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Tomek Kondrat · Apr 8, 2014

Change Your Runtime Compiler Directly from Recovery

ART, which you can read more about in our story from February, is a hot topic in the Android world. This future replacement for Dalvik is still in the testing phase, and it contains some bugs that may pop up here and there. Hopefully, in the next release of Android, ART will be as polished and stable as it needs to be. As ART still has a few lingering issues with certain apps, a number of you may encounter some...

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Jimmy McGee · Feb 12, 2014

Android Basics 101: Understanding ART, the Android Runtime – XDA Developer TV

XDA community members are known for boosting the performance of their Android devices in much the same way that baby boomers would modify and improve their hot rod cars. One new feature of KitKat is poised to help improve application performance in Android. This feature is known as ART, though it's still an experimental feature, there is rumor that it will be the default soon. But what is this talk about ART really? And what is ART? In today's video, XDA...

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Tomek Kondrat · Feb 2, 2014

The ART of Android

Android 4.4 KitKat is indeed a sweet update. It brought dozens of new features, and its decreased memory footprint allowed it to be ported to older devices relatively easily. One of the most interesting features hidden deep inside developers options is ART, a new runtime compiler poised to replace our good friend Dalvik. What is ART and why should you be interested in it? Let's dig deeper. Android uses a virtual machine to execute code. It's not a perfect solution....

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Tomek Kondrat · Feb 1, 2014

Android Preparing to Become a 64-bit OS, ART Will Replace Dalvik as Default Runtime Compiler

Android has become the major player in mobile operating systems, practically ever since Gingerbread was released. The little green robot has evolved from a small, niche operating system into something of a juggernaut. During the course of these years, Android developers have added tons of handful functions like JIT and ART compiler. Now is a good time to think about the future of the Android, as a few major events are already behind us and some very interesting things are starting...

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