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    Default Art vs. Dalvik

    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Umass021 View Post
    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
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    I'm running art and have been since December rollout. I have no issues. Much improved performance.

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    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.
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    Any more opinions on this?

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    Running ART since late December with no issues

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    Is it possible for me to switch to ART without a rooted phone? I have already downloaded 4.4.
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    Default Re: Art vs. Dalvik

    Quote Originally Posted by 1901Madison View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: Art vs. Dalvik

    Its under developer options.

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    Default Re: Art vs. Dalvik

    If an app doesn't work with it should I uninstall it and try again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Umass021 View Post
    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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    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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    I switched to art after your replies, so far so good

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Masheen View Post
    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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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimBen73 View Post
    I switched to art after your replies, so far so good

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    Ditto, and ditto.
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    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.
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    Where do I find the selection between Art vs. Dalvik? I updates to 4.4 this morning.

    Never mind I found it!

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