Mobile Computing

Mobile computing is the ability to use the technology to wirelessly connect to and use centrally located information and application software through the application of small, portable and wireless communication devices. Mobile computing provides distributed computations on diversified devices, system and networks. Mobile computing offers mobility with computing power. It facilitates large number of applications on a single device.

Limitations of mobile computing

  • Resource constraints- Battery
  • Interference: quality of service (QOS)
  • Bandwidth: connection latency
  • Dynamic changes in communication environment
  • Network issues
  • Interoperability issues
  • Security constraints

Advantages of mobile computing

  • Increased productivity

    User can work any location wherever they feel comfortable. Due to this advantage, there will be an increase in productivity of the work. User will work efficiently and effectively.

  • Time efficient

    Time consumed while travelling from different locations or to the office and back has been clipped. One can access their important documents and files over a portal and work as if they were on their computer. It also reduces unnecessary expenses.

  • Portability

    Mobile computing enables users to work from anywhere as long as internet connection is established. User can able to carry out numerous tasks at the same time. A user can work without being in a fixed position.

  • Entertainment

    It is easy for users to access wide variety of videos, audios and educational material. One can able to watch the news on-the-go using mobile computing.