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The Top Android Devices and the Testing Challenge

By Josh Galde | November 27, 2013

CATEGORIES: Mobile Quality
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Developing apps for Android can be painful at best. With new devices coming out every day it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up, let alone to get ahead. Max Knobloch of Mashable says in a recent article “It's a brave new world out there for Android users. The list of capable smartphones powered by Google's mobile operating system grows every season.

With Apple falling to the second spot of top operating systems after 2013's fiscal second quarter (nearly 80% of devices shipped at that time ran on Android), now is as good a time as any to consider the humble droid.”  The article goes on to list the top 5 Android devices of 2013 including the HTC One, LG G2, Galaxy S4, Nexus 4, and the Moto X.

And it’s not just phones. Android tablets have increasingly been challenging Apple. In a recent article Arian Kingsley-Huges of ZDNet shares “Tablets are everywhere, and while Apple's iPad – along with its little brother, the iPad mini – commands the most media attention, there's no shortage of excellent Android alternatives to choose from.” The article continues to list the top 7 Android tablets for Aug, 2013. They include the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Note 10.1, Ainol Novo 7 Venus, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, and the Ainol Novo 9 Spark.

“All of the tablets features here are very capable, powerful workhorses, and are ideal not only for home users, but also for enterprise users or those looking for a BYOD tablet. Any one of these will give you an excellent Android experience, and, when combined with the right apps, will allow you to get a lot of work done when you're away from your desk.”

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With the explosion in devices supporting Android OS versions comes the complexity of trying to delivery quality to this vast array of OS and screen types. One must make careful consideration of which devices they would like to support and more importantly how those features will be tested. Delivering quality and unique features in an app can greatly enhance the experience and provide long-term revenue to the company. The stakes are high, and many companies are taking the plunge with great risk but potentially even higher reward.

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Developing apps for Android can be painful at best. With new devices coming out every day it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up, let alone to get ahead. Max Knobloch of Mashable says in a recent article“It's a brave new world out there forAndroid users. The list of capable smartphones powered byGoogle's mobile operating system grows every season.

With Apple falling to the second spot of top operating systems after 2013's fiscal second quarter (nearly 80%of devices shipped at that time ran on Android), now is as good a time as any to consider the humble droid.”  The article goes on to list the top 5 Android devices of 2013 including the HTC One, LG G2, Galaxy S4, Nexus 4, and the Moto X.

And it’s not just phones. Android tablets have increasingly been challenging Apple. In a recent article Arian Kingsley-Huges of ZDNet shares “Tablets are everywhere, and while Apple's iPad – along with its little brother, the iPad mini – commands the most media attention, there's no shortage of excellent Android alternatives to choose from.” The article continues to list the top 7 Android tablets for Aug, 2013. They include the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch, Galaxy Mega, Galaxy Note 10.1, Ainol Novo 7 Venus, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T, and the Ainol Novo 9 Spark.

“All of the tablets features here are very capable, powerful workhorses, and are ideal not only for home users, but also for enterprise users or those looking for a BYOD tablet. Any one of these will give you an excellent Android experience, and, when combined with the right apps, will allow you to get a lot of work done when you're away from your desk.”

11-24-2013 2-45-43 PM

With the explosion in devices supporting Android OS versions comes the complexity of trying to delivery quality to this vast array of OS and screen types. One must make careful consideration of which devices they would like to support and more importantly how those features will be tested. Delivering quality and unique features in an app can greatly enhance the experience and provide long-term revenue to the company. The stakes are high, and many companies are taking the plunge with great risk but potentially even higher reward.

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