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Hardware-testing firm Apkudo is Android developers’ free secret weapon against fragmentation

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This article originally appeared in VentureBeat on June 28, 2013 Fragmentation on the Android operating system presents many complications for developers. It is a time-consuming and expensive process to test games out on dozens of different devices, and even then it’s unlikely studios can get their titles running perfectly on every phone or tablet in use. That’s where device-testing firm Apkudo comes in. Keep reading…

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Improved Android User Experience Saves Half A Million Dollars

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Regional carrier Cincinnati Bell was faced with a problem: Customers were returning too many Android devices, and operating costs were slowly rising as a result. With smartphone penetration moving past the mass market and into the laggard category, many are getting their first taste of smartphones on free and lower-power Android devices, and they’re not thrilled. The core reason for customer device returns at Cincinnati Bell was poor user experience. Continue reading…

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Apkudo wants to address fragmentation by becoming the gold standard of smartphone hardware and software testing

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This article originally appeared April 20, 2013, on Android Authority Apkudo wants to address fragmentation by becoming the gold standard of smartphone hardware and software testing Ever wonder why not all carriers release their mobile devices at the same time? Or how about Android updates? While Google is now at version 4.2.2, some smartphones are still getting updates older than this one. It all boils down to carrier testing and certification. Carriers that have the resources would require testing whether devices meet their specifications — in terms of performance and compliance with their specific needs. This is also the reason…

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Fragmentation Fix: Apkudo on how it plans to make Android developers’ lives a little easier

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This article originally ran April 19, 2013, on Pocket Gamer Fragmentation Fix: Apkudo on how it plans to make Android developers’ lives a little easier And for free, too Fragmentation has been an albatross around the figurative neck of Android for years now. Although the increasing popularity of certain Nexus devices has helped to some extent, the problem remains a pertinent one for mobile game developers operating on the platform. It’s an issue that Apkudo is looking to solve, both for developers and OEMs. Keep reading..

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How the ‘Little Guy’ Wireless Carriers are Battling AT&T and Verizon

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This article originally ran April 18, 2013, on Forbes How the ‘Little Guy’ Wireless Carriers are Battling AT&T and Verizon Just off the top of your head, how many U.S. mobile network operators can you name? Four? Six? There are more than thirty, according to the CTIA, and if you named fewer than eight, you probably didn’t name any third-tier regional carriers, the real “little guys” of the mobile communications biz. They have smaller networks, smaller subscriber bases, and a hard time competing against top-tier behemoths that sport the newest and hottest devices. Today, a new weapon for these “little…

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6 Things The Facebook Phone MUST Do

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This article originally ran April 10, 2013, on Business Insider 6 Things The Facebook Phone MUST Do So far it seems like people just don’t care about the Facebook phone. We reached out to Josh Matthews, CEO and co-founder of Apkudo, a company that helps developers improve their Android apps and has done the testing and optimization for companies like Samsung and Sony, to talk details on the impending phone. Keep reading…

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