Blog from November, 2020

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We are happy to announce that Appium 1.19 is now available on Real Device Cloud. As of Nov 23rd, 2020, this will be the default version for RDC Appium testing.
You can check the release notes of Appium 1.19 here: https://github.com/appium/appium/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md
Happy Testing!

Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is pleased to announce that we now support Chrome 87 and Firefox 83 for testing your applications. 

Here is an example of the W3C compatible capabilities for both Chrome and Firefox using Java that we generated using our Platform Configurator:


Chrome 87
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

ChromeOptions browserOptions = new ChromeOptions();
browserOptions.setExperimentalOption("w3c", true);
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "87.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);
Firefox 83
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

FirefoxOptions browserOptions = new FirefoxOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "83.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);



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We're excited to announce that Sauce Labs has released a new feature today that benefits our live testing customers who hold private devices with SIM cards

  • Customers can now see phone number under both device info on the real device selection page and device info in the actual live testing session
  • If there's no SIM card for those private devices, customers will see “Phone number: No SIM card”
  • This allows customers to see the phone number of the device they are using and perform various tests that require phone number such as
    • 2-factor authentication
    • SMS messages
    • Using the phone to dial


This feature is only for private device customers and public devices will never show the phone number field under device info

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our support team.

Happy Testing!

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We’re excited to announce a new feature is available: Android dev tools during live testing real devices in Sauce Labs. This is part of the migration of real device testing features from TestObJect to Sauce Labs. To stay updated on the progress please visit Real Device Testing in Sauce Labs Feature Preview.


Android Debugger / Dev Tools

  • In cross-browser testing with real devices, you can now use Chrome's debug protocol with Android devices
  • This will allow you to inspect websites on Android devices during live testing and use the dev tools to debug issues
  • The Android debugger also supports the ability to open up multiple tabs

One limitation to note

  • you must be logged into Sauce Labs on Chrome, pick an Android real device, and load Chrome in the device in order for this to work



If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our support team.

Happy Testing!




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Hello Sauce user!

The new iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are now available on the Sauce Labs Real Device Cloud.

You are now able to run tests and future-proof your products on the newest generation of the iPhone 12, enabled in both our European and US data centers.

Should you encounter any issue, we encourage you to get in touch with us as soon as possible.



Happy Testing!