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General ART vs DALVIK Runtime

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ART vs dalvik runtime

  1. ART is faster

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  2. dalvik is faster

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  3. same

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    20.7%
  4. what are you talking about

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  1. Maine Coon

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    ART vs dalvik runtime - what's your experience?
     

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    Do all apps support ART?
     
  3. Maine Coon

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    No.

    Xposed does not, and some FF games as well. That's what I know now.
     
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    Guys, the only absolute comparing them is ART uses about 25% more storage space.
     
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    it is a known. Question is whether it is worth it.
     
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    It's supposed to be.
     
  7. Maine Coon

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    that's why the poll is here - to find out from the real user experience.
     
  8. Steven58

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    OK u2 break it the HECK UP! :p
     
  9. Maine Coon

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    I am waiting for the root method to put all my stuff in before any heavy testing.

    should be there any moment now :D
     
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    I only had it in DAVLIK for about 30 seconds, can't really take the poll. Other than to say ART has been running great, no issues at all.
     
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    I haven't even had time to go to the vzw store to check it out and won't over the weekend. I truly look forward to seeing it. RE: Dalvik v. ART? I really can't check it out on my GNex because it bogs me down... Not enough memory.
     
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    well, I played with the LG G3 for about a week before moving to ART. Once I moved to ART, I did notice less lag on things such as opening apps, moving about in the app folder and even on the entry of my unlock pin on the lock screen. Is it going to blow your mind with the difference? No. But I can tell some differences with the smoothness and to me, that's worth it. However, I haven't really noticed any difference in battery life one way or the other.
    Really interested to see how ART will impact things once it's full-blown in the next version of Android.

    One additional note: I attempted to use ART on my HTC One M8 and reverted back after a week as it tended to have the opposite effect. I started to see more lag. Was it due to ART or some other app that I had recently installed or some other factor? Not sure, but I had to revert.
     
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    "less lag" hmmmmmm :(
     
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    Dalvik ...

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    ART ...

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    'nuf said. ;)

    I've also noticed significant battery life improvement with ART. The only gotcha, at least with ART in it's current state, is when you update, it has to recompile all your apps, which for me with 170+ takes a good 20 minutes and turns the phone into a hand warmer. Of course you only have to do that once, but still ...
     
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    No xposed, no ART for me. I did see a list of apps that don't work and there were others I need too (capital one,I think). Seems like there are lots of incompatibilities yet, but I guess if that's not a problem for people, then art is probably a little better. At least it's easy to go back without factory reset.
     
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    All this talk about ART inspired me to change my settings to it on my Galaxy Nexus. Here goes nothing.
     
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    Noob question :: This is for root?
     
  18. Maine Coon

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    No, it is not, you just need to make yourself a developer, lol, by tapping several times on the build number in the About phone, and then select from the developer options choose "select runtime".
     
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    Don't do it! :eek:
    Or if you do, be sure to have a backup. It futzed mine when I tried it but that was way back when it was first introduced and highly unstable (on CM11). Could be more stable now....
    Anyway, my only .02 is I run ART on my Moto G and don't notice much of a difference.
     
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    Day 2 ART. So far so good. Pretty zippy for a GNex. I ALWAYS have a nandroid or two or seven. :p Thanks! I'll let you know.
     
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    you have no right to complain unless you voted :D
     
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    Just switched my G3 over to it... I'll give it a day or two, but first impressions are things are moving along a lot quicker. Went from ~25GB to ~21GB free space local, but considering I lived on ~10GB for 18 months, I think I can deal ; Still got the 64GB SD card too.
     
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    You have any apps that won't work?
     
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    seems like Titanium Backup is incompatible w/ART. I cannot even install it while running ART.

    Essentially it means no ART for me, no matter what.
     
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    I switched to ART yesterday and a few minutes after it restarted and optimized my apps the phone was completely frozen. Had to pull the battery and start it again. After it rebooted it froze again after a minute or two. Pulled the battery again and switched back to dalvik as soon as it started back up, haven't had any problems since.

    Maybe I did something wrong? I'm all for the added speed, the hit to storage doesn't bother me.
     

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