Mobile Computing is the ability to connect to the internet through a variety of wireless computing devices on the go. Mobile computing provides wireless transmission to access data and information from whatever location. Mobile computing consists of three different aspects: mobile hardware, mobile communication technologies, and mobile software. Mobile computing devices include the following: laptop pc’s, tablet pc’s, PDA’s, carputers, smartphones, and other hand held devices. Installed inside of these devices are radio-signals that receive and transmit electronic data. There are different wireless network technologies that are used for mobile computing. Mobile hardware is also known as mobile devices. There is a variety of devices that allows us the convenience of mobile computing. There has been a few ways of mobile computing that has been introduced since the 1990’s. Carputers are normally installed in police cars. They are known as mobile data terminals. PDA or Personal Data assistants, which happen to be one of the devices introduced in the 1990’s. They are personal organizers that, connects to the internet. PDA’s was one of the first mobile computing devices. Smart phones “have more advanced computing capability and connectivity than the normal cellular phones”. Smart phones include high end phones such as: blackberry, iPhone, htc, and others. Tablets which are bigger than a cellular phone and a PDA have touch screen capabilities. Laptops/notebooks vary in size and can be used for mobile use.
Mobile communication technologies consist of: networks, communication properties, protocols, data formats, and concrete technologies. These wireless networks include LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi, GRPS, and more. LAN refers to local area networking. It connects mobile computing devices within a particular area. WAN refers to wide area networking. It connects devices in a wider area. Wi-Fi is the...
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