Android (News - Alert) devices are made by a wide variety of manufacturers and attracting millions of customers each and every week.As the popularity and demand of Android devices is increasing, it is a challenge for manufacturers to deliver these devices to customers on a timely basis. However, it seems that Electric Cloud (News - Alert), a provider of software delivery acceleration solutions, has got the solution that could overcome this obstacle.
The company has just unveiled an industry-first solution optimized for Android that dramatically reduces delivery times by up to 75 percent. The company has decided to introduce it at the Android Builders Summit.
This new solution enables Android device makers to boost end-to-end Android software builds, test and release cycles, and remain competitive within the fast-paced mobile and embedded devices marketplace.
"Since MIPS is a key architecture used extensively throughout the Android ecosystem, we are constantly seeking ways to help our OEM partners bring high quality Android-based products to market in the shortest possible timescale. Thanks to the solution that Electric Cloud has developed, we've been able to significantly reduce Android build and test cycles while improving quality," said Tony King-Smith, vice president of Marketing, Imagination Technologies (News - Alert), in a statement.
Imagination has recently acquired MIPS Technologies (News - Alert), Inc. and with it the industry-standard MIPS microprocessor architecture. The company has also completed a survey involving 175 Android software device delivery professionals in January 2013 that reveals that slow time-to-market, growing complexity of software release processes, and poor software quality are few challenges that are typically arising in enterprises today. Further, findings highlight that long release builds (20 minutes to four hours) and long testing cycles ( one to eight hours) are the main reasons for device delivery release cycles.
The new Android workflow-based solution includes the fastest build acceleration solution for Android, workflow solution and professional services packages on the market.
Christopher Rommel, vice president of M2M & Embedded Technology at VDC Research added, "Having an integrated software delivery solution that simplifies, automates, and accelerates the entire software development lifecycle — from development through build, test, and release — can give Android device manufacturers a distinct competitive advantage by helping them deliver high-quality devices much faster.”
Edited by Jamie Epstein