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Test framework speeds Android app development

Posted: 03 Aug 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Android? software? testing?

Wind River reveals the Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST) for Android -based devices. The framework can be customized for different silicon architectures, across any device manufacturer or operator in need of testing Android software stacks. The test solution claims to streamline and automate the software testing process, thus reducing time and cost to develop Android devices, while improving software quality and stability, and helping users verify and prove compliance with Android Compatibility Test Suite, or CTS.

Targeted for operators, device manufacturers, independent software vendors and silicon providers who need to test Android-based devices, FAST reduces the time and costs associated with testing software by automating thousands of heterogeneous tests and then consolidating the results into a single uniform database, easily accessible using virtually any reporting tool. Thus, manufacturers can focus efforts and resources on developing features that will differentiate their mobile devices from the competition and verifying Android compliancy, instead of spending a majority of their development time on testing.

FAST tests span a wide range of categories including graphics and boot-time, interoperability for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, telephony and board support package tests. The company's test library provides coverage of tested code from low level, middleware and up to the application level.

Some additional benefits claimed by FAST include helping improve software quality by providing a commercial-quality test solution that offering thousands of Wind River-authored automated tests specifically designed to rapidly test an open-source-based device; allowing device manufacturers, mobile operators, silicon manufacturers and software developers to combine the Android CTS and open source tests with existing operator device acceptance tests into an automated test solution to analyze the functionality, performance and stability of the entire device as well as check the device's compliance with the Android standard; helping manage the vast number of tests currently used in the open mobile market and allowing customers to integrate their legacy test suites into FAST for full testing automation.

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