Special Mobile Platform Compatibility Testing Considerations
You may notice in the Figure that UC is listed as a browser. This is a web browser developed by Alibaba usually used on Android. This brings up the topic of mobile platform compatibility issues. Especially with Android, there are multiple versions each dependent on the mobile device vendor, some installing their own default browser version along with other utilities and APIs on top of the normal Android services.
Another often forgotten consideration in platform compatibility testing is the actual product or product type you are testing. For example, for Game apps, the most popular languages are English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and German, based on the demographics and the degree of development of the game industry. Of course, this will be different for other types of products.
Also, you may notice Opera, Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX are listed in the category of the operating system. For Opera, its market share is relatively low, but it is still being used. For Solaris, even though it is no longer updated, some governments and medical institutions have developed some apps on Solaris and those apps are still being used. For AIX – IBM still plans to update it until 2030. On the other hand, HP-UX sunsets on 12/31/2025. Even then, there will still be many apps out in the existing installed base that depend on these operating systems.
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Platform Compatibility Experts
At XBOSoft, we’re software testing experts — it’s what we do all day, every day. As a result, we’ve built a team of cross-platform compatibility testing experts — technology professionals who understand how to guide you through the platform compatibility maze, understanding what platforms, operating systems, and hardware devices you should test and what you shouldn’t depend on your particular software and demographic base.
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With a testing lab that’s been up and operational for 15 years, we’ve got the history and understanding of platforms from the beginning in order to effectively and efficiently assess your software’s functionality on multiple platforms with combinations of hardware devices, operating systems, application servers, databases, and browsers for both mobile and desktop demographic populations.
If you need help understanding the platform compatibility issues you’re facing and want the expertise of an independent third party to ensure compatibility on the platforms you need, while providing actionable solutions to address shortfalls, contact XBOSoft.
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