Samsung Device Farm


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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.

http://developer.samsung.com/rtlLanding.do

From Samsung site:

System Requirements

  • 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)

User Privilege
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)

Major Features

  • 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

Restrictions

  • 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).