China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, has signed on to use technology from Bsquare that automates the process of testing mobile handsets. The Bellevue-based technology company says China Mobile’s use of its Handset Certification Program will result in fewer glitches while getting devices to market faster.
The automated process means mobile operators and device makers can conduct tests on a much larger scale — for example, seeing what happens when hundreds or thousands of contacts are entered into a device.
End users should encounter fewer bugs and experience fewer cases where they need to reboot their phones, said John Traynor, Bsquare’s vice president of products.
“We expect this will be a significant way to help decrease or eliminate those types of problems over time, because the more testing can be done, the more thorough everyone in the ecosystem can be in making sure that device experiences like that are going to be a thing of the past,” Traynor said. “By automating this process, and shortening the time it takes for this to happen, there’s a great opportunity for customers to get their hands on the latest and greatest devices sooner.”
China Mobile has more than 600 million subscribers. Bsquare says China Mobile is among the first companies to adopt its Handset Certification Program.