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  1. Wiitard12's Avatar
    So, coming from the S3 I thought this phone was amazingly smooth and I had no problems with it at all.

    Then I decided, lemme check out ART...and lemme see what all the fuss is about. And WOW...I definitely feel the change...apps open practically instantaneously...and the multitask window(which had a bit of a pause on dalvik) now opens quickly and operates smoother. Switching between apps is definitely faster.

    Sent from my LGLS990 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-12-2014 12:36 AM
  2. neonworm's Avatar
    ART is awesome. It has a notable difference in speed. But, are you seeing a difference in battery life?
    07-12-2014 03:29 AM
  3. rushmore's Avatar
    Catch being on average you lose 25% of storage space. I do not notice lag on my S4 as example, but will definitely notice the storage loss.
    07-12-2014 10:43 AM
  4. donm527#IM's Avatar
    Didn't realize the storage loss to enabling ART. I didn't recall noticing when I enabled it on my Nexus N4 and not huge in using up space so I don't think it will bother me on the G3. But wouldn't having the sd card slot make it a wash? I plan to buy a 32gb sd card just for the heck of it.

    Catch being on average you lose 25% of storage space. I do not notice lag on my S4 as example, but will definitely notice the storage loss.
    07-12-2014 10:54 AM
  5. mhettrich's Avatar
    Will switching to ART delete all the info from my device? I've heard instances of this happening.
    07-12-2014 11:00 AM
  6. eddyknights's Avatar
    what is art
    07-12-2014 11:08 AM
  7. mhettrich's Avatar
    It's the newer runtime that will be used in Android L. I'd need someone a bit more in tune with the technical side to explain the benefits. From what I understand it is supposed to improve the overall speed of the phone as well as improve battery life.
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    07-12-2014 11:15 AM
  8. Wiitard12's Avatar
    ART is awesome. It has a notable difference in speed. But, are you seeing a difference in battery life?
    I haven't been using long enough to let you know ,unfortunately.

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    07-12-2014 11:21 AM
  9. Wiitard12's Avatar
    Will switching to ART delete all the info from my device? I've heard instances of this happening.
    No it won't, everything stays the same.

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    07-12-2014 11:22 AM
  10. mhettrich's Avatar
    No it won't, everything stays the same.

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    Alright then, switching over now haha.
    07-12-2014 11:23 AM
  11. planoman's Avatar
    No you will not lose any data. ART is a new complier for apps that uses AOT (ahead of time) compiling of data for an app instead of JIT (just in time) compiling that Dalvik uses.

    It is a bit faster but uses a bit more storage since it needs more info that JIT. It also save a bit on battery life.

    1. No data loss when converting but the more apps the longer it will take
    2. Increase in performance of apps
    3. Increase in storage requirements for apps, the more apps the more storage used
    4. Slight increase in battery life
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    07-12-2014 11:27 AM
  12. ShinyTop's Avatar
    Does it take root to convert to ART? Is there a guide?
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    07-12-2014 11:32 AM
  13. spawn9859's Avatar
    Does it take root to convert to ART? Is there a guide?
    No, go to settings, about, tap on build number a bunch of times until it says Developer options unlocked. Then go to developer options and where it says select runtime, choose ART. It will take about 15 minutes to restart and reload all your apps, but totally worth it.
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    07-12-2014 11:38 AM
  14. mhettrich's Avatar
    Does it take root to convert to ART? Is there a guide?
    All you need to do is enable Developer Options by going to About Phone and tapping on build number several times. After doing this there is an option to switch to ART runtime within Developer Options. No root is required.
    07-12-2014 11:38 AM
  15. ShinyTop's Avatar
    Thank you. I will be getting mine on Thursday. I will switch to ART before loading on apps.
    07-12-2014 11:42 AM
  16. Wiitard12's Avatar
    They say some apps don't work with ART...but I haven't run into any problems yet.

    Sent from my LGLS990 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-12-2014 11:51 AM
  17. Wiitard12's Avatar
    Btw, when I switched over to ART, my Window and Transition animation scale were both turned off...is that normal?

    Sent from my LGLS990 using AC Forums mobile app
    07-12-2014 11:54 AM
  18. robstunner's Avatar
    Btw, when I switched over to ART, my Window and Transition animation scale were both turned off...is that normal?

    Sent from my LGLS990 using AC Forums mobile app
    Lol, there's the reason everyone is saying its faster. Gotta love placebo.

    Sent from my LG-D850 using Tapatalk
    07-12-2014 12:48 PM
  19. billbrobaggins's Avatar
    That wouldn't be a placebo.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-12-2014 12:52 PM
  20. robstunner's Avatar
    That wouldn't be a placebo.

    Posted via Android Central App
    I can turn off animations on dalvik to seem faster too.

    Sent from my LG-D850 using Tapatalk
    07-12-2014 12:54 PM
  21. planoman's Avatar
    Btw, when I switched over to ART, my Window and Transition animation scale were both turned off...is that normal?

    Sent from my LGLS990 using AC Forums mobile app
    Interesting...I never noticed that because I always turned them off first thing even before switching to ART
    07-12-2014 01:50 PM
  22. eddyknights's Avatar
    so is art the way to go then i have it n bye be lag my g3 is running as smooth as it should of been since day 1 as advertised awesome now
    07-12-2014 03:57 PM
  23. donm527#IM's Avatar
    Android L release will run exclusively on ART

    Android L release will run exclusively on ART | Android Central

    so is art the way to go then i have it n bye be lag my g3 is running as smooth as it should of been since day 1 as advertised awesome now
    07-12-2014 04:31 PM
  24. Jdane07's Avatar
    ART does seem to speed up the G3 a lot. .5x animations and scaling and stuff helps to though.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    07-12-2014 05:07 PM
  25. RenoD2010's Avatar
    Agreed; changing over to ART definitely improved performance. I'm still tweaking the phone (only had it since Friday) so hopefully more good news to come. I'm also thinking there will be software updates/improvements down the line with Android L on the horizon.
    07-13-2014 09:34 AM
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