DeviceAnywhere Announces the Global Launch of Android Device Package

DeviceAnywhere, the industry leader in end-to-end mobile application testing, announces a special Android Device Package today. I managed to get the Press Release. If you are an Android developer, you might be interested in what they might offer.

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Press Release

DeviceAnywhere Announces the Global Launch of Android Device Package

Android Developer Community Gain Instant Access to the Full Range of Android Devices including DROID; HTC Dream and more

San Mateo, Calif., USA, November 10, 2009 – Recognizing the growing demand for mobile application development on Android, DeviceAnywhere, the industry leader in end-to-end mobile application testing, today announces the global launch of the Android device package. Available now through DeviceAnywhere Test Center™, the award winning mobile application testing platform, this package will provide independent Android developers worldwide the tools and resources to bring innovative and compelling mobile experiences to market at a minimum cost.

Utilizing DeviceAnywhere’s unique and patented Direct-To-Device™ technology, developers will be able to remotely access a regularly updated library of commercial and pre-commercial Android devices, including the recently launched Motorola Droid and DROID ERIS by HTC on Verizon Wireless

from any location. DeviceAnywhere has worked in close collaboration with several of its partners across the carrier and device manufacturer community to launch the new Android package which today offers mobile devices in six different regions between Europe and the U.S. Featured devices available today include:

  • DROID by Motorola on Verizon Wireless
  • DROID ERIS by HTC on Verizon Wireless
  • T-Mobile G1™ with Google™
  • HTC Dream on Orange
  • HTC Dream on Telefónica
  • Motorola CLIQ (MB200) on T-Mobile
  • HTC Hero™ with Google™ on Sprint
  • Samsung Moment™ with Google™ (M900) on Sprint
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Soon to come:

  • HTC Magic on Vodafone
  • T-Mobile myTouch 3G

The DeviceAnywhere Android package brings a new level of freedom and opportunity to the growing community of independent developers building applications for the Android platform. Fragmentation whether it’s the software, device or version of an operating system are no longer barriers for a developer tasked with offering a variety of applications on a variety of Android devices. Through DeviceAnywhere’s award-winning technology, developers are able to remotely interact with devices as if they were in their hands, such as using touch screen inputs, disconnecting batteries and rotating the device. Developers further benefit the ability to easily create and run automated tests, removing the need for manual testing and ensuring a superior end-user experience.

With continued support from some of the largest handset manufactures, network operators and brands in the world the Android marketplace continues to grow at a rapid pace. In November 2009, Gartner predicted that the Android operating system will become the second-largest smartphone platform by 2012, with 14.5 percent of the market, or approximately 76 million phones sold per year.

“With this announcement we are opening up doors for an exciting new genre of mobile application developers focused on Android by making testing accessible and efficient,” said Faraz Syed, CEO of DeviceAnywhere.  “We aim to fully support this new platform and the community behind it by offering an easier and more cost-effective solution to break through the fragmentation barrier and bring new content and services to the Android platform. Through our unique network of global partnerships, we are also pleased to feature the newly released DROID and DROID ERIS by HTC as the latest addition to the new Android package.”

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In support of the Android mobile platform, DeviceAnywhere is offering the package at a fraction of the cost of a standard package to qualifying developers.

About DeviceAnywhere

DeviceAnywhere provides convenient and cost-effective end-to-end solutions for mobile content development, testing, monitoring, certification, test automation and deployment – enabling application developers to bring better content to market faster than ever before.  DeviceAnywhere products are accessible over three core technology platforms to address specific use cases of mobile application developers.

Direct-to-Device™ technology – This approach provides access to real handsets in live global networks, from anywhere.  This award winning technology has served thousands of organizations for six years and is an established and widely used standard protocol for mobile developers worldwide.

DeviceAnywhere’s Direct-To-Device™ – Smartphone technology approach provides a software-only option exclusively for Smartphone application development and test automation and is available in a lab environment. Ideal for enterprise mobility applications and consumer applications designed exclusively for smartphones.

Direct-To-Device Express – This approach ensures the fastest device turnaround possible and is an ideal choice for those groups within mobile operators and device manufacturers that are responsible for handset testing and certification.

DeviceAnywhere currently supports more than 2000 devices on over 28 different carrier networks worldwide, with locations in the U.S., U.K., Canada, France, Germany and Spain. To learn more about DeviceAnywhere – and to sign up for a free, three-hour trial – please visit www.deviceanywhere.com.

Interested in our perspective on trends and issues in the mobile marketplace? Visit our CEO’s blog (www.mobileapplicationtestingtimes.wordpress.com) and follow us on Twitter (@DevAnywhere).

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