Tuesday, September 27, 2011

MIPS based smartphone passes Android CTS

The Android Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) and accompanying Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) comprise a self-administered program to ensure that a device is compatible with a particular version of Android, such as Froyo, Gingerbread, or HoneyComb. The CTS is a collection of roughly 24,000 tests that can be performed on any Android device. These tests are grouped into categories such as telephony, graphics, camera, location, touchscreen, WiFi etc. Google publishes a CDD for each major release of Android that specifies the requirements for each category of tests in the corresponding CTS.
So why is the CTS so important for device manufacturers? For starters, passing the CTS is a necessary (albeit not the only) condition to enable access to the Android Market, allow use of the Android logo on the device, and to a degree, ensure superior compatibility with the several hundreds of thousands of apps on the Market.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Advantages of Offshoring over Captive Centers

It has been more than a decade when software companies started off-shoring their product development work in order to cut their costs largely. This trend is being followed by the companies around the globe to make things easier and cost effective.
Today more than 500 product companies have jumped from offshore bandwagon and established captive centers in India, China etc. The expectation of the company's that have established captives is to have close control over the offshore R&D operations and thought they could make things easy and happening.