I’ve recently found that Samsung offer free access to a range of Samsung devices that can be accessed remotely for testing purposes. The fleet is rather large and provides you access to Galaxy, Z and Gear devices.
From Samsung site:
- A Samsung Developers account (http://developer.samsung.com)
- The Java Web Start files included in the JRE* (Java Runtime Environment).
- Internet environment where port 2600 is available.
You can download the JRE from http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp (JRE version 1.7 or later)
The Remote Test Lab service is available to all users of the Samsung Developers Forum (http://developer.samsung.com). The following credit policy is applied:
- 20 credits are provided to each Samsung Developer user every day.
- With 1 credit, users can use the Remote Test Lab service for 15 minutes.
- Minimum reservation: 30 minutes (2 credits)
- Maximum reservation: 10 hours a day (40 credits)
- Reservation of a particular device
- Installation and execution of applications on a real device
- Android – apk file
- Tizen – tpk / wgt file
- Screen capture and recording functionality
- Test automation function – Repeatedly testing a series of specific operations
- Session sharing function – The screen can be shared with other users
- Audio is not supported
- Additional peripherals are not supported
- Since the Remote Test Lab service is a remote access solution, it may be affected by the distance from the server, the data rate and data traffic of the network connection and the local network policy (firewall).
- Sometimes, the connection with the device will be interrupted, which may seem like the connection with the device is disconnected.
- Multi-touch and camera functionality is not supported.
- For applications using the android. gesture package, the test is not guaranteed (only for Android applications).