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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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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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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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FierceWireless Names Apkudo as one of Its “Fierce 15” Wireless Companies of 2013!

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Apkudo Lauded as Leaders in Android Device and Application Testing Baltimore, MD – June 20, 2013 – Apkudo announced today that it has been named to the annual FierceWireless “Fierce 15” list, designating it as one of the top privately-held wireless companies of the year. FierceWireless editors evaluated hundreds of organizations, and found Apkudo to be one of the “fiercest,” proven by their creativity and innovation in the Android marketplace. FierceWireless, an internationally recognized daily email newsletter reaching more than 80,000 senior wireless industry executives, provides executives in over 100 countries with a quick, authoritative briefing on the day’s top…

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Cellular One of East Central Illinois Selects ‘Apkudo Approved’ to Perfect Their Pre-Launch Android Devices

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Apkudo to Test User Experience of all Cellular One Android Devices June 6, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the Android innovation company, today announced that Cellular One of East Central Illinois, a wireless carrier providing excellent coverage to 11 counties in Illinois, has chosen the Apkudo Approved program for objectively analyzing the user experience of their pre-release Android devices. Apkudo will help Cellular One standardize, stabilize and overall make a better user experience on their Android devices. The new partnership gives Cellular One the opportunity to leverage independent, trusted, third party data to help plan, develop, launch, and maintain…

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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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Josh Matthews on Bloomberg TV!

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Apkudo CEO Josh Matthews sat down with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock” yesterday to discuss the app economy and how Apkudo enables Android developers, OEMs, and carriers to optimizing the Android OS experience. See what Josh had to say! How Do You Define an App? Part 1 How Do You Define an App? Part 2 Thanks to everyone who tuned in to watch Josh on “Taking Stock!”

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Meet Apkudo’s Newest Employee – Wyatt ‘the Wyld Man’ Kund!

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Apkudo is on a path of rapid expansion and with that comes the need for fresh new talent! With the growth of Apkudo Approved we needed to find a few key people to fill holes in our roster. Over the next few weeks you’ll get to meet a couple of those dazzlingly fresh faces. First up is Apkudo’s newest Lab Technician, Wyatt Kund! We sat Wyatt down and asked him a few questions. Then we made him wear this sweet Lab coat, which he now rocks on a daily. Looking good, Wyatt. Looking good. 1) What is your earliest computing…

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