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Android Fragmentation Report

As every year since 2012, the guys from OpenSignal release the Android fragmentation report. The latest report was just published and the results of it are amazing and at the same time really scary if you are an Android developer or Android tester. For the 2015 report, 682,000 devices were surveyed and 24,093 distinct Android devices are on the market. Last year in 2014 there were “only” 18,796 devices available. Within one year the Android device market grew by 5,297 more devices, which is amazing if you keep the new iOS devices in mind. Apple released in 2015 (well 2014) only 4 devices. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. Read more

uTest acquires Apphance

Today the companies uTest and apphance consolidate their services for mobile app testing. See some quotes from the techcrunch article:

“uTest will also be using Apphance itself for its own 60,000-strong army of app testers, as well as adding functionality for it to support HTML5, on top of existing support for iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7, Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook.”

“This acquisition is a giant step forward in the growth of uTest,” Doron Reuveni, CEO of uTest, said in a statement. “By adding Apphance to our in-the-wild testing services, we’ve dramatically increased our value to customers and extended our position as an all-in-one testing solution for mobile developers around the world.”

If you check the website from apphance you already see the integration to uTest. The really cool thing is, the service is complete free for the rest of the year 2012! Go and try it!

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/15/utest-acquires-apphance-in-7-figure-deal-as-mobile-developer-tools-consolidate/

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Developer Mobile Statistics 2012

Like every day I am checking my mobile testing and developing bookmarks to be up to date. Today, I found on http://www.mobileapptesting.com a developer survey from more than 1500 mobile developers from all over the world. The survey was done by Vision Mobile and published in the business week end of june. It covers the current development situation from a developer perspective and provide some interesting facts.

Find the full post here: http://www.mobileapptesting.com/great-2012-mobile-stats/2012/07/

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Overview of Cloud Testing Services for Mobile Apps

Today I found a really nice overview about Cloud based mobile testing service at the blog of mobileappstesting.com. The article give a nice overview of the current state of cloud based testing services. The post explains the different types of clouds and provide some useful questions for QA experts who decide to test in the cloud.

Image Source: http://www.mobileappstesting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/cloud.gif

Find the complete article here:


Thanks to Anurag Khode (@anuraagrules) for providing this nice overview!

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