Smartphones Create Exacting Testing Ground for Vendors
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 13 Pages
|智慧型手機創造出供應商用精密檢驗市場 Smartphones Create Exacting Testing Ground for Vendors|
|出版日期: 2014年08月31日||內容資訊: 英文 13 Pages||
As smartphones and other mobile devices have become more ubiquitous, users of such devices have grown to expect them to run error free at all times and in all conditions. The typical mobile user has an extremely low limit of tolerance for devices that don't perform to expectation. A phone that doesn't perform will quickly be returned for another device - especially in a marketplace in which such devices often are provided free of charge to customers who sign contracts.
The development and execution of a comprehensive and robust series of test scenarios is a necessary step for success prior to the launch of new devices, regardless of whether the devices are smartphones, tablets, smart televisions or wearable devices. In every case, the test scenario must accurately reflect how the device will be utilized in the real world. This means implementing test methodologies that offer repeatable results, scalable designs and flexibility across all device platforms and operating systems, as well as across wireless network technologies.
Many of the testing suites now are automated, which reduces the amount of time it takes to run tests, while improving testing coverage and reducing cost and maintenance. Additionally, the quality of the testing process is improved through reliability, repeatability and comprehensiveness of the test suite.
As vendors increase sales of smartphone test solutions into the marketplace, they have a responsibility to educate their customers about test automation and its proper development. This will enable both the customers and the vendors to benefit from smartphone test automation. And, ultimately, it will result in more smartphone test users, as others see the benefits of utilizing smartphone testing.
There is no question that the mobile market is growing exponentially. According to one study, smartphone shipments will reach 1.2 billion units this year. Thus, the market for mobile testing is huge and is growing fast.
As the market continues to expand to include more devices like tablets, wearable devices and other smart technology, testing vendors will have to increase the speed and flexibility with which they're addressing the needs for testing solutions in the market.
Smartphones Create Exacting Testing Ground for Vendors examines the smartphone testing market, analyzing how smartphones are being tested today, as well as drivers expected in the market over the next two years. It discusses challenges in the industry and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available. Finally, it examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
Sample research data from the report is shown in the excerpts below:
As shown in the following excerpt, the strongest driver for smartphone testing is improved quality of experience (QoE). Mobile devices no longer are used to simply make a phone call or send a message. Instead, these devices are mini computers in a pocket. The majority of the test industry has not evolved or innovated at the same pace as have mobile devices, which means many test companies still are offering solutions aimed tailored to feature phones.
Companies analyzed in this report include : Apkudo LLC; Ixia (Nasdaq: XXIA); Keynote Systems Inc.; Spirent Communications plc (LSE: SPT); and Tricentis GmbH.