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    Default Dalvik vs ART

    So, who has swapped over to ART? If so, have you noticed any real difference?
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    I wouldn't advise doing it. From what our writers have said in the podcast.. They really don't see a difference.

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    Hmmm... I'm on tmobile. I ran ART on my nexus 5 and didn't really notice a difference. My wife's nexus 7 screen stopped rotating so I put her n7 on ART and it fixed it. Android, you are a strange mistress.
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    There are a few threads running on this topic. I tried it on an AT&T S5 and had a horrible experience and switched back asap. On the other hand there has been a lot of success, I was not one of them.

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    It's not the need of the world if you try it and doesn't work out as you can always switch back.

    It depends on the carrier and model I guess. As posted the difference is barely noticeable I guess I did it out of curiosity and wanted the latest.
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    I tried art for two days I had to switch back due to excessive lag and freezing.
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    I tried it for about 20 minutes. Noticed private mode doesn't work, switched back.

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    On my Nexus 5 it provided actual results. Things were just a smidge faster and it was a smoother experience. I also didn't have any serious bugs. The same can't be said about ART on the S5. The big deal breaker was Titanium Backup. It doesn't seem to want to freeze apps under ART (not a problem on my N5) in combination with force closes inside the camera app. I went back and honestly I didn't see any big differences. The biggest speed boost I saw was from disabling about 50 apps from Samsung and AT&T using Titanium. It's now almost as buttery as my N5 and the new TouchWiz interface is growing on me.
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    G3, on art with minimal issues but also minimal benefit. In not switching back but I'd recommend staying on delvik

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    My understanding is the version on the current S5 is not even at a beta level. Lots more work needed but wish I had a spare S5 to play with it more.

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    Back on dalvik...

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    I'm conflicted...

    While on Art I get seldom screen freezes causing me to battery pull but the battery lasts and lasts

    On Dalvic I run smooth as silk but battery burns faster.

    Sigh...

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    I tested it for like an hour and quickly switched back to Dalvik. It actually seemed much slower than Dalvik. It's definitely not ready for every day use. I'd stick with Dalvik but as other have said, try it out if you're curious for yourself. You won't hurt anything.
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    Dalvic is running smooooooth

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    I realize this thread is old, but I wanted to share my experiences. I'm completely new to Android but I've done a lot of research and did so before purchasing my GS5.

    I've only had the phone a couple days but I've been messing with all sorts of apps and tweaks and have had my phone on ART since this morning. At times it seems just a tad buggy, but overall it runs smooth. I tried it with animation scales off but it actually performs smoother with them scaled up to .5 again. Everything from screen rotation to app launching/notification center actions all seem smoother. Battery life seems better too, but I haven't done a ton of use to be super confident about this aspect yet.
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    I also must revive this post only to help G3 users. I was about to sell my G3 on eBay because I ran out of patience with the lag but then I saw a YouTube video today which says if you switch to ART and reduce animations to .5 that the lag would disappear. I just tried it and now my G3 flies even faster than my brother's M8. We were both shocked at the performance increase. I will now keep my G3 because the lag was the only thing I didn't like about it but now the lag has vanished. Unbelievable. Give it a shot but let the phone settle in for several minutes because when you first make the conversion it will be choppy but once it settles in it becomes like butter

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    Once it gets converted over to ART, do a restart so that it will come up properly and be stable.
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    I switched to ART the moment I got my Nexus 5 and it really does make a difference.

    Everything from multitasking, app opening, loading and scrolling becomes noticeably faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZgl1500 View Post
    Once it gets converted over to ART, do a restart so that it will come up properly and be stable.
    Yes definitely! I let it settle down for 5 minutes then did a restart and let it settle for another 5 minutes. It is not a small difference it is huge. It feels like the difference between a dual core to quad core upgrade. I still can't believe the difference I'm on cloud 9! No wonder 5.0 Lollipop is using ART as the default runtime in place of Dalvik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmanahmad View Post
    I switched to ART the moment I got my Nexus 5 and it really does make a difference.

    Everything from multitasking, app opening, loading and scrolling becomes noticeably faster.
    I agree everything improved dramatically . If you own a G3 and experience lag then you must do this. You don't need the dangerous thermal or throttling settings modifications to get rid of lag. All you need is ART and .5 animations.

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    Kinda late here lol, but I figured I'd offer my two cents anyways. So, I run nova launcher on my Galaxy s5 and I found that while using ART, the app startup from my Nova desktop takes a bit longer, but once the app has been initialized, it runs just as fast if not better in comparison to Dalvik. When opening an app from the app drawer, there is no lag at all, fast and instant. Ps, I have not tried using TouchWiz or anybody her launcher.
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    Samsung recommends to use ART for 1 to 3 days just to check it out, when its fully operating Dalvik will dissapear.
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    I was using art for two weeks I didnt notice any change for better or worse as fas as lag or speed or watever. I cant remember what exactly the problems were [becuz tht was awhile ago and I've had this phone for quite awhile now] but a few of the galaxys5 features were not functioning on art so I had to switch back.

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    I've switched my G3 on art about 2h ago, hm what ca i say... Maybe improves a lil' bit on performance, but it's too soon to say. On battery it's definetly too soon to say . One problem i've meet till now, i can't unlock the phone, it's turning on and off, pressing the unlock button it is turning on but after a sec it turns back off... It did that for a min and then i manage to unlock it. I think it's from the circle case but not sure, i'll come back with more details.
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    Never apologize for language issues. Your English is just fine...

    You at least have multi-language capabilities, where as myself, I never learned anything except the most basic of Spanish in a 6 day crash course.

    Then when I quit working with Hispanics, I lost all that I learned and have not had to converse with a Hispanic person in Spanish for over 5 years.

    Now, for ART mode.

    I switched to ART mode about 2 or 3 months ago. I "thought that" it seemed to be a bit faster, a bit smoother in scrolling. But even that may have been "masked because" I installed Nova Prime launcher about about the same time.

    I used to switch back to the TouchWiz launcher once in a while during the first week or two when something was not where I wanted it to be in my Nova launcher screens. But now that I have everything where it should be in Nova, I have not gone back to TouchWiz in a very long time.

    Nova and Apex launchers are both very flexible in allowing us to make our phone perform to our own needs.
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