SOURCE: Apkudo



September 03, 2014 08:00 ET

Reliance Launches First Suite of Apkudo Approved Accessories

Apkudo Analyzes Eight Nakamichi Devices to Ensure the Best Possible User Experience

BALTIMORE, MD and HAUPPAUGE, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2014) -  Apkudo, the mobile device quality assurance company, and Reliance Communications, one of the nation's premier wireless distribution companies, today announced that Reliance has successfully launched the first group of "Tested with Apkudo" accessories. A total of eight Nakamichi Bluetooth™ speakers and headsets, as well as wired headsets underwent Apkudo's rigorous and comprehensive testing process before being cleared for launch. Reliance is the exclusive distributor of Nakamichi headphones and portable Bluetooth speaker products in the US and Canada.

Apkudo surpasses simple functional testing to analyze wireless accessories from both a technical and user experience perspective to determine how devices will perform in real-world use cases. This allows service providers and distributors to manage their accessory portfolio based on the user experience delivered, in addition to technical specifications and pricing.

"The entire Apkudo Approved process has been extremely valuable," said Cornelius VanGinhoven, Vice President of Product Management at Reliance Communications. "They reviewed the Nakamichi products down to the most granular detail, giving us extensive detailed reports that we could use with the manufacturer to make these great accessories even better."

"An accessory that has the 'Tested with Apkudo' mark has gone through the most thorough and in-depth testing in the industry," said Josh Matthews, co-founder and CEO of Apkudo. "Other accessory testing companies simply provides pass/fail results without any insights or actionable data to make accessories better."

Reliance will begin offering Nakamichi headphones and speakers for sale to customers in September 2014.

About Reliance Communications
Reliance Communications is a one-stop service solution for the wireless industry, focusing on distribution, product development and reverse logistics. Reliance is a national distributor of the newest wireless devices and accessories and one of only three authorized distributors for Verizon Wireless in the US. Headquartered in Hauppauge, NY, Reliance has over 20 years of experience throughout the wireless ecosystem as a retailer, agent, master agent and distributer. For more information please visit our website

About Apkudo
The mobile device quality assurance company, Apkudo is pioneering analysis technologies that deeply and holistically test pre-release mobile devices against millions of different possible use-cases and activities to discover bugs and refine the user interface and experience, taking devices from bad to good, and good to great. Apkudo works with many of the world's largest device manufacturers and over 50 U.S. carriers.

Apkudo is headquartered in Baltimore, MD. The Apkudo team includes deep research expertise with mobile operating systems including optimization, usability and performance testing, and is focused on helping the ecosystem deliver the best possible user experience to all device owners. Learn more at and email for additional information.

Contact Information

  • Apkudo Press Contact:
    Barbara Henris
    Quexor Group
    703 470 9446
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    Reliance Press Contact:
    Jeanne Healey
    631 240 8337
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