Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

Android's Dalvik Runtime Scrapped in Favor of ART

DZone's Guide to

Android's Dalvik Runtime Scrapped in Favor of ART

· Java Zone ·
Free Resource

Automist automates your software deliver experience. It's how modern teams deliver modern software.

It's been pretty clear for a while now that Google was going to move Android from Dalvik to a new runtime called AOT runtime called ART - we talked about it in November, then December, then again in March - but it looks like it's finally happening: Dalvik has been removed from the AOSP master branch.

From AOSP's change 98553 comes this gem, which knocks the whole thing home:

Dalvik is dead, long live Dalvik!

And if you want to see the change that adds ART, you can find it here: change 98618.

According to The Inquirer's Chris Merriman, this change is leading up to Google's official announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which will run ART rather than Dalvik.

Get ready for some performance boosts, and watch out for any changes this might lead to in your own apps!


Get the open source Atomist Software Delivery Machine and start automating your delivery right there on your own laptop, today!

Topics:

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}