Google’s unique method of choosing phones for testing

 In mobile

Over at the official Google mobile blog, I saw this very funny short video that shows how the mobile devices team choose devices for testing and which ones they will develop mobile applications for.  Apparently they have over 800 phones for testing!

Quoting from their blog: “We’ve put together a video that gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our “Sky Lab” that contains over 800 phones for developing, demonstrating, and testing purposes. Although we have so many phones, we currently can’t make all of our products work on all of these phones — we face the same challenges that every developer faces in the mobile industry: we have to choose. ”

Click the video below to view… How do you choose your devices for testing and for development?  Do you also subject your product managers to this level of user testing and choice?


Based in London, The Actionable Futurist and former Global Managing Partner at IBM, Andrew Grill is a popular and sought-after presenter and comementator on issues around digital disruption, workplace of the future and new technologies such as blockchain. Andrew is a multiple TEDx and International Keynote Speaker.