Device Streaming in Android Studio provides a secure connection to remote physical Android devices hosted in Google’s data centers. This offers a swift and straightforward method to test applications on the latest Android models, including Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro, Pixel Fold, select Samsung devices, and more. Users can deploy apps, interact with the device, and perform various tasks within Android Studio, ensuring a seamless testing experience.
Devices, Security, and Functionality:
Android Studio’s Device Streaming stands out for its ease of access to the latest Android devices. The service supports a range of older devices, providing access to diverse configurations and API levels. Hosted in Google’s secure data center, sessions are secure, and devices undergo a factory reset before becoming accessible to another user. Integrated directly into Android Studio, the service offers access via ADB over an SSL connection, ensuring compatibility with daily ADB tools.
Pricing Details during Open Alpha:
During the open alpha phase, the usage of device streaming is entirely free, notes NIX Solutions. No charges apply, allowing users and teams to explore the feature without cost limitations. However, usage is capped at a specified number of hours per day per project. For detailed instructions on initiating Device Streaming in Android Studio, refer to the official website.