Debug Android Apps on Real Devices
Try debugging apps on real Android devices and tablets across Android versions like 11.x, 10.x, Pie (9.0), Oreo (8.x), Nougat (7.x), Kitkat (4.x) etc.
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Real Android Device Cloud
Debug Android apps on real devices without the hassle of maintaining device labs. Instant, browser-based access to the latest and most popular Android devices.
Comprehensive Android versions
Choose from our exhaustive range of Android devices like Pixel, Nexus, Galaxy, etc. running on Pie (9.0), Oreo (8.0), Nougat (7.1, 7.0), Marshmallow (6.0), Lollipop (5.0, 5.1), Kitkat (4.4, 4.3) etc.
Debug with ease
Debug your Android apps & websites instantly using device logs, browser console and network logs, crash logs, video recordings and screenshots for every test you run.
Test development servers
Test your native, hybrid and mobile apps on internal dev and staging environments by utilizing the secure, encrypted BrowserStack tunnel. No set-up required.
Easily Integrate BrowserStack with Android test automation frameworks like Espresso, Appium, etc. to run your automated Android tests.
Speed up test runs
Release Android builds faster by running tests concurrently across devices. Reduce test execution time by more than 10x by using the parallel tests on BrowserStack device cloud.
Android OS Versions we support
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Android app debugging?
The process of identifying and resolving potential bugs in a particular Android application is known as Android app debugging.
Why is it critical for developers to debug Android apps?
A potential bug can adversely affect the user experience offered by the Android app. This usually ruins the first impression offered by the said app, which may lead to its uninstallation. The user may also end up opting for an alternative. This results in a loss of potential customers and revenue.
Research by BusinessofApps reveals that 20% of users lose trust in a brand if they encounter bugs while using its app. Additionally, 56% of users uninstall poorly optimized apps within the first week of its download.
Considering the above statistics, imagine how critical it is for businesses to develop bug-free and robust apps to retain their customers. Given Android dominates the mobile landscape with 71% of market share, debugging and optimizing Android apps is critical for a brand’s digital success.
What are the benefits of remote debugging an Android app?
Remote debugging of Android apps via a cloud-based infrastructure (that offers real Android devices) eliminates the need for purchasing or maintaining on-premise Android devices. This means developers or testers simply have to sign up, log in, and choose the desired device-OS combinations to test on. Then, they can upload an app, run requisite tests and start debugging directly through a web browser without worrying about any additional setup.
How does BrowserStack help developers and testers debug Android app online?
BrowserStack’s real device cloud provides access to real Android devices for testing purposes. This means developers or QAs can test and debug Android apps on desired Android devices (For example, Samsung S10 or Galaxy Note 10) remotely at any time.
Developers and QAs can choose between manual and automated app testing. With features like real-time device logs, stack trace, crash reports, finding and fixing bugs becomes close to effortless during manual app testing.
For automated Android app testing, BrowserStack provides integrations with frameworks like Appium or Espresso for comprehensive testing. For fixing bugs instantly during test automation, testers can make use of features like native device logs, Appium test logs, screenshots, and video recordings.
Apart from debugging tools, BrowserStack also enables text execution on environments with native device features like Push Notifications, Geolocation testing, Network simulation, etc. Find the complete list of features here.
How to debug an app on an Android device using BrowserStack?
Follow the steps below to debug an Android app on a real Android device:
- Sign up for a free trial on BrowserStack App Live.
- Upload your app through Play Store or directly upload the APK file from the system.
- Choose the desired Android real device.
- Start testing and debugging.