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Google's “Cloud Test Lab”a free, automated testing service

Aug 18, 2015

Android apps works on various  Android devices which can have a different Android version, resolution, aspect ratio, screen and performance cover when compared to another.There are various Android testing services  whose aim is to test the various apps and helps to solve the problem, but Google is finally going to offer a first-party option to developers though the Play Store developer console.

Recently, Google announced the "Cloud Test Lab," an in-house Android app testing service. In this you can upload your app to the developer console staging channel and Google will perform automated testing on the "Top 20" Android devices from around the world . At the end of testing, customers obtain a report summarizing the process of testing across all relevant devices with testing results and log files.  .

This service will allow the developers to "walk through" their apps on the selected devices and if they found any kind of crashes into it they will receive a video of the app before the crash and a crash log to help them in debugging their things. Google says this service will help catch layout issues and show -topping bugs and allow developers to spot bugs with low-RAM devices.

The statistics owned by Google  is the very less percent of devices are running the latest version of Android as compared to iOS because various devices of  apple are running the latest major version.
The "Top 20" tier is free, and Google is planing to expand the services to more than "Top 20" devices through a paid services. The parallel testing of physical devices can bring developers deeper insight into how to scale apps for various devices. The "Top 20" devices is probably only a tiny sliver of that, the service shows that Google is at least trying to help with the problem.The program is expected to launch later this year.

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