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In Test Studio R3 2015, native Android support comes to Test Studio.

The wait is over for those who develop and test Android applications. The R3 release of Test Studio will support testing native Android applications.

Testing Android devices is a very involved process, due to the prevalent fragmentation issue and the manufacturer-specific Android setups being put on so many devices. There is a need for a testing solution that creates a more stable, polished app that will be robust enough to perform reliably across these Android variants.

Here are a few highlights from this latest release:

Test Studio Mobile:

  • Automated testing for native Android applications. Create and run automated tests on real devices and emulators without writing a single line of code. Create tests once and execute them on multiple devices.


  • Test lists: Create iOS and Android test lists, execute against connected devices in parallel.


  • Connect your devices via USB or WiFi: We’ve added the ability to connect your iOS and Android devices directly via USB connection.


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  • With R3’s added USB support, Continuous Integration with Windows, MAC & Linux is supported.


  • Drill-down results for Mobile Test Lists: We’ve added new UI that allows you to drill in to the test list, test and test step level. 


We made several improvements to Test Studio Web & Desktop solution as well. Please see the highlights below:

  • Intellimap is now available in Visual Studio plugin.
  • We made some performance optimizations for our Element Explorer.
  • Full TFS 2015 and Visual Studio 2015 compatibility.
  • Test Studio now supports Windows 10.
  • Scheduling—hourly and minutely recurring now available.
  • Scheduling optimization.

For a detailed list of features and changes, please check out the release notes here.

What Next?

To learn more about this release, please register here for our upcoming release webinar. Our product team will demo the new Record & Playback functionality for iOS and Android native applications along with the latest additions to Test Studio Web & Desktop. 

About the Author

Shravanthi Alimilli

Shravanthi Alimilli is a Product Marketing Manager for the Telerik Mobile UI bundle, including UI for NativeScript, iOS, Xamarin and Android. Shravanthi is passionate about emerging technologies and her responsibilities include bringing to market best in class products.

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