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ART vs Dalvik - Introducing the New Android* x86 Runtime

Introduction

Since its early release versions, such as “Cupcake” (1.5) and “Donut” (1.6), to the current “KitKat” (4.4), Android has maintained a layer-based architecture. Starting from the bottom, it includes: “Linux Kernel”, “Libraries and Android Runtime”, “Application Framework”, and “Application” (Figure 1).

 

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