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These comments as per Android/Wp7/BB testing experience.
There is not much challenge as per me, manufactures are pretty smart, they keep some consistency
w.r.t their old models or any famous phones.
When new device comes , it may have new display resolution(10% chance) or they may stick to old
For example motorla droid 1
resolution - 854*480.
later they have come up with many devices with the same resolution .
Till now Wp7 devices are sticking to 800*480.
But BB they always come up with new set of resolutions.
their os 7 introduced 4 new set of display.
New devices(90%) always stick to new Os release.
New Devices may have some special features or new apps.
Availability might be the problem, but now a days test labs are present. But device selection is dependent on client.
Apart from display resolution, new devices dint bother me till now :).
Waiting for BB 10 os.
I will updated this DS after studying j2me.
Device resolutions, OS version, Design changes
If the application support both IOS and Andriod devices then take card of UI and buttons functionality because in IOs devices there is no back butto tp press but in android devices we have option to press back buttons.
These are some things we need to keep in mind
Thanks Divya and Anitha..
iOS 6 is going to come in the market...there are many new features compared to iOS 5 so what can be its testing challenges..?
Hi Check this out.
Main Features of IOS6 :
1.) Updated New SIRI assistant
2.) 3D iMaps
3.) Cloud based browsers etc..
4.) WiFi networks (4G)
These are the main features in IOS 6 when compared with IOS5. So when these features are applied on our app and tested , it should support the new features.
Happy Testing :)
The biggest challenge I have encountered is the significant delay in vendors "certifying" their app/site for the new handheld. I find it frustrating to document defects only to be told "we don't support that yet".
Also, with release of new hardware we sometimes see new OS's. The biggest offender being Android, IMHO. Your more advanced users upgrade first and tend to be the most vocal.