Google debuts ART in KitKat, aims to change Android

07 November, 2013
ART stands for Android Runtime and aims to make apps in essence native on devices.

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  • Android 4.3 Lover

I was expecting to see a difference between the 4.3 an 4.4... I am so disappointed... I need more ram and all my status bar is white... I can't very mad... I have to use eyeglasses now in order to understand witch is icon is what... So ugly... I really hope that Android will change this behavior because I will definitely go to another Operating system and leave all the phones using this ugly technology. If Google is hearing our voice, fire the guys who did this design or a lot of consumers (as per the forums) we'll be oblige to fire you.

  • Arun

Anonymous, 02 Dec 2013i just bought a nexus 10, and updated to 4.4...But under the dev... moreme too, I guess, but not sure, they have not enabled it yet for tablets.

  • Anonymous

i just bought a nexus 10, and updated to 4.4...But under the developer option, i cannot see the Select Runtime option? Want to tryout ART =\

  • AnonD-208632

Insomnia, 11 Nov 2013Google, please get rid of JAVA.Totally agree...

  • Note3_user

AnonD-977, 09 Nov 2013The first 64bit PC I built was in 2004, using an Athlon 64. T... more"64bit means you can shove more data through a CPU in each clock cycle, which is why the A7 beats 32bit multicore CPU's clocked higher with more RAM in most benchmarks."

Well to be exact it can store and load double ammount of data- but cannot process double ammount of code. Also, 64 bit computing comes really handy when you got to address over 4 gigs of RAM.

Just think back of the PC history. When we got the first 64 bit cpus- programs did not happen to run double speed overnight. No, actually they were a few percent slower...

And about apple: we should not mention how good they are at cpu designs, when they needed to turn to intel for cpus :) :)

  • yann

AnonD-977, 09 Nov 2013iOS is Unix.You're lunatic!!!
You can wish, but iOS doesn't have anything in common with Unix.

  • Insomnia

Google, please get rid of JAVA.

  • tobey17

whatsapp didn't work. So I returned it back to dalvik... waiting a little bit before I turn it back to ART..

  • darek

I've set ART on my nexus 5. So far 99% of apps are working. This sphone is super fast!

  • Anonymous

AnonD-977, 09 Nov 2013Which is why my iPhone 5s can take photo's at 10fps yet my Galax... moreif you want a camera phone get a 1020, otherwise galaxy is much better than iphone as a phone

  • AnonD-977

fonehunter, 09 Nov 201364 bit architecture will work best if the OS and the programs ru... moreiOS is Unix.

  • AnonD-977

theguy, 09 Nov 2013data throughput... lol guys you will never see difference of 32 ... moreWhich is why my iPhone 5s can take photo's at 10fps yet my Galaxy S4 can only manage 6fps.

The S4 also has that useless feature so I can take a selfie with duck lips AND a plate of duck in the same photo at the same time.

Watch out Instagram thanks to Samsung things are going to get worse especially when selfies are combined with sickingly cute pictures of pets.

  • AnonD-977

Anonymous, 09 Nov 2013Google can fix lag by putting in an Intel i7 and 20GB of RAM on ... moreDon't forget the LED cooling fans and a window to see them through.

  • AnonD-977

Primark, 09 Nov 2013What you said is also true, but it is still dependent upon the r... moreThe first 64bit PC I built was in 2004, using an Athlon 64.

The only OS available at the time was Linux.

It only had 512MB of RAM, in those days that was a lot, off the shelf systems used to only have 128MB.

Just because 64bit CAN address more than 4GB of RAM doesn't mean it HAS to.

64bit means you can shove more data through a CPU in each clock cycle, which is why the A7 beats 32bit multicore CPU's clocked higher with more RAM in most benchmarks.

Apple been in the CPU and OS game for over thirty years, they know exactly what they are doing to get the best out of their combination of software and hardware, while being far more efficient with batteries that are less than half the capacity of their competitors.

  • Anonymous

fonehunter, 09 Nov 2013Another thing about 64bit is that its pretty useless if your app... moreEven super duper heavy games like original crysis can run on 32bit

  • Anonymous

Google can fix lag by putting in an Intel i7 and 20GB of RAM on their phones if not just use WP8 and iOS.

  • fonehunter

Another thing about 64bit is that its pretty useless if your application is not that big. If its instagram, facebook or plants vs zombie 2, chances are you're already good with 32 bit arch.

  • fonehunter

the truth is its a problem with lag thats why they are changing as if something is good why change it

^ If you are talking about mid-end devices then yes, that is a fact.

  • fonehunter

64 bit architecture will work best if the OS and the programs running on it are optimized for that architecture (64bit OS, 64bit apps). Unix and linux already support 64bit maybe even before android was created. And do you really think these tech companies come up with such advancement in just over a year? It's already been done and these companies are just waiting for the right time, marketing or hardware advancement to announce them to the public.

  • AnonD-88838

Anonymous, 08 Nov 2013It's not a lag. Only that the application takes a bit longer to ... morethe truth is its a problem with lag thats why they are changing as if something is good why change it