Open Device Lab

The Foolproof Open Device Lab exists to support our local creative community to test their work on an ever-growing range of mobile devices

About the Device Lab

If you build responsive, adaptive and mobile web experiences, or native applications, you need to test your work on more than just a handful of mobile, tablet and console devices lying around your office.

Emulators and remote access tools are no match for getting your hands on the broad range of physical devices that your customers use from day-to-day. To test the speed, interactivity and rendering performance of your application or site you need a range of real handsets.

This is why we have an Open Device Lab. It is a library of devices that designers, developers and researchers can use to design compelling experiences.

Use the lab

The Foolproof Open Device Lab is open to everyone and is located in Foolproof’s London offices in Clerkenwell. Our intention is to offer the service free as a community asset. If you camp out for long periods of time we may need to have a little chat about making a contribution for usage and drinking our coffee. To visit the lab, send us an email a couple of days beforehand and we’ll get things ready for you.

Contact us to make a booking 

Donate your devices

If you’ve got an unwanted or under-utilised device lying around gathering dust please add it to the collection and get it back into use.

Email us to contribute an old device

Become a sponsor

If you’re a device manufacturer, carrier network or reseller, we’d love to have your help. The Foolproof Open Device Lab exists to help designers and developers create and optimise experiences for your devices and therefore your customers. You could donate or sponsor a device, or help fund the service to keep it free.

Email us to become a sponsor

We also have a device lab in our Singapore office.

The device library

The following list is constantly evolving.

Using devices in our Open Device Lab
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Manufacturer Model Operating SystemOS
Amazon Kindle Fire 6.2.1
Apple iPad iOS 4.3
Apple iPad 3 iOS 6.1.3
Apple iPad 4 iOS 6.1.3
Apple iPad Mini iOS 7
Apple iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.3
Apple iPhone 5 iOS 6.1.3
Apple iPhone 5S iOS 7
Apple iPhone 5C iOS 7
Blackberry Curve 8520
Blackberry Curve 9320
HTC Desire Android 2.2
HTC One Android 4.2.2
HTC Wildfire S Android 2.3.5
Leap Motion Leap Motion Controller
Microsoft Windows Surface RT Windows 8
Microsoft XBox 360
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.1.2
Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2
Samsung Galaxy SII Android 4.1.2
Samsung Galaxy SIII Android 4.1.2
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-fi Android 4.0.4
Samsung Nexus S Android
Sifteo Cubes
Sony Playstation 2
Nokia Lumia 630 Windows Phone 8.1
Sony PS Vita
Google Nexus 5 Android 4.4
Xiaomi Redmi Note Android 4.2.2
Sony Xperia Z2 Android 4.4.2
Apple iPhone 6 iOS 8
Nokia Asha 201
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 4.4.2
Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 5.0.2
Apple iPhone 6 Plus iOS 8
Google Nexus 10 Android 5.0
Geeksphone Keon Firefox OS (prerelease)
Motorola Nexus 6 Android 5.0
HTC One M8s 5.0