If you’ve ever watched HBO’s Silicon Valley, you’ll know that data compression is a big deal these days. Google knows this, and has just introduced the D8 dex compiler in preview as part of Android Studio 3.0 Beta’s release. It improves upon the existing DX compiler in virtually every way.

Dex compilers are essential for app development. Google is claiming that the new D8 compiler compiles faster, produces smaller .dex files, and offers the same or better app runtime performance when compared to the current DX compiler.

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Google’s next-gen D8 dex compiler is now in preview, improves compilation times and file sizes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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