking up to 32 GB cards. The svelte 7.9 mm device not only packs high end specs, but is also water- and dust-resistant. Boasting IP55 and IP57 water resistance ratings, Sony claims that it’s able to withstand shallow submersion for up to 30 minutes.
Next up is Firefox OS. Mozilla’s offering to the mobile OS landscape has been seen running on several devices under its previous alias, including the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Motorola Defy. Last year, however, we saw Firefox OS emerge as the continuation of Boot to Gecko. Needless to say, having another Open Source offering to choose between and develop for won’t be a bad thing. And now that the first Firefox OS developer phones have been revealed, perhaps this may come into fruition sooner rather than later. However, one has to wonder if this will actually gain traction, given the current state of two-party dominance and the difficulties faced by later entrants. Plus, let’s not forget about Ubuntu for Phones!
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