Mid-year update – new devices!

Published on 1st August 2017 by Sigute Kateivate

Since our last update we had 22 bookings so far this year and we are happy to report that our new approach made it much easier for us to handle the bookings.

We have regained some much needed cupboard space having removed 343 devices in total. Sounds like a lot and it was! This included:

  • 73 very old Nokias and 16 very old Blackberries. Last time someone booked one of these out…? Very long long time ago.
  • Over 50 phones with proprietary OS, which we have made use of last year, but have not been in much demand for bookings.
  • Over 100 Android devices which only supported Gingerbread or older Android OS. Google Play Services no longer support Gingerbread, so we think it’s unlikely you will, or if you do, that you will want to test on 100 different devices.

But no worries, anything which has been used for bookings in the last year or so we have kept so you will still find a large variety of familiar phones, tablets and wearables in our list.

We’d like to thank our sponsor Conduent (formerly WDS) who kindly took away the old and provided us with some great new Android devices:

New devices available for booking now!

  • HTC 10
  • Motorola Moto G4 Play
  • Motorola Moto G5
  • Motorola Moto Z
  • OnePlus 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Looking forward to seeing you in the lab trying out new devices :)

Do you have an opinion about the changes we made? Let us know what you think! Email us at [email protected] or tweet us @odlbmth