Wind River Android Testing Software Wins Embedded AWARD 2012

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Mar. 14, 2012 — Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, is a winner of the embedded AWARD 2012 in the Tools category for its Wind River User Experience (UX) Development Kit, a kit that enables the rapid creation of automated test scripts for Android devices.

Earlier this month at Embedded World 2012 in Germany, an independent jury of experts selected outstanding technical innovations in embedded technologies in two categories: Hardware and Tools. With only three winners awarded for 2012, these highly selective awards pay tribute to exceptionally innovative products or developments that are unique and forward thinking. Drawing more than 800 international exhibitors, the embedded world exhibition and conference is among the world's largest events for the embedded industry.

“As Android devices continue to flood the market, the industry is recognizing that poorly tested applications can result in significant costs if the user experience is unsatisfactory. In order to deliver a quality device that a consumer will want to purchase and use, thorough automated testing is needed,” said Amit Ronen, vice president and general manager of device test at Wind River. “The embedded AWARD is a great achievement that acknowledges Wind River’s efforts to help customers develop Android devices with reliable and fulfilling user experiences in order to create greater customer satisfaction to improve the bottom line.”

Wind River UX Test Development Kit is designed to assist in the validation of the user experience of a device by reproducing human interactions to test user interfaces. For example, a quality assurance engineer can automate scenarios that test the experience of interacting with graphic interface elements such as dragging items or typing entries on a physical or virtual keyboard. The fully automated execution of these tests can replace a significant amount of manual testing and dramatically reduce testing cycles and time-to-market. The test scripts are managed and automatically executed using Wind River Framework for Automated Software Testing (FAST), an automated software testing framework for Android-based devices.

A video demonstration of Wind River UX Test Development Kit can be viewed at To learn more about Wind River Android software, visit

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