Perfecto Announces Support for Android 9 Pie

Perfecto Announces Support for Android 9 Pie

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Fragmented Android OS Landscape Creates Challenges for App Developers

Perfecto today announced fully testing capabilities for Android 9 Pie. Perfecto customers can immediately test the newest release from Google across the Perfecto Continuous Quality Lab.

What’s New in Android Pie

Released yesterday, Android Pie introduces a new gesture-based “swipe” system interface similar to the iPhone X, a new dashboard to track usage — again much like the Apple screen time feature, an adaptive battery feature that maximizes battery power by prioritizing the apps you use most often at any given time, and other personalization features that learn from user habits and automatically make adjustments and provide recommendations.

The Android OS Testing Challenge

As MacRumors.com reports, “the Android-based smartphone OS landscape is highly fragmented. The previous release, Android 8 Oreo, is installed on just 12% of Android devices, and most Android smartphones continue to use Android Nougat, Marshmallow, and Lollipop, updates that came out in 2016, 2015, and 2014, respectively.”

The fact that the previous OS is only installed on 12% of Android devices a year after its release creates a tremendous challenge for Android app developers, who must ensure functionality and performance on new OS versions as well as supporting legacy devices that are several years old.

Testing in the Perfecto Continuous Quality Lab

Ongoing growth and the rapid pace of release in the mobile and digital space continues to the challenge dev and quality teams. A continuous quality approach, that leverages an efficient CI workflow, robust automation, and functional and performance testing is the only way to keep pace with today’s market and customer expectations. The Perfecto Continuous Quality Lab supports latest device versions, as well as all the legacy versions you have to support. Perfecto manages over 3,000 devices in the cloud, available 24/7 for testing of web, mobile and IoT devices with a single script.

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