2All About Devices …
Thirty percent of the market can be covered with 10 to 16 devices—including the Samsung Galaxy S5, iPhone 6 and HTC One M8—and are based on market adoption, market device leaders, reference devices and device characteristics. Fifty percent market coverage can be covered with 17 to 25 devices. This level of test coverage yields an increased number of devices from manufacturers such as Sony, LG, Samsung, Apple, HTC and more.
3Can’t Forget About Older OSes
4iPhone vs. Android Battle Continues
Does it seem like the majority of your customers have Androids or iPhones? iPhones hold twice as much share in the U.S. than in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. Based on 360,000 users, the iPhone device family captures 35 percent of the U.S. market, as opposed to 16 percent in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K.
5Android OS Adoption Struggles
Android 5.0 (Lollipop) adoption rates are low in not only the U.S., but also in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K. In fact, Android KitKat (4.4.x) and Jelly Bean (4.2.x, 4.3.x) are the most commonly used versions. Lollipop is proving to be very important, however. The latest OS from Google is running on the Google Nexus devices (considered reference devices).
6Pick Your Country and Your Android Device
7Full Coverage Means Adding Windows Phone and BlackBerry
8Keeping an Eye Out on Upcoming Devices, OSs
The market is constantly changing, with new devices added every 90 days from market leaders. The test coverage mix should consider future devices that customers will be purchasing and later using. The index will be updated quarterly to reflect these changes.