What is new in Appium 1.6.0
What's new in Appium 1.6 ?
With release of appium 1.6.0 , appium has started using UiAutomator 2
Till now appium was primarily dependent on Google's UiAutomator framework as the primary way of automating native Android apps.
To use UiAutomator 2, you can specify
in your desired capabilities and try out the new driver.
Prerequisites: This module should support from Android 5.0 (API Level 20) and above
For more info, check out the wiki article here: https://github.com/appium/appium-uiautomator2-server/wiki
Appium has added support for Apple's new XCUITest framework. When you specify a platformVersion of 10 or higher in Capabilities Builder, Appium automatically uses the XCUITest automation backend.
If you want to run your iOS test on version 9.3, then you need to specify
in your desired capabilities.