Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Jun 2014 09:58 UTC
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Ever since we first saw ART appear alongside the release of Android 4.4 KitKat, we all knew that it would eventually replace the aging and relatively inefficient Dalvik runtime compiler. Well folks, the time is now upon us, as commits made late last night to the AOSP master branch show Dalvik getting the axe and ART being set as the default.

Should deliver some decent performance improvements. I tried switching to ART months ago but ran into problems with some applications not working properly. Has the situation improved? Are any of you using ART?

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 19th Jun 2014 16:42 UTC in reply to "Re:"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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Uhm, ios is also switching to Swift. Because objective C has some real run time penalties that slow it down more than it needs to be slowed down. Late binding, swizzling, automatic garbage collection and exceptions all slow it down.

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