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    Default ART on Moto X after 4.4 update

    Has anyone switched runtimes from dalvik to ART yet? Curious to see if anyone's tried it and what's the performance/battery life like after switching. I'll probably be switching shortly. Just curious to see if anyone else has run into any glaring issues before I go ahead with it.

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    Default Re: ART on Moto X after 4.4 update

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce09 View Post
    Has anyone switched runtimes from dalvik to ART yet? Curious to see if anyone's tried it and what's the performance/battery life like after switching. I'll probably be switching shortly. Just curious to see if anyone else has run into any glaring issues before I go ahead with it.

    Feel free to do it for us.

    Also, how can anyone comment on battery life...we just got the update?

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    Default Re: ART on Moto X after 4.4 update

    Yeah true I guess nobody can comment on battery life yet. Brain fart. I'll be going ahead with it later and will post again about how it compares to dalvik.

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    Default Re: ART on Moto X after 4.4 update

    At this point, it's not going to make a difference. It's worth playing with, but you could potentially run into some conflicts in the app department.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce09 View Post
    Yeah true I guess nobody can comment on battery life yet. Brain fart. I'll be going ahead with it later and will post again about how it compares to dalvik.

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    you should checkout the nexus 5 threads. there was a discussion about this 2 weeks ago

    Yes, apparently ART has a noticeable (positive) affect in battery life

    Just...WOW...massive speed increase using ART cache
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce09 View Post
    Just curious to see if anyone else has run into any glaring issues before I go ahead with it.
    The camera is broken under ART. I can't even open it, so I switched back to dalvik.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultravisitor View Post
    The camera is broken under ART. I can't even open it, so I switched back to dalvik.
    Mine works fine under ART.. Maybe switch back and forth again and let the apps optimize again? I just did it so can't really tell any of you benefits yet. Tomorrow will have a better feel for performance

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    Default Re: ART on Moto X after 4.4 update

    I thought the quick mention in the podcast was worth listening to: Five minutes on ART — the new Android runtime | Android Central

    In short, the engineers that came up with the thing state that it will not do much for someone that is an end user. So, if you're a Developer, it's a cool thing. If you're an end user, there is potential for it to possibly be more of a hassle than a benefit. But hey, turn it on, play with it. Why not? It'll be pretty cool if it adds measurable battery life.
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    Default Re: ART on Moto X after 4.4 update

    So I've enabled ART and ran it for a few days. I'm not sure I noticed any performance benefits. However, I did notice a decrease in battery life. Rather, my phone had a tendency to dump from 35% to 15% in a matter of minutes, even while idle. Obviously I don't know if the two are related, but I'm looking to sort it out.

    I've switched back to Dalvik and I'll keep an eye on things to report back. As of now though, I ain't buyin' the hype.
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    Default Re: ART on Moto X after 4.4 update

    Google has said that ART is in there for developers and hardware manufacturers. End users will see little to no benefit from it and it could actually cause some major headaches for end users. It is the future of Android, so they included it for Qualcomm, Nvidia, HTC, Samsung, etc. and the app developers to be able to prepare now, before they switch over. Until those optimizations are done, you're going to see minimal benefit.
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    Default Re: ART on Moto X after 4.4 update

    I get much better battery life on ART. raised my total time record by 3hrs with 5hrs screen time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonymhoffman View Post
    I get much better battery life on ART. raised my total time record by 3hrs with 5hrs screen time.

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    Are you a power user? Games? Just browsing I can get 6+ hours.

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    Default Re: ART on Moto X after 4.4 update

    Just got my moto x on Monday, charged it up, activated it, download and install 4.4, and turned on ART because heard it helps battery life a little.
    2 days later, took a picture of the phone as I couldn't get how you take a screenshot (I do now) and this is what I got.
    The tiny spike was from transferring a photo to the computer which took <1 minute. I did have a short 4+ hrs of screen time but
    wanted to see how long it would go after the first charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howdydoesit View Post
    Are you a power user? Games? Just browsing I can get 6+ hours.

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    No.

    Social networking, emails, browsing, Google drive stuff.

    I need to be on WiFi to get 5+

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