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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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Apkudo Announces Apkudo Approved for Accessories

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Pressy to test with Apkudo  September 17, 2013 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the Android innovation company, today announced the launch of Apkudo Approved for Accessories. The program – an extension of Apkudo Approved device analysis – will test pre- and post-market accessories in the context of Android devices to provide wireless operators, distributors, and retailers a comprehensive experience assessment above and beyond the limited testing done today. This analysis will expose likely areas of consumer satisfaction and dissatisfaction, providing the data to identify poor experience risks prior to approval to carry, stock, and sell. Apkudo Approved for Accessories will…

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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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Apkudo Wants to Handle Android Fragmentation so Carriers and Developers Don’t Have To

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This article originally ran April 19, 2013, on TechCrunch Apkudo Wants to Handle Android Fragmentation so Carriers and Developers Don’t Have To Baltimore-based Apkudo is debuting its “Apkudo Approved” program this week, extending its existing work with making sure that Android apps and devices perform well for consumers. The company has positioned itself in a growth market, to act as a layer both between developers and devices, and between devices and carriers, to help both parties deal with the fractured and often maze-like landscape of the Android hardware market. Keep reading…

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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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