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Google's experimental Dart language seeks to speed up Android apps

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Dart was created by members of Chrome's V8 Javascript engine team, after being frustrated with some aspects of the 20-year-old language they dealt with on a day-to-day basis. The group recently held a Dart Developer Summit where it showed off the Dart on Android project. Dart on Android isn't called something obvious like "Dart on Android,"—it's going by the name of "Sky." For now Sky (Dart on Android) is just an open source experiment, but the project offers a lot of promise compared to traditional app development.

 

 

 

 

Being fast and responsive is one of the biggest goals for Sky. While 60FPS (or Hz) is the smoothness standard most devices and app developers aim for, the Dart team wants to crank that up to 120FPS, which isn't even possible to display on the standard 60Hz smartphone screens we have today. That sounds rather improbable on Android, where many apps don't stay at 60FPS, let alone 120. Rendering an app at 60FPS requires a frame to be drawn every 16ms, and apps "jank" or display an animation stutter, when they can't keep up with the 16ms deadline.

 

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/05/01/googles-dart-language-on-android-aims-for-java-free-120-fps-apps/


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We don't need 120Hz for basic UI stuff. 60 is enough for that

For gaming 60 is also enough and 120 is just nice. Its better to just not use that extra power and have extra battery life

But hey, I'm sure that is a crazy idea


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We don't need 120Hz for basic UI stuff. 60 is enough for that

For gaming 60 is also enough and 120 is just nice. Its better to just not use that extra power and have extra battery life

But hey, I'm sure that is a crazy idea

Untill you see 120hz phones and it might be super nice.

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I want 4K 144Hz smartphone already!! *kappa*

pah peasant :D i want 8k 240 hz one can never have enough pixels

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So... we're gonna see that in the next decade right?

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