ART on HTC One

Attention smartphone nerds — the new HTC One (M8) includes the option to use the experimental, pre-release ART runtime should you desire to make that switch. Android 4.4 introduced the new ART runtime — an alternative to the standard Dalvik runtime intended to let developers and OEMs get to grips with the new code before it becomes the default. But so far it hasn't been available on all KitKat devices. The old HTC One (M7) for instance didn't get ART in its KitKat update.

Like to live dangerously with preproduction runtimes? HTC's M8 lets you do that.

On phones where it's available, such as the Nexus 5 and Moto X, some regular users and tinkerers have switched to ART full-time, as it seems to bring a small but noticeable boost in responsiveness. As ART is still in the experimental stage, however, that extra performance comes at the cost of compatibility with certain apps. Nevertheless, if you understand the risks you can enable ART on HTC's 2014 flagship from within the developer settings menu as usual. (Whether you really should is debatable, but in any case, the option's there.)

For a quick rundown of what ART is all about, check out this podcast section from last year. And to learn more about the newly-announced M8, hit up our HTC One portal page.

 
There are 23 comments

I see you are trying to make htc one(2013) users remember that they dont have ART.

I too like to live dangerously.

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NoNexus says:

Your not missing all that much

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VAVA Mk2 says:

Causes a notable increase in battery life on Nexus 5

Sent from my Nexus 5 :-D

udazavlanje says:

Really? Gotta let some friends know that.

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VZW Moto X

Yes it does. And that is why I use it on my n5.

VAVA Mk2 says:

As a heads up, though, not all apps support ART yet. Up to devs to switch over

Sent from my Nexus 5 :-D

coolbreeze78 says:

I run it on my GPE M7 just fine.

Great...now more megapixels!

DWR_31 says:

Only on the front facer.

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Unfortunately. Although I like that feature though!

tdizzel says:

Ever since i enabled ART, i got sounds and 13s put on my Cavalier, i got a double-wide and i rode a plane

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Damn that reminds me, I got a whole new deck to put in my cavalier. And I ain't kidding...

eahinrichsen says:

But do you have to fuck around with Ray-Ray's broke ass?

tdizzel says:

That's what's most importantly

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dijit4l says:

How great thou ART, how great thou ART!

... but I'm not using it yet on my Nexus 5. Their isn't much of a reason to, atm.

udazavlanje says:

Fun fact
Developer settings (to choose ART) within System Settings is available in Sprint's version of Moto X (stock model not DE) but to get there on Verizon's version you can see it only while connected to computer. Just wondering how will VZW fix The One.

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barondebxl says:

If this device had 16 mp I think it'll be the best phone period.

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Yeah what the heck happened? I thought the 16mp camera was all but official? I was surprised.

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DWR_31 says:

4 megapixels in 1 ultra pixel.
4 Ultra pixels in 1 (2014) HTC One.

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Tom Craig says:

Even HTC apparently thought they were giving us a 16mp Ultrapixel camera...http://i.imgur.com/6ELeW6d.png

udazavlanje says:

+1

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VZW Moto X

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