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Hello Sauce user!

As of today, the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are 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.

(Note: iPhone 12 Pro is currently enabled only for the US data center).

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



Happy Testing!

Karla Schoenicke

Senior Product Manager - Mobile


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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is pleased to announce that we now support Firefox 82 and Edge 86 for testing your applications. 

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


Firefox 82
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

FirefoxOptions browserOptions = new FirefoxOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "82.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);
Edge 86
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

EdgeOptions browserOptions = new EdgeOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "86.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);


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Dear Sauce User,

Our product just keeps getting Saucier! To help you continue to fully understand your data to help inform your testing strategy, we are happy to announce the release of Failure Analysis for Enterprise customers. 

The capability works for virtual desktop, emulator, and simulator tests that use Selenium or Appium. Find more information on using the feature here.

Happy Testing,

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Hello Sauce users! 

This Spring we announced a beta product, the Sauce Testrunner Toolkit, to support testing on native javascript test-automation frameworks. We’ve made a lot of progress and I want to share some of the new features that we’ve added - such as test parallelization and new frameworks. 

Now, with any Sauce Labs account, you can use Sauce Testrunner Toolkit Docker containers to run tests locally or in parallel on your CI/CD and view results within Sauce Labs. Learn more here

Today, the Testrunner Toolkit support: 

  • Cypress 
  • TestCafe
  • Puppeteer
  • Playwright 

Find out more about the Sauce Testrunner Toolkit here. If your development team is using or looking to use any automation frameworks which we do not support, please get in touch with me  at kunal.jain@saucelabs.com and I’d love to chat. 

Happy Testing!


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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is pleased to announce that we now support Chrome 86 for testing your applications. 

Here is an example of how to configure Selenium capabilities using W3C compliant Java code that we generated using our Platform Configurator:


Chrome 86
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

ChromeOptions browserOptions = new ChromeOptions();
browserOptions.setExperimentalOption("w3c", true);
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "86.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);







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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is pleased to announce that we now support Firefox 81 (with an updated Geckodriver - 0.27.0) and Edge 85 for testing your applications. 

Here is an example of the desired capabilities for both Firefox and Edge in Java using Selenium and W3C that we generated using our Platform Configurator:



Firefox 81
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

FirefoxOptions browserOptions = new FirefoxOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "81.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);




Edge 85
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

EdgeOptions browserOptions = new EdgeOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "85.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);




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Hello Sauce Testers!

Exciting new UX improvement for you to know about :

• You are now allowed to select *.zip files in the App Upload dialog under the Live Testing UI! Previously we only allowed .apk or .ipa files
• After the zip is uploaded, on the storage view UI, we gray out the "Choose Device" action with a tooltip explaining that the build is only compatible with simulators
• In app settings, we also display the compatibility (real devices/simulators) for iOS apps using "Type" column where "R" icon indicates it's compatible with real devices and "S" icon it's compatible with simulators



Read our documentation to learn more about Application Storage

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

Happy Testing!




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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is pleased to announce that we now support Android 11 on both real devices and emulators. Use Appium to write tests that port easily between devices and emulators and craft your test strategy to take advantage of the strength of each method for testing your applications. Sauce labs gives you the best of both worlds.


To get going quickly, here’s an example of how to configure an emulator test that we generated with our Platform Configurator:

Android 11
DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.android();
caps.setCapability("appiumVersion", "1.18.1");
caps.setCapability("deviceName","Android GoogleAPI Emulator");
caps.setCapability("deviceOrientation", "portrait");
caps.setCapability("browserName", "Chrome");
caps.setCapability("platformVersion", "11.0");
caps.setCapability("platformName","Android");


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Sauce Labs is happy to announce the support for iOS 14 on our Real Device Cloud. Same-day availability means you can test on the latest and greatest real devices immediately!

The public real device cloud is already updated with the new devices while private cloud customers can add these devices per request.

Happy Testing!


Karla Schoenicke

Senior Product Manager - Mobile


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We’re excited to announce the ability to take screenshots 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.

This feature is available for Real Devices and NOT Emulators and Simulators.

Happy Testing!

We're happy to announce that we added support for app name to retrieve your apps to use in automated tests for EmuSim. Previously in August's product announcement, this feature was only available for Real Devices but now it's also supported in Emulators and Simulators

To read more about how to use this new capability to its full extent, please visit Using Application Storage With Automated Builds

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 the ability to use Bypass Screenshot Restriction in the app settings for Android devices. Bypass Screenshot Restriction enables you to take screenshots of your app during tests, even if your app does not allow screenshots for security reasons. This only applies to real devices.

To read more about how to use this new capability to its full extent, please visit Live Mobile Application Testing and read about how to change your application settings


If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our support team and we’ll be glad to help you.

Happy Testing!


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Hello Sauce user!

Sauce Labs is pleased to announce that we now support Firefox 80 and Chrome 85 for testing your applications. 

Here is an example of the desired capabilities for both Firefox and Edge in Java using Selenium and W3C that we generated using our Platform Configurator:



Firefox 80
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

FirefoxOptions browserOptions = new FirefoxOptions();
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "80.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);



Chrome 85
MutableCapabilities sauceOptions = new MutableCapabilities();

ChromeOptions browserOptions = new ChromeOptions();
browserOptions.setExperimentalOption("w3c", true);
browserOptions.setCapability("platformName", "Windows 10");
browserOptions.setCapability("browserVersion", "85.0");
browserOptions.setCapability("sauce:options", sauceOptions);




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We are happy to announce that Appium 1.18.1 is now available on Real Device Cloud. As of Aug 27th, 2020, this will be the default version for RDC Appium testing.

You can check the release notes of Appium 1.18.1 here:  https://github.com/appium/appium/blob/master/CHANGELOG.md


Happy Testing!

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 iOS 13.4 Simulators.



iOS 13.4
DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.iphone();
caps.setCapability("appiumVersion", "1.17.1");
caps.setCapability("deviceName","iPhone 11 Pro Max Simulator");
caps.setCapability("deviceOrientation", "portrait");
caps.setCapability("platformVersion","13.4");
caps.setCapability("platformName", "iOS");
caps.setCapability("browserName", "Safari");


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