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We are happy to announce that Android virtual USB for the Real Device Cloud is now live.

You can get started with this new feature right now: more information available here.


Happy Testing!


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We are happy to announce that Appium 1.12.1 is now available on Android emulators. Please set appiumVersion desired capability to "1.12.1" to test on Appium 1.12.1.

Related release notes can be found below
https://github.com/appium/appium/releases/tag/v1.12.1
https://github.com/appium/appium/releases/tag/v1.12.0

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We are very happy to announce that iOS 12.2 is now available on Sauce simulators. Please set platformVersion desired capability to "12.2" to test on iOS 12.2. Below is an example in Python.


caps['platformVersion'] = "12.2"
caps['appiumVersion'] = "1.12.1"


Note that Appium 1.12.1 is required with iOS 12.2.

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We're excited to announce a new Getting Started page within the Sauce Labs application to help you learn to write and run Selenium automated tests. Under Getting Started, you can go through four instructional modules to help you:

  • Run a simple Selenium test against our new demo web application
  • Use environment variables and run a Selenium test against your own web site
  • Run tests on different browsers and use our Platform Configurator to automatically generate desired capabilities
  • Incorporate best practices into your Selenium tests

The Getting Started page is currently available to free trial users and self-serve users (aka credit card subscribers) in our US data center. We are working on updates to make it available to customers in our EU data center and then to our contract customers. 




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Dear Sauce User, 

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 66 on Mac and Windows. 

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

Happy Testing!
Samantha Coffman
Product Manager 



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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 Chrome 73 on Mac and Windows. 

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

Happy Testing!
Samantha Coffman
Product Manager 

In our continuing efforts to provide the best performing, most up-to-date platform for our users, Sauce Labs will discontinue support for the following operating systems and Appium versions on Sauce emulators and simulators on April 4th.

  • iOS 9.3, 10.0 and 10.2
  • Android 4.4 and 5.0
  • Appium versions 1.7.2 and below on both iOS and Android

We made this decision due to reduced market share of these versions, along with diminished usage by our customers. We strongly recommend customers to periodically update their tests to run on the latest iOS and Appium versions and the most widely used Android versions. Our Platform Configurator has the most up-to-date list of operating systems and Appium versions supported on Sauce emulators and simulators.


Happy Testing!

Chandra Yalangi

Product Manager


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We are happy to announce that Appium 1.11.1 is now available on Android emulators. This update fixes an issue introduced in React-Native version 0.57.2. The issue causes "Find Element" operation to fail while testing React-Native apps built for Android. Please refer to the following bug report for more details.  Please set appiumVersion desired capability to "1.11.1" to test on Appium 1.11.1.


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Sauce Labs is happy to announce Real Device Cloud support for Android Espresso TestOrchestrator. Android Test Orchestrator allows you to run each of your app's tests within its own invocation of Instrumentation.

Users can set the --useTestOrchestrator parameter when using the Sauce Runner for Real Devices.
Further details in the Command Reference for Sauce Runner for Real Devices documentation.

Happy Testing,

Asaf Saar
Sr. Director of Product Management

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 Android 8.1 on emulators. Please set platformVersion desired capability to "8.1" to test on Android 8.1.

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

Happy Testing,
Chandra Yalangi
Product Manager - Emulators and Simulators


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We are very excited to announce support for Android Debug Bridge (ADB) commands on emulators through Appium tests. ADB commands provide deeper access to the emulator and support new automated test scenarios. For example you can now inject images into the emulator photo library or initialize contacts using ADB commands in automated tests. Please refer to the following Appium documentation for more information and sample code.

This feature is only supported on Appium versions 1.7.2 and above. This feature is implemented by adding --relaxed-security flag to Appium sessions. However, note that there are no security concerns due this feature, each emulator test session is isolated and independent and emulators are destroyed after each test session.


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New Test Details Page

We're excited to offer a new version of test details page to all our customers!

This page offers improved responsiveness, being based on the latest technology.

In addition, a couple new features were added:

  • Flexible layout: Ability to resize the various panels

  • Clear command text: we're working the commands clearer. 

    • For example, the command itself would show as "Find Element", or "Load URL"

    • The object locator would show by name, where possible

    • The HTML response was added to the command details

  • Commands highlight in sync with video playback

  • Keyboard support for command navigation

    • Enable keyboard function to move to the next/previous command

    • Pause/play the video using space bar



Just in case you weren't aware, there's support for a couple features that already existed:
  • Change test visibility

  • Delete a test

  • Show HAR file

  • Search commands

  • Ability to share test URL, and share a URL to a specific command

  • Report issues (to Sauce)

  • See the number of commands in the execution

  • Filter the commands to include only the ones that have screenshots

  • Showing a nice panel for performance and network logs

Over the coming month, note the button on the top-right "Switch to OLD UI", which will lead you to the previous version of this page. If you do switch back, we will probably contact you to ask some questions (wink). If everything goes well, this button will go away in about a month.
Happy Testing!


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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 Chrome 72 and Firefox 65 on Mac and Windows. 

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

Happy Testing!
Samantha Coffman
Product Manager

RDC Support for Appium 1.10.1

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Sauce Labs is happy to announce Real Device Cloud support for Appium 1.10.1

The new version is now available to all Appium users and is also the default one if no other version is specified.


Happy Testing,

Asaf Saar
Director of Product Management

RDC Support for Appium 1.10

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Sauce Labs is happy to announce Real Device Cloud support for Appium 1.10

Customer interested in using the latest version should update Appium desired capability with: appiumVersion: '1.10.0'


Happy Testing,

Asaf Saar
Director of Product Management