ART makes the Galaxy Nexus new again

Android 4.4 introduced ART, or Android Runtime. The big difference between this runtime and Dalvik is speed, and lots of it! KitKat already aims to be more efficient on devices with less RAM and these days, the Galaxy Nexus qualifies. Before starting out with the Cyanogenmod 11 nightlies I was using an app to set […]

January 13, 2014 · agw · No Comments
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The Nexus 4, and 4.1.2 on the Nexus

The Nexus 4 is revealed and out in November.  Quad core, twice as much RAM as my Nexus.  Want!  But I’m not going to be buying it, of course.  It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes for my phone to get Android 4.2. Speaking of upgrades, Android 4.1.2 was released and promptly downloaded […]

October 30, 2012 · agw · No Comments
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The Galaxy Nexus, my forever phone

The longest I ever kept a phone was four years, an old Motorola W755 flip-phone. A truly basic phone, it was built like a tank. Eventually I opted to upgrade the device…thereby beginning the era of “shit that doesn’t work quite right.” One phone constantly took pictures of my pocket. Another wouldn’t work with the […]

September 23, 2012 · agw · No Comments
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