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App optimization after updates is much quicker on Android N


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Android N is changing the way app installation and app optimization are handled.

If you’re lucky enough to have a device that receives frequent updates, you may be familiar with the slight annoyance of having to wait for your apps to “optimize” for the new system version.

During this process, apps are pre-compiled in a process called Ahead-of-Time compilation, which basically ensures that apps are ready to run the instant you tap on their icon, as opposed to having to wait several seconds when you launch the app. This behavior was introduced with the ART (Android Runtime) virtual machine, which was previewed in KitKat and fully launched in Lollipop.

Before ART, the Dalvik virtual machine used Just-in-Time compilation, meaning that apps were compiled at runtime.

With Android N, Google is changing things up again. To cut on the long time required to compile apps when the system is updated (depending on the system, this may take 20 minutes or more), Android N now switches back to Just-in-Time compilation, but only the first times an app is launched. After that, Android N proceeds to compile apps Ahead-of-Time, presumably during idle times.

What does all this mean in real life?

  • You won’t need to wait 5-20 minutes for apps to “optimize” after every update;
  • Immediately after an update, apps will launch a little slower than normal (due to Just-in-Time compilation);
  • After a few hours, app launch speed will return to normal (because the system compiled them Ahead-of-Time during idle time);
  • New apps will be installed much faster, but the first time you launch them, they will open slower than normal (due to Just-in-Time compilation).

There you have it – a seemingly small, but very welcome improvement coming to Android N. For more on Google’s latest, make sure to check our complete Diving into Android N series.

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Slack gets Material Design overhaul, better notifications and much more in version 2.0 update


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Slack, the popular communications app, is getting a huge update to version 2.0 that brings a much more polished, refined navigation experience, a ton of visual changes, and improved notifications.

Upon opening the app for the first time, you’ll notice the Slack team has taken some inspiration from Google’s Material Design guidelines, giving the app a nice aesthetic refresh. Both the left and right navigation drawers have been removed this time around. Instead, the app relies heavily on a much simpler tabbed navigation layout, which should be a welcome change for most users. This way you’ll be able to easily navigate to your channels, direct messages, starred items and mentions. You can now quickly jump to any channel, group or direct message by using the new “Jump to…” search bar at the top.

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The notification experience has been improved this time around, with notifications now being separated by team. Version 2.0 also brings a floating action button for quick access to DMs. If you’re interested, here’s the full changelog for the version 2.0 update:

  • The left and right drawers have been dropped in favor a simpler tabbed navigation. Tabs provide quick access to all your channels, direct messages, starred items, and mentions.
  • Know exactly where you want to go? Quickly “Jump to…” any channel, group, or direct message.
  • Constantly switching between teams? Simply select your team from the top dropdown and off you go.
  • A much refined notification experience, with notifications grouped by team.
  • A shiny new button floats attractively in the bottom right corner of the channels list for quickly locating or creating channels, DMs or groups.
  • Search functionality has been greatly improved with the ability to open search results in a new “archive viewer” so you can see the full context of a message result.

The new version of Slack is rolling out in the Google Play Store as we speak, though the Slack team notes that the update will be rolling out through tomorrow. Head to the Play Store link below to check for the newest version!

Get it on Google Play

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