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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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Of CES, Fragmentation, and Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Hear ye, hear ye, fellow tech nerds! The glorious Consumer Electronics Show is upon us and you know what that means, right? A crop of new Android phones! But with the bountiful harvest of these snazzy new gadgets comes…dun dun dun…fragmentation! Ah, fragmentation. The Android application developers mortal coil. Different UIs from different OEMs, divergence in hardware, look and feel, behavior, APIs, etc, etc, we developers need a hero. Enter Ice Cream Sandwich. While ICS is a step in the right direction for fragmentation in some respects (e.g. unifying Honeycomb and Gingerbread), there are some ways it makes things a…

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