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Dear Sauce User,
We're happy to announce that Sauce Labs is supporting the long-awaited Android 6.0 and 7.0 on our Android Emulator product.
Some quick notes on getting started with testing:
- Android 6.0 and 7.0 emulators both come with Chrome support! (Android 6.0 still has the stock browser support, as well). You can get this by changing your desired capability to `browserName`: `Chrome` instead of the usual `browserName`: `Browser`.
- Android 7.0 only comes on the GoogleAPI flavor, so make sure that you have your desired capability set to `deviceName`: `Android GoogleAPI Emulator`.
- Android 7.0 doesn't come on manual (because we don't offer the GoogleAPI versions of our emulators on manual). We will work on updating this.
- Android 7.0 might not show up on the Platform Configurator yet, so use the desired capabilities from below. We are working on updating this.
- 'Chrome' as a browser for Android Emulators isn't available on Platform Configurator yet. We are working on updating this.
Here's some quick examples for a full set of desired capabilities:
Web test on Android 6.0 on Chrome:
deviceName: 'Android Emulator',
Mobile app test on Android 7.0:
deviceName: 'Android GoogleAPI Emulator',
We will be working on supporting Android 7.1 over the next few weeks. For a list of the available combinations, please check out our Platform Configurator. You may also be interested in the AVD specifications. Lastly, for a list of what we are planning to work on in the future, you can check out our Supported Devices page.
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