Wind River rolls out new Android device testing software

July 26, 2011
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Wind River has a new Android software testing suite that it is talking about. The new test suite allows the testing of Android devices using automation scripts that are able to replicate the things that real world users would do on the device. The goal is to help makers of smartphones provide good user experiences.

The Wind River UX Test Development Kit is an Eclipse-based dev kit that is made to test human interactions with user interfaces and it works for applications and browser-based web content. Automating the tests via scripts promises to make the time needed for manual testing much less.

The dev kit has abstract tests for standard Android tests for things like the browser, camera, contact, media player, and email integrated. It also has apps for things like Google Maps, Facebook, and Twitter. Developers can also create custom scripts to test other things the standard tests don’t cover. The app also allows benchmarking of handsets as well.


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