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In the News – Apkudo Launches Carrier Pack

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Apkudo Launches Carrier Pack on the NUU N4L and N5L Ensures Carrier Desired Device Configuration without Software Customization August 4, 2016 – Baltimore, MD – Today, Apkudo announced that it has launched Carrier Pack on the NUU N5L and N4L. Carrier Pack allows original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to develop a generic software SKU that can serve individual carrier customization requirements. Carrier Pack dynamically manages configurable device settings such as APNs and network settings as well as other experiences such as start-up screens, pre-load apps, contacts and content. Carrier Pack enables carrier configuration and customization to be packaged, distributed, and installed…

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In the News – Carrier Pack

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Union Wireless Joins the CCA Device Hub Implements Apkudo’s Carrier Pack to Ensure Desired Device Configuration Washington, DC – June 27, 2016 – Today, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced that Union Wireless (Union) has joined the CCA Device Hub, powered by Apkudo.  Additionally, Union has implemented the Carrier Pack capability which allows carriers to manage the configuration of their devices, without the overhead and barrier-to-entry of requiring direct original equipment manufacturer (OEM) software customization. Union trialed and tested the Carrier Pack technology with device manufacturer NUU Mobile and will distribute devices through YAM Wireless, the sole distributor for NUU Mobile…

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Apkudo Helps the Department of Homeland Security Improve Emergency Alert System

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Technology responsible for AMBER and presidential alerts undergoes Apkudo Experience Analysis Testing October 14, 2014 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the device quality assurance company, today announced that it has successfully completed Device Experience Analysis testing on the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) service. This work was sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate. WEA emergency messages are sent by authorized government alert originators through mobile carrier networks, and may include extreme weather information or other threatening emergencies in specific regions, AMBER alerts, and presidential alerts during national emergencies. WEA messages appear on subscribers’ mobile devices…

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Apkudo Announces Strategic Partnership

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Apkudo Partners With IQT to Expand Its Mobile Device and Application Testing Capabilities Agreement focuses on enhancing automated, cloud-based user-experience testing September 23, 2014 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the mobile device quality assurance company, announced it has entered into a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT). IQT is an independent strategic investment firm that identifies innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. The investment will allow Apkudo to further the development of the Apkudo Approved mobile device and application-testing platform, providing IQT customer agencies with a versatile testing platform that can…

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Reliance Launches “Tested with Apkudo” Accessories

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Reliance Launches First Suite of Apkudo Approved Accessories Apkudo analyzes eight Nakamichi devices to ensure the best possible user experience  September 3, 2014 – Baltimore, MD, and Hauppauge, NY – 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…

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Apkudo Announces Device Testing for Kill Switch Compliance

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Industry first to ensure the feature is properly implemented on devices to comply with new legislation September 2, 2014 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the device experience assurance company, today announced the launch of ‘Confirmed Kill’ testing to verify and validate smartphone kill switch implementations. The test suite – an extension of Apkudo Approved device analysis – will ensure device kill switches meet the requirements of the law while providing the best possible user experience. California State Senate Bill 962 – which was signed into law on August 25 and takes effect July 1, 2015 – mandates that device manufacturers…

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Reliance says “we are adding the ‘Tested with Apkudo’ mark to our packaging”

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Reliance Communications Selects Apkudo Approved Testing to Optimize Accessory Launches Apkudo analyzes mobile device accessories to improve user experience July 15, 2014 – Baltimore, MD, and Hauppauge, NY – Apkudo, the mobile device quality assurance company, and Reliance Communications, one of the nation’s premier wireless distribution companies, today announced that Reliance is using the industry-leading Apkudo Approved accessory testing to further its focus on quality. Initially, Apkudo will test the Nakamichi line of audio accessories to ensure the best user experience. Reliance is the exclusive distributor of Nakamichi products in the US and Canada. Apkudo analyzes wireless accessories and how…

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CCA Device Hub Powered by Apkudo

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Apkudo Partners with CCA to Create Common Device Requirements for Competitive Carriers “Device Hub” provides operators with access to the latest devices, faster and at better prices   March 27, 2014 – San Antonio, TX – Today, Apkudo and Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced the launch of the CCA Device Hub Powered by Apkudo (Device Hub), a centralized resource that promises to revolutionize the device buying ecosystem for smaller rural and regional wireless operators. The Device Hub will enable CCA carrier members to more efficiently and economically manage their device portfolio from end-to-end by providing a platform to interact, collaborate…

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Apkudo Partners With China’s Largest Test Lab

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CATR to Analyze Device User Experience in China December 10, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the device quality assurance company, and the China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT (CATR), today announced that the companies have agreed to deliver Apkudo’s device user experience testing and analysis to the Chinese market. Apkudo Approved, a comprehensive user experience analytics suite, helps wireless operators and device manufacturers successfully launch their mobile devices. An Apkudo Approved device is one that provides a consistent, reliable, and well-characterized user experience. The Apkudo partnership will allow Terminal Test Labs (TTL) within CATR to help their customers…

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Apkudo Acquires Blue Potato

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Acquisition Expands Apkudo’s Wireless Device Testing and Certification Capabilities  November 25, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the device quality assurance company, today announced the acquisition of Blue Potato, an innovative wireless device testing and certification company headquartered in San Diego, California. Blue Potato currently provides technical expertise and testing services to help OEMs/ODMs and wireless operators bring their devices to market more quickly by leveraging their knowledge of North American lab approvals to navigate the end-to-end approval process. Its cost effective approach in providing functional device testing as a managed service allows OEMs and wireless operators to focus their…

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