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  1. Tall Mike 2145's Avatar
    For laughs, I've enabled ART on my N4, let it switch my apps over (no weirdness encountered so far) but I'm not seeing *any* difference at all.

    If you are running with ART, are you seeing a difference in performance?
    11-29-2013 12:19 AM
  2. morphodone's Avatar
    Enabled it on my Moto X. Don't see a difference so far after a couple of hours. Hoping for even better battery life.

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    11-29-2013 12:30 AM
  3. trivor's Avatar
    I saw a difference on my Nexus 7 [2013]. It was noticeably faster.

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    11-29-2013 05:01 AM
  4. someguy01234's Avatar
    It made transition between windows smoother, so much that when I switched back to Dalvik I couldn't stand it (the short waits between tapping on something and reaction, like tapping on home or recent buttons). It's not faster like a faster CPU, but it does seem to suffer less from interface stutters. It's more of a subtle feel, similar to when you run iOS6 on an good specs iPad where everything feel smooth. I feel ART made the entire argument of iOS(7) being smoother invalid as this point.

    Since we already have fast hardwares, it's hard to tell the difference since it's differentiate by fractions of a second. Some apps should load faster too naturally due the ART compiling the complete program to machine code.
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    11-29-2013 10:31 AM
  5. patruns's Avatar
    Just switched mine over for kicks. Reboot takes a hell of a long time. Looking at a "Android is updating" screen now... ""optimizing app 56 of 176"..... I didn't even know I had that many..........
    11-29-2013 11:32 AM
  6. Fairclough's Avatar
    Thinking right now it could be a placebo effect. I never really had lag, but I switched to see the effect.

    Not sure if keyboard is faster or I'm typing faster.

    Bloody Placebo's

    - Android Central App. Remember courage is contagious.
    11-29-2013 12:30 PM
  7. morphodone's Avatar
    My battery history shows my phone as constantly awake!?!

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    11-30-2013 12:43 AM
  8. someguy01234's Avatar
    My battery history shows my phone as constantly awake!?!

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    You have wakelock. You need to find which app is causing it.
    11-30-2013 01:12 AM
  9. Adam Tentis's Avatar
    For laughs, I've enabled ART on my N4, let it switch my apps over (no weirdness encountered so far) but I'm not seeing *any* difference at all.

    If you are running with ART, are you seeing a difference in performance?
    It almost doubled my battery life on my n5 but performance hasn't been noticeable.
    11-30-2013 01:26 AM
  10. yfan's Avatar
    Let's put it this way: before I enabled ART, my Nexus 5 was screaming. After I switched it on, it ROARS.

    I think it would help if people posting in this thread indicate their device. Most are doing so already; it helps understand if the difference experienced is bigger or smaller on a given device.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    11-30-2013 12:40 PM
  11. stackberry369's Avatar
    You have wakelock. You need to find which app is causing it.
    Someguy,what's with your avatar?

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    11-30-2013 02:06 PM
  12. someguy01234's Avatar
    Someguy,what's with your avatar?

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    Like I said, it's my bravatar. It makes me feel pretty inside.
    11-30-2013 05:15 PM
  13. jerrod6's Avatar
    I switched my N5 over two weeks ago. There is was an immediate difference. I don't have any system or app monitor that will let me see if apps run any faster so I am not claiming that.
    What I see is a faster response and performance in the system functions. Apps start faster, screens scroll faster, folders open in a flash so as far as the system actions are concerned seems like improvement.
    11-30-2013 11:28 PM
  14. Andrew Roach's Avatar
    I find that running Dalvik with Moto X libraries installed has produced the best results.
    12-01-2013 02:15 AM
  15. patruns's Avatar
    I don't know if it is faster, but battery life on my Nexus 5 seems a bit better.
    12-01-2013 12:54 PM
  16. devilsfl's Avatar
    I liked ART better but I noticed I couldn't upload pics to facebook. Anyone else have this problem?
    12-01-2013 03:42 PM
  17. yfan's Avatar
    I liked ART better but I noticed I couldn't upload pics to facebook. Anyone else have this problem?
    I think this is only true for photos taken directly from Google backup. I can upload just fine if the pic is local and and I'm not using the Photos app.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    12-01-2013 09:01 PM
  18. bubba3595's Avatar
    I did it just to see what all the fuss was about. Battery life was about the same, but some apps were not able to run, so I switched back.
    12-01-2013 10:29 PM
  19. 5hi7h34d's Avatar
    Someguy, I just stole your avatar. Thanks!
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    12-07-2013 09:07 AM
  20. stackberry369's Avatar
    Someguy, I just stole your avatar. Thanks!
    Lol.

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    12-07-2013 09:37 AM
  21. patruns's Avatar
    Interestingly, I do not find it on the Kit Kat update for the Nexus 10. Anyone else?
    12-07-2013 10:24 AM
  22. Shilohcane's Avatar
    Interestingly, I do not find it on the Kit Kat update for the Nexus 10. Anyone else?
    I went looking for ART to test out on my 2012 Nexus 7 that is Quad-core Tegra 3 processor and it isn't there either. It is a shame since the 2013 Nexus 7 could use better battery life.

    This thread thinks;

    Apparently ART is only available for Snapdragon-based devices. I can switch the runtime on N4, N5 and new N7 which are all based on Snapdragon but not on the first gen N7 (Tegra 3) and N10 (Exynos). It is plausible to make such restriction (because it can break the system) if the devs aren't tested it enough on devices other than Snapdragon.
    patruns likes this.
    12-07-2013 12:42 PM
  23. patruns's Avatar
    Interesting. I am not sure why that is. I would not think that a run time would be processor dependent.
    12-07-2013 03:28 PM
  24. stackberry369's Avatar
    Interesting. I am not sure why that is. I would not think that a run time would be processor dependent.
    Where do I find this on my note 3?

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    12-07-2013 09:09 PM
  25. patruns's Avatar
    Where do I find this on my note 3?

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    In devices with Kit Kat that have it, it is in settings/developer options/about the 4th down "select runtime"
    12-08-2013 12:14 PM
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