Samsung Galaxy S4 Now Available for Testing on Keynote's DeviceAnywhere Platform - Just As It Hits a Store Near You
Developers and QA teams can ensure the quality of their Android apps and mobile websites ahead of the rush
Testing teams can now view Samsung's first 1080p screen with pixel-perfect resolution
SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Keynote® (NAS: KEYN) , the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing and monitoring, today announced support for the Samsung Galaxy S4 on its DeviceAnywhere mobile testing platform. Samsung's latest smartphone is arguably the hottest device launch in 2013, and having it available on the industry's leading mobile testing platform in time for its general availability gives developers and QA teams a leg up on ensuring the quality of their apps and websites on what's certain to be a big seller. The introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S4 provides yet another reason to test in the cloud, rather than owning and maintaining a large bank of mobile devices.
Delivering a consistent high-quality mobile app and Web experience continues to be a major challenge for companies interested in reaching a diverse universe of mobile users. While the introduction of new devices brings exciting new capabilities and functionality, they also introduce new mobile testing challenges for developers and QA teams charged with ensuring an optimal end user experience.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 embodies this change introducing 1080p resolution powered by a blazing fast processor, allowing content owners to deliver a rich visual experience to Samsung owners. Remote cloud testing can be difficult without a pixel-perfect view of the device screen and the ability to interact with the device's audio controls. Fortunately, Keynote's Direct-to-Device™ technology gives developers and testers access to rich feature functionality without the need to purchase each new handset to hit the market. Keynote has done the work for them.
"What we've done with the Samsung Galaxy S4 is pretty amazing," said Vik Chaudhary, vice president of product management and corporate development at Keynote. "Making this available for cloud testing in alignment with the launch date provides a real value to our customers. What's more, we've done it for a production device without sacrificing quality. Camera-based short cuts and jail-breaking techniques used in the market can sometimes help to bring a cloud testing device online quicker, but the quality is simply inadequate. Fortunately, our engineers have years of experience integrating new smartphones and tablets into our proven cloud testing platform."
Keynote's DeviceAnywhere Test Center Developer™ and Test Center Enterprise™ customers can immediately access the Samsung Galaxy S4 for manual interactive testing. They can also access the newly added BlackBerry Z10, the first available device featuring the BlackBerry 10 operating system. Further, customers can request these smartphones for their automation and monitoring environments.
Keynote is currently offering a free trial of the DeviceAnywhere platform. Trial users can experience real-device testing for mobile applications and mobile Web on the Samsung Galaxy S4, the BlackBerry Z10 and other popular smartphones including the Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 4, Nokia Lumia 920 and more. Click here to sign up or contact us directly at 1-877-338-4230, option 1.
Keynote® (NAS: KEYN) is the global leader in Internet and mobile cloud testing & monitoring. The company maintains the world's largest on-demand performance monitoring and testing infrastructure for Web and mobile sites comprised of over 7,000 measurement computers and mobile devices in over 275 locations around the world that enable companies to continuously improve the online and mobile experience. Keynote currently collects over 700 million mobile and Web performance measurements daily and in 2012 was recognized by Forbes as "One of the Best 100 Companies in America" with under one billion in revenue. Known as 'The Mobile and Internet Performance Authority™,' Keynote offers three market-leading product platforms:
Keynote Perspective ® provides on-demand performance monitoring for enterprise web and mobile sites including online portals, e-commerce sites and B2B sites. Over 2,000 customers rely on Keynote Perspective services to know precisely how their websites, content, and applications perform on actual browsers, networks, and mobile devices.
Keynote DeviceAnywhere ® provides the industry's only true cloud-based platform for testing and monitoring the functionality, usability, performance and availability of mobile applications and websites. Its suite of mobile testing solutions is used by over 1,000 mobile developers and enterprises to deliver quality mobile applications and services to the mobile channel.
Keynote SIGOS ® offers active end-to-end Quality of Service (QoS) testing and monitoring solutions for mobile, fixed and VoIP communications. Its SITE and Global Roamer products are used by over 200 network operators, content providers, carriers and regulators in over 100 countries worldwide.
Keynote's 4,000 customers represent top Internet and mobile companies and include American Express, AT&T, Disney, eBay, E*TRADE, Expedia, Google, Microsoft, SonyEricsson, T-Mobile and Vodafone. Keynote Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Mateo, California and can be reached at http://www.keynote.com/ or by phone in the U.S. at 1-800-KEYNOTE (1-800-539-6683).
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