Posts Categorized: Mobile Device Testing

Lab Hardware Update: New Mobile Devices

We’ve recently added a couple of new devices to out hardware labs; nothing particularly fancy but very useful: An iPhone XS Max running iOS 12 A Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10”) tablet running Android 9.0 These devices round out our inventory of current-generation Apple phones while also giving us another popular Android tablet running the… Read more »

iOS 13 Hardware Requirements

With the upcoming release of iOS 13 this fall, Apple will once again be revising its list of supported devices. Nothing surprising here, just the usual incremental drops in device support that happen each year: iPhone support for iOS 13 will be dropping the iPhone 5S, 6, and 6+ base models; the new baseline for… Read more »

5G Networks Are Beginning to Roll Out

As of this April, Verizon has officially launched its own 5G network. The network is currently live in two U.S. cities—Chicago and Minneapolis. This makes it the first live 5G network in the world. While the initial rollout is small, the company is expecting to expand to 30 more markets by the end of the… Read more »

Challenges of a Physical Device Lab

At Beta Breakers, we’ve chosen to do all of our mobile device testing on physical devices rather than using emulators and simulators. In the early days of mobile testing, this was the only way to get reliable results, and even with today’s advances in virtualization, the best way to really get a feel for a… Read more »