As shown in the graph below, the runtime and compiler optimizations in the ART 13 update delivered real-world app start-up improvements of up to 30% on some devices.
Man, it feels like Google is actually starting to fix the Android segregation after all these years.
Every near now, something new becomes updateable by Play Services. One day it might be able to update more or less the entire OS.
I only hope it won’t destroy the open source culture in Android. It’s already getting a bit iffy in my opinion
My hope is that PWA in Firefox will mature together with Flatpak and GNOME mobile user interfaces. Then one day we can have something like Fedora Silverblue with a GNOME mobile interface on a phone where apps are distributed via Flatpak. With hopefully also a mobile friendly Firefox. And then install some other things via PWAs. We’re getting there, but it takes time. Anyway, I’m going off topic
I wouldn’t worry too much about that. They are simply APEX modules that are distributed through Google Play. I see no reason why they couldn’t be distributed in other ways in alternative ROMs.
One of the problems I see with the Linux adoption on phones is banking apps and their silly “security” requirements (i.e. SafetyNet).