Android Run Time: An Easy Hack To Make Your Phone Faster And Its Battery Last Longer

Android Run Time

When Android 4.4 ‘KitKat’ launched on October 31 something very important and underreported was introduced. Its name is ‘ART’ and with the Android 4.4.2 update released in early December it is ready for the mainstream. What is ART? Something that will, quite literally, change how all Android phones operate.

ART stands for ‘Android RunTime’ and its job couldn’t be more important: it runs the apps on Android devices. ART replaces ‘Dalvik’ (named after the Icelandic village where creator Dan Bornstein’s ancestors lived) which has performed this task since Android first appeared. As you might expect Dalvik was getting very long in the tooth and it wasn’t that great in the first place. In giving it the boot users will get two significant benefits

By Gordon Kelly ***See Full Story on

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