Before jumping on to mobile testing, it's advisable to understand the basics of mobile platforms. It mainly includes the operating system of the mobile, type of the device, and type of the mobile app. Having sufficient knowledge about each of these will help us conduct robust test planning in the long run.
The following table gives an overview of some of the popular mobile operating systems available in market −
|Operating System||Developed by||Popularity (Low, Medium, High)||Latest available version|
|Android||Google Inc||High||Lollipop, Android 5.0-5.1|
|iOS||Apple Inc||High||iOS 8.X|
|Blackberry||Blackberry Ltd||Low||Blackberry 10.2.1|
|Windows||Microsoft Inc||Medium||Windows 10 Mobile|
Based on some generic survey, the usage of different operating systems in the market can be depicted as shown below.