Google Android Applications Testing

Google Android is an open-source up-to-date OS for mobile devices released by Google Inc. in 2008. Due to the series of successful marketing and architectural solutions it has immediately become enormously popular among both smartphone producers and users (having advanced users as a target audience). Its market share at the end of the year 2011 (according to Gartner report) constituted some 52.5% of the worldwide mobile OS market.

Because of such rapid evolution Android platform has got a history of older versions (beginning with version 2.2 “Froyo”, then 2.3 “Gingerbread”, 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”, 4.1-4.3 “Jelly Bean” and up to the most up-to-date one 4.4 “KitKat”), which complicates developing applications effectively and testing applications for this platform as a whole. That’s why to test Android applications TestLab² uses a wide range of terminals and emulators, which cover practically all possible combinations of Android hardware and software.

Android applications are developed via Java using Android SDK. This platform is well-known to our engineers, thus they can analyze product behavior and, besides formal testing, provide you with comments and recommendations for improving Google Android application performance.