4.2, Appium on Sauce will give you a Selendroid* session. Selendroid is a project bundled with Appium enabling older device and webview automation. *Selendroid’s API is slightly diﬀerent from Appium’s! http://selendroid.io/ for details
temporary solution to enable all client libraries access to special mobile methods. It is not ideal because it doesn’t provide native client access to those behaviors. Likewise, the diﬀerence between Appium’s Android API and Selendroid’s API makes it diﬃcult to write cross-platform hybrid tests.
working with the WebDriver project to make mobile gestures rst-class citizens in the WebDriver clients. We have also been working with other mobile automation frameworks like Selendroid to standardize our APIs. Look for great updates soon!