1. Umass021's Avatar
    Anyone use or have any input on which one is better with the new 4.4 update? I was thinking about trying art but wasn't sure if there is much of a difference. Any feedback will help. Thanks.

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    01-13-2014 03:40 PM
  2. DASHAUS's Avatar
    My understanding is to not bother with art yet, it was only put in really so developers could test off it. Tldr; not ready for prime time.

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    01-13-2014 03:47 PM
  3. still1's Avatar
    Anyone use or have any input on which one is better with the new 4.4 update? I was thinking about trying art but wasn't sure if there is much of a difference. Any feedback will help. Thanks.

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    please dont do it 4.4(maxx version) has some compatibility issues which was fixed on 4.4.2

    again ART is not ready for prime time
    01-13-2014 05:52 PM
  4. dtbarabus's Avatar
    I'm running art and have been since December rollout. I have no issues. Much improved performance.

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    01-14-2014 06:33 AM
  5. CrazyRussian007's Avatar
    I switched to ART right after I updated to 4.4 in December. Once the runtime setting is changed from Dalvik to ART, the phone will reboot and take pretty long time as it needs to compile all apps. After that - pretty smooth sailing. The phone is quite a bit snappier and the battery life is crazy great! The only issues I've ran into is Pandora needed to be uninstalled and reinstalled - after that works great. The only remaining issue I have while on ART is that Facebook cant post pictures - I can live with that. I'm staying on ART.
    01-14-2014 09:41 AM
  6. JimBen73's Avatar
    Any more opinions on this?

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    01-14-2014 01:05 PM
  7. adrialk's Avatar
    Running ART since late December with no issues

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    01-14-2014 02:24 PM
  8. 1901Madison's Avatar
    Is it possible for me to switch to ART without a rooted phone? I have already downloaded 4.4.
    01-14-2014 03:28 PM
  9. CrazyRussian007's Avatar
    Is it possible for me to switch to ART without a rooted phone? I have already downloaded 4.4.
    Yes, it is a KitKat option, does not have anything to do with root.
    01-14-2014 04:03 PM
  10. Umass021's Avatar
    Its under developer options.

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    01-14-2014 04:07 PM
  11. Umass021's Avatar
    If an app doesn't work with it should I uninstall it and try again?

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    01-14-2014 04:08 PM
  12. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    If an app doesn't work with it should I uninstall it and try again?

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    Yes, that's what I do when an app gets messed up


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    01-14-2014 04:33 PM
  13. sforsyth01's Avatar
    Got my kitkat love today. Switched to ART right away. I'm already in love with this phone all over again. Android is now as smooth as iOS. Simply amazing.

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    01-14-2014 05:03 PM
  14. JimBen73's Avatar
    I switched to art after your replies, so far so good

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    01-14-2014 07:32 PM
  15. Masheen's Avatar
    Is it necessary to uninstall all apps and reinstall or do the apps get updated using ART and are g2g after it reboots?

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    01-14-2014 10:43 PM
  16. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Is it necessary to uninstall all apps and reinstall or do the apps get updated using ART and are g2g after it reboots?

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    Apps get optimized and it's sort of time consuming depending how many you have. If any of them don't work afterwards just uninstall and reinstall. Some may still not work.

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    01-14-2014 10:47 PM
  17. Pyro2677's Avatar
    Whatsapp doesn't work with 4.4 but does with 4.4.2 so i will be waiting for it. I used to have an S3 with KK 4.4.2 before i got my droid and i loved the 4.4.2 KK wish i could root my Maxx after the 4.4 update.
    01-15-2014 12:18 AM
  18. Algus's Avatar
    Double check your apps for compatibility first. If your essentials work then ART is indeed faster. It is still a testing feature so you may have more bugs.

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    01-15-2014 03:04 AM
  19. LOTL2's Avatar
    Just did the conversion this morning and phone does seem a little quicker.
    Read the thread linked below and the link posted in that thread for more info and how to enable developer option. Still considered experimental, but it appears you can easily change back to Dalvik if there are any issues. I haven't had any so far with the main apps I use.
    Droid Maxx Android Kit Kat 4.4 Tips and Tricks
    01-15-2014 06:37 AM
  20. schwars1's Avatar
    I switched to art after your replies, so far so good

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    Ditto, and ditto.
    01-15-2014 07:36 AM
  21. dancing-bass's Avatar
    Running CM11 (4.4 ROM) on my Galaxy Nexus GSM.

    Running a nightly, on ART (officially unsupported by CM) has resulted in a device that's smoother, more stable, and better battery life then it has been since 4.1, even on pure stock factory image (both rooted and unrooted)

    so nightly ROM/unsupported runtime (CM has it available but won't accept bug reports with it enabled)/older device (no longer supported by Google) is better then official factory image. A couple apps I use are a bit buggy on ART, but nothing that I would switch back for.
    01-15-2014 09:19 AM
  22. TexasMojo's Avatar
    Where do I find the selection between Art vs. Dalvik? I updates to 4.4 this morning.

    Never mind I found it!
    01-15-2014 10:55 AM

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