Blog from July, 2019

We have made available a new version (1.8) of our test runner for the Real Devices Cloud

arrow-down-circle SauceLabs Test Runner 1.8


What's new:

  • Updated support for Java 9 to 12

More info:
Using RDC Runner to test with Espresso on Android

Using RDC Runner to test with XCUITest on iOS


Please make sure to upgrade this as soon as possible, in order to benefit from the latest improvements and bug-fixes.


Happy testing!

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As of today the following iOS versions are available on Real Devices Cloud:

  • iOS 12.4 
  • iOS 13 Beta 4
  • iPad OS 13 Beta 4

You are now able to run tests and future-proof your products for the next iteration of iOS on selected devices, enabled on both our European and US datacenters.


Please notice, as per every beta release of iOS there may be unexpected bugs and issues. 
Should you encounter any issue, we encourage to get in touch as soon as possible with us.


Happy Testing!


Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Devices Cloud

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As of today Android Q (Beta 5) is available on the Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud.

You are now able to run tests and future-proof your products for the next iteration of Android on selected devices, enabled on both our European and US data centers.

Please notice, as per every beta release of Android there may be unexpected bugs and issues.  Should you encounter any issue, we encourage to get in touch as soon as possible with us.


Happy Testing!


Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Device Cloud

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As we continue our mission to provide our users with the best coverage for testing applications, we are happy to announce that Sauce Labs now supports Firefox 68. This update is supported on both Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

Our Platform Configurator has also been updated to reflect this newest version.

Happy Testing,

Annie Thornton

Sauce Performance Update

Sauce Labs continually strives to provide our customers with the most up-to-date and innovative products in support of their continuous testing journey. As such, we have made a number of updates to expand and improve the metrics captured in our Sauce Performance tool. These updates are available now and include:

Performance Score

A weighted average of performance metrics. Helps users track team progress. View the Scoring Details for information on how each Performance audit is weighted.

Time to Interactive

New representation of how quickly users have a reliably good experience after the initial page load begins

Time to CPU Idle 

How long it takes for the CPU to process all of the page information

Estimated Input Latency

Input responsiveness is a key factor in how users perceive the performance of your app

Life-like User Conditions

To provide accurate performance measurements, Sauce Performance automatically waits until the CPU is idle after each page load. Although this may nominally increase test execution time in some cases, you’ll gain the ability to go beyond single page metrics and obtain true insight into your customers’ experience across your entire site before ever going live.

Optimize Your Sauce Performance Experience

Additionally, we have developed a Sauce Performance Best Practices and Good to Know Guide. This quick reference guide will help you optimize and experience the full value of Sauce Performance. 

Get Started

To start using Sauce Performance, contact sales today for a Proof of Concept. 


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We are happy to announce that a new client for SauceLabs' Android Virtual USB has been released (v. 1.5)

The new client brings several bug-fixes and performance improvements, as well as the ability to interact with live sessions created with the command startSession
Although this new version presents no known breaking changes, we do highly recommend to update the client used on your machine or your pipelines as soon as possible.

Please also notice that we are also discontinuing support for any Virtual USB client prior to version 1.3


You can find the link to the new client and relative changelog here:

workbox Download Page for Virtual USB Client


Happy Testing!

Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Devices Cloud


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We are happy to announce that Appium 1.14.0 is now available on the Real Devices Cloud.

Going forward, this will be the default version used for every test that are not declaring a specific appiumVersion capability.


Change of default UiAutomator on Appium 1.14.0


Please notice: This version of Appium changes the default UiAutomator version for Android to UiAutomator2
You'll be able to rollback to UiAutomator1 by specifying the capability automationName=UiAutomator1


You can check the release notes of Appium 1.14.0 here:  https://github.com/appium/appium/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md


Happy Testing!

Valentino Ciccarone

Snr. Product Manager - Real Devices Cloud


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We are happy to announce that you can now use the Appium Perform Touch ID capability also on the Real Devices Cloud.

More documentation and information on this Appium capability can be found in the Appium TouchID documentation


Please notice: This feature is compatible only with iOS Devices. We are working to support Android's Fingerprint soon.


Happy Testing!

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