View Full Version : May 19 2015 Update - Android

19th May 2015, 17:05
This was a minor update to allow the app to use ART as the Android runtime (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_Runtime).

No features or gameplay changes were made.

Even though we tried to ensure that this update will run on most devices, it's possible that certain devices may have issues. Please do let me know if you run into any issues since the update was installed!

20th May 2015, 01:50
Is there any benefits with CM using ART?

27th May 2015, 16:07
There's no immediate benefit that the majority of people will feel. However, Android has two different runtimes - ART and Dalvik which can affect whether apps can run at all.

For example, I remember that CM14 had an issue whereby many players using certain newer devices who tried running the game were unable to do so because they were on the ART (I think) runtime. Changing their runtime to Dalvik in the Android system settings fixed the issue and they were able run the app. I think at the time ART was still experimental and thus caused some issues with CM14.

That's the briefest of explanations really, you can find the nitty gritty tech details (most of which im not too sure about myself!) here (https://source.android.com/devices/tech/dalvik/).