Google Trialing ART to Replace Dalvik on Android Phones
Google is testing a new runtime for the Android operating system that it hopes will eventually replace the Dalvik runtime that currently powers Android. Dalvik is a just-in-time (JIT) compiler that helps applications function on Android hardware. It requires apps to be compiled each time they are run. This process includes a lot of overhead and isn't the most efficient way to run apps. The new environment for apps is called Android Runtime, or ART. It is an ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler that translates apps into machine code when they are first installed. The process should be more efficient and will lead to Android's ability to run actual native applications. ART is available in Android 4.4 KitKat on the Nexus 5. Developers can switch their KitKat device to use ART instead of Dalvik. According to Google, it is offering this early access to ART to get early developer and partner feedback on how well ART works. Google did not say if or when ART will actually replace Dalvik on Android devices.
Oct 26, 2018
Art enthusiasts have 200,000 new reasons to be excited about the Google Arts & Culture app, which recently expanded its partnership with New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met has been methodically digitizing its collection of more than 1.5 million artifacts that span some 5,000 years of history.
May 8, 2018
Google today revealed more details about its next-generation operating system, Android P. To start, the OS introduces new system navigation that is gesture based.
May 7, 2018
Google today made the third beta release of Flutter available to developers. Flutter is a set of tools that can help developers create user interface designs that work on Android and iOS.
Feb 7, 2018
Alphabet today said it is putting its Nest and Google hardware teams together under a single roof. Since August 2015, Nest and Google have existed as separate entities under the Alphabet parent company.
Sep 27, 2018
The FCC is stripping power away from state and local governments in order to facilitate the installment of 5G infrastructure. This week the agency moved forward on an earlier proposal that sets limits on fees municipalities can charge for cell site applications, as well as the timeframe in which those applications need to be approved.
That is Awesome!
Just about time
I don't think if this will affect the way in which Android Apps are developed. Building apps for IOS in objective C is quite complicated, building apps for Android is way easier the way that it is right now.