SOURCE: Apkudo


February 07, 2012 06:01 ET

Apkudo Announces Android Device Testing Software for Manufacturers and Service Providers

Lets OEMs and Operators Launch New Android Smartphones and Tablets With Confidence

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2012) - Apkudo, Inc., an Android innovation start-up, today announced Apkudo Device Analytics software for testing new Android smartphones and tablets as part of prepping those devices for launch to consumers.

Apkudo Device Analytics, a new software and services offering, characterizes Android device behavior to help mobile network operators and device manufacturers (OEMs) optimize the end-user experience. Apkudo Device Analytics helps find device and application performance problems before release, helping operators and OEMs launch Android handsets and tablets with greater confidence of commercial success.

Freedom and openness are hallmarks of the Android platform, but can also create challenges to interoperability and performance through fragmentation. When Android implementations diverge in hardware, look and feel, behavior, APIs and other aspects, popular applications may work on some Android phones and tablets but not on others. The Android ecosystem boasts hundreds of thousands of Android apps and hundreds of Android-based devices, with new apps and devices released every month. OEMs and operators face the challenge of determining whether popular apps will run on new devices in their portfolios and how users will receive those new phones and tablets.

"Apkudo Device Analytics helps speed handsets and tablets to market, finding usability problems earlier in acceptance testing," said Josh Matthews, Apkudo, CEO. "Testing with Apkudo Device Analytics helps OEMs and operators meet the fragmentation challenge and position new devices to be competitive in the dynamic mobile marketplace."

Apkudo Device Analytics uses a mix of core Android system applications and a representative workload of the top 200 apps in the Android Market to test multiple attributes of the user experience. Tests mimic actual device usage -- scroll speed in launcher, responsiveness of dialer etc., along with performance characteristics and stability.

Apkudo Device Analytics builds on broad-based user experience testing and comparisons to both standard reference values and actual devices. Apkudo performs deep analysis of the data collected by comprehensive test suites and provides concrete specific recommendations, not just abstract benchmark results. Device Analytics also makes it easy to interpret multi-faceted test results by creating ratings and ranking based on key device parameters, on absolute scales and relative to other devices on the market.

Apkudo Device Analytics complements the Apkudo App Analytics Platform, launched in November 2011. Apkudo App Analytics Platform lets Android application developers test their software on a comprehensive portfolio of mobile devices. Apkudo Device Analytics uses the top apps in the Android Market and a range of other test harnesses to help OEMs and operators assure that new smartphones and tablets offer mobile subscribers a best-in-class user experience.

About Apkudo Device Analytics
Apkudo Device Analytics helps mobile device manufacturers and network operators assess the Android application experience -- how well devices perform under common usage scenarios. Apkudo Device Analytics delivers comprehensive, detailed test information, highlighting sources of consumer delight and exposing likely causes of subscriber dissatisfaction, characterizing the Android user experience and providing recommendations to enhance it.

About Apkudo, Inc.
Apkudo is an Android innovation company that optimizes user experience and performance across the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of Android devices and applications. Apkudo's mission is to help the Android ecosystem overcome the major challenge inherent in the open nature of the Android platform: fragmentation.

Apkudo has offices in Sydney, Baltimore, Chicago, San Diego, and London. The Apkudo team includes deep research expertise with the Android operating system including optimization, usability and performance testing, and is focused on helping the ecosystem deliver the best possible user experience to Android device owners. Learn more at and email for additional information.

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