In the real world, many developers and testers have migrated to using real devices for app testing from emulators. Yet, myths like ‘We use emulators only’ or ‘Emulators are also good for testing’ still persists. But the truth is that no one would use your application or play your game on an emulator for any reason. Mobile apps and games that get tested on emulators cannot deliver the optimal quality to your users. Without high quality, your application will eventually get removed from users’ mobile devices.
Today we will cover 4 myths and truths about whether to use emulators or real devices:
- User experience
- Hardware – All about devices
- Software – Platform and Customization
- Infrastructure and Network