Developers can now test their apps on a real Samsung Galaxy Note 20 with Remote Test Lab
Samsung’s Remote Test Lab (RTL) service gives app developers a way to test their apps on real Samsung Galaxy devices without needing to spend thousands of dollars on the company’s latest flagships. The service makes use of actual Samsung smartphones connected to the cloud that developers can control remotely, which gives them an easy way to test the performance of their apps and fine-tune them before release. To ensure that developers get to test their apps on the latest Samsung hardware, the company routinely adds its new devices to the RTL service. Earlier this year in March, the company added its flagship Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip to the service. And now, the recently launched Galaxy Note 20 series has been added to the list of available devices.
According to a recent announcement on the Samsung Developers website, the new Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra are now available in the Remote Test Lab. If you’re an app developer, you can now test your app on the Galaxy Note 20 series without needing to shell out over a thousand dollars on the new Note 20 lineup. To do so, all you need is a reliable internet connection, a free Samsung Developers account, and Java Runtime Environment 7 or latest with Java Web Start installed.
With Samsung’s Remote Test Lab service, you can remotely install APK files on Samsung devices, make screen captures and recordings, and test automation scripts. You can also choose which language you want to test the device in, and the service also lets you share your screen with your partner so that you can test your apps together. However, there are some limitations to the service. The RTL service doesn’t support audio, additional peripherals, multi-touch, and camera. The service also limits the time you can spend testing your app, and it offers developers 20 credits each, which are good for a maximum of 5 hours of testing per day.
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Source: Samsung Developers