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Mastering Android Studio 3 by Kyle Mew

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Remote testing

When developing an Android application for a general release, it is desirable to test it on as many different device configurations and platform versions as possible. Testing on a large number of real devices is impractical, and it would seem that virtual devices offer the only other option. Fortunately, Firebase provides a cloud-based test lab that allows us to test our apps on a wide range of real devices and emulators across all platform versions.

Firebase is a powerful and fully formed, cloud-based application development suite with many useful features, such as file hosting and real-time crash reporting. For the purpose of this chapter, we will focus on just one Firebase product, the test lab.

Firebase is well catered ...

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