Looking back about 20 years ago, could you image surfing the internet while having coffee at your favorite coffee shop or typing an address in to a small electronic device and it tells you exactly how to get there. The new improvements in technology now allow people computer access using small portable devices in their physical location. A person’s can be in outside in the park, in a classroom, or in the middle of a desert. This is called Mobile Computing. Mobile Computing has transformed the way people access computer networks allowing more flexibility in communication, less paper work for different job, and access of vital information in real time.
In this paper I will explore some of the factors of mobile computing. Components of mobile computing like wireless data communication, mobile devices, software, and mobile security all play a major in order to compute mobile. Also I will discuss the future of mobile computing.
Mobile Computing is a generic term used to refer to a variety of devices that allow people to access data and information from where ever they are (Bucki, J.).There are three ways which makes it possible for data to transfer thru different device and they are data synchronization, wireless LANs and the internet. In the past decade computers has developed into small portable devices that are capable of fast usability to networks from any location. For example, smartphones the apple IPhone and the androids phones has become part of the new wave of mobile accessibility. Mobile computing does not require a user to maintain a fixed position in the network and enables almost unrestricted user mobility (Imielinski, T., & Badrinath, B. R. (1994). A smart phone is a phone that combines the features of a PDA with a cell phone and the ability to check email; it may also serve as a flash drive, media player for music and video, and picture viewer (Bowles, M. 2010). Studies have showed more than 83% of American uses smartphone today.
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