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.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Receives a KitKat Port
Some of you may remember when Sony smartphones were still branded Sony-Ericsson, and when the OEM offered a long list of devices. These devices included the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, which proved to be a commercial success despite their locked bootloaders.
Now, over 3 years since release, Xperia X8 users are able to try out KitKat. Big credit should go to AndroidARMv6 Team guys who prepared the source and XDA Senior Member afi1982, who ported OmniROM to this small, but still kicking device. As it’s an initial release and due to some technical difficulties, a list of bugs is quite long. As you would expect various features like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, auto brightness, and of course the camera need some polishing to work correctly. Considering the fact that the Xperia X8 was one of the first Android devices released by Sony Ericsson and how official CyanogenMod support was dropped with version 7.1, having an unofficial version of KitKat is a big achievement.
If you still use your Xperia X8 or have it collecting dust in a drawer, head over to the development thread to try out Kitkat on this lovely device.
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