The OAT of ART

This is the second part of a small series of articles about the newest Android Version: Kitkat, that I wrote at inovex GmbH. In this part we will take a closer look at the new fileformat: OAT of the ART runtime and have a brief look at the garbage collection Diggin deeper: OAT file analysis. So far we found out that the system runs a kind of compilation on the device itself. It converts not only the apps but also huge parts of the android framework to oat files. In this post we’ll try to figure out what this oat-thingies are and how they are executed. Weiterlesen