Building a WAP Push Test Environment

For smart phone OEMs, it is generally difficult to test WAP Push and OMA OTA provisioning without having access to operator’s testing facility. When operators or customers report issues related to SI (Service Indication) or SL (Service Loading) message handling, a local test environment to reproduce those issues will be a great help. For example,…

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3rd Party Software Integration: What Quality Gates are Needed?

One of the key phases for a mobile device project is 3rd party software integration, which is usually done after initial software baseline has been established (BSP migration complete, driver stabilized, hopper & battery life pass). According to device software product definition, a number of 3rd party applications and modules (for example, some DShow filters)…

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Windows CE Storage Manager Breakdown

The best architectural pictures for Windows CE / Windows Mobile Storage Manager are the followings (from msdn site):   Now, if you look at the following call stack on a WM6.5 device emulator (CE5), the above picture is much easier to understand: Call Stack: filesys.exe: 0x1FFE9356 0x0406eb18 AMDNORD!CNorFmd::ReadSector(unsigned long) fmd.cpp line 2560x0406eb18 AMDNORD!FMD_ReadSector() fmd.cpp line…

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Using Power Monitor to Tackle Battery Life Problems: Examples

Power monitor (made by Monsoon solutions) is a very useful to improve device battery life. I think every OEM/ODM engineering team should have on handy to watch and troubleshoot battery life issues. Even better, bring the power monitor with your devices into the field, and perform filed tests or comparison tests. For example, how’s power…

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Windows Mobile Device DRM Integration

Many devices today provide an OMA DRM 1.x/2.0 solution from a 3rd party (for example, from irdeto). So how to verify if the integration has been properly done? Well, aside from the tests that your vendor performed, you can also use the following site to verify: http://www.drmtest.com Common use of this site is to test…

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DirectShow Tool GraphEdt on Windows Mobile

On Windows and Windows CE, the GraphEdt tool can be used to investigate (visually) what DShow filters are used for a given media file, and it is also very useful to verify if your filters work as expected. For desktop Windows, this tool is included in the platform SDK or so called Windows SDK. On…

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