Mobile devices are small computing devices, which are extremely portable and often fit in hand and hence also known as handheld computer or handheld devices. They may have touch screen or a miniature keyboard, as an input device. Advancements in data storage and processing technology have enabled these small devices to perform almost all the tasks which can be performed by larger computers. Smartphones, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA), tablet computers are some of the most commonly used mobile devices.
Smartphones and tablet computers are the most powerful versions of mobile devices. They not only provide basic computing functions but also include features such as phone calls, text messaging and voice mail. These devices also include camera and media players to run music or video files.
Presence of operating system on these devices equip them to run application software, known as apps. Most of the applications, originally developed for desktops and laptops, are being ported to smartphones and tablet computers.
The ability to connect to internet over Wi-Fi or cellular data has allowed mobile devices to bring in new trends in business as well as consumer sector. Bring your own device (BYOD) is emerging in organizations and educational institutions, which promotes the employees or students to bring their own mobile devices to access the enterprise data through their tailored application.
M-commerce or mobile shopping is another trend which has made shopping convenient for consumers with the use of mobile devices. Advent of M-commerce has also led to the rise of mobile payments and digital wallets, eliminating the need to deal in cash.
Mobile devices have also been promoting, trending technologies such as cloud computing and Internet of things (IoT). Video and music streaming from cloud through internet is increasing, which is preferred by service providers and consumers. Mobile devices can also be connected to several home appliances as an interface, hence the term smart appliances.
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