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.
Updates Here, Updates There, Updates Everywhere – HTC Seems To Be Stepping Up To The Plate
Wow! Today has been an incredible day in the wonderful world of Android. It has been a streak of events one right after the other: ICS SDK hits and GPL compliant sources get released, Siri gets an Android rival, and now we just learned from two different sources, in two different parts of the world, that the Sensation is getting updates, although seemingly different. The first one that we got wind of was one going into Canadian Sensations, particularly, one Sensation owner (XDA member Pikabat) on the Mobilicity network, reported that he was getting an OTA update pushed in. This update is about 9.21 MB in size. Judging from this, and not knowing anything else about it, we can assume that it is the same one that got pushed to European Sensations last week. However, without a dump or a log, there is no way to tell what is included in this update. The member did not have root at the moment, so it will be almost impossible at this stage to determine whether this comes loaded with a new hboot, if it is intended as a security patch, or what it is. We will have to sit and wait until someone can dump it and compare to the European version.
Speaking of European versions, there was another report for an OTA earlier today via Twitter. This one seems to have a little bit more information such as the base number for the build being 1.20.401.8 and still being 2.3.4. The interesting part about this particular update is that it is about 47 MB in size, which means two things:
1. The one in Canada is NOT the same as the one being pushed out in Europe right now.
2. The large size of the update hopefully means more key changes.
According to the second screenshot taken by Rage06, the update includes 3D games in it, which could very well explain the large size of this. Also, the fact that it includes these games also implies that this is also intended for the Kingdom as well.
At this point in time, we do not have any further information as to what is included in the updates or which carriers it is going through first. However, we have to applaud HTC in the fact that they seem to be trying hard to get to the core of the security issues in a timely manner. No one ever said that being a large multinational corporation is easy, particularly when you have to deal with other companies to even open the doors to your office, but we still would like to thank you for looking into the matter at hand.
The moment we learn more about these updates, we will be sure to let you know, so stay tuned!
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