About a week ago we wrote an article about the Samsung Galaxy S5 supporting the ART runtime, well now it looks like HTC is doing the same with its newly launched HTC M8. It has been confirmed by Android Central that the M8 will indeed support the ART runtime and we are very glad to hear that. The ART runtime is the future runtime of Android, destined to replace the current Dalvik runtime, so any devices (especially flagship ones like the M8) that support it are just moving that forward.

For those of you who are not aware of what ART is it is essentially a new runtime environment that Google designed specifically for Android devices. As of right now the ART runtime is supported by Nexus devices, variants of the Moto X, the Galaxy S5, and now the HTC M8. If you own any of these devices and enable ART you will have to restart your phone and let it recompile your apps to work on ART which can take a while, if anything it can slightly boost your phone’s performance but in the future it will do a lot more than that.

Source | Android Central

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Nicholas Terry

Nicholas Terry

(Author) - I am currently attending college to receive my degree in Computer Science with a pipe dream to someday work at Google. I love everything about android and smartphones and always love learning more about them or anything else tech wise. I also love developing Android apps and learning new types of code in my spare time. My current devices I use are my LG Optimus G and Nexus 7, Pebble watch is still on the way.
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