The Cloud Is Raining Smart Phones

The Cloud Is Raining Smart Phones

I resisted getting my first cell phone for as long as I could, but finally broke down and got one for use while driving- at the time I was living and working in the Seattle area and my family was a six hour drive away in Eastern Oregon. When you are pulling that kind of mileage two or three times a month, you learn that pulling over to find a phone booth is a time killing inconvenience.

Beyond Land Line Replacement

Still, even though my provider was happy to upgrade my phone every couple years, there was no reason to look for anything very fancy. After all, it was just a phone. It was for talking to people with. Oh, I learned to send texts (but not fast enough that my daughter would ever mistake me for somebody cool), but the important function of the mobile phone was its simplest- to call and receive calls when I was away from my land line.

Until the smart phones hit the market. Smart phones are so much more than just devices to talk to one another, smart phones are a direct tap into the Internet. The smart phone is not quite a perfect tool for interfacing with the ‘net, but the concept is improving on a daily basis.

Blurring The Line Between “Real” Computers

For the foreseeable future, the desktop or laptop screen will remain the preferred tool for going on the Internet, but the scales are rapidly turning. There are places where ‘net connectivity using mobile devices is already more common than using “real” computers.

The most significant differences between a “real” computer and a mobile device is the amount of available memory and the size of the interface. These differences are disappearing so rapidly that they are approaching insignificance.

One solution to the storage question is the use of increasingly huge micro-SD cards, indeed this may be the best solution for onboard storage of data dense media. Increasingly, smart phone users are turning to the Cloud for storage and software solutions.

For Ubuntu, Smart Phones are Real Computers

Some developers are answering the difference between between smart phones and “real” computers but embracing the concept that smart phones are real computers. Canonical, the company behind the Linux based Ubuntu operating system envisions a time when workers will not just plug their smart phones into their work computers, the smart phone will essentially power the full sized work computer.

Having a smart phone powering a full sized computer seems a little far-fetched at first. When you consider how much time the typical smart phone user actually spends communicating compared to “other stuff” it begins to make more sense. This is even before counting the time spent flinging cartoon birds through the air at evil pigs.

By Peter Knight

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

Cloud Infographic – The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic – The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery

The Power Of Cloud Disaster Recovery Preventing a Cloud Disaster is one thing. Recovering from a disaster is a whole other area of concern. Today’s infographic provided by CloudVelox outlines some best practices and safeguards in order to help your business make more informed decisions. About Latest Posts Pete Knight Latest posts by Pete Knight…

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

Cloud Infographic – The Internet Of Things In 2020

The Internet Of Things In 2020 The growing interest in the Internet of Things is amongst us and there is much discussion. Attached is an archived but still relevant infographic by Intel which has produced a memorizing snapshot at how the number of connected devices have exploded since the birth of the Internet and PC.…

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey Results

Engine Yard Joins North Bridge Venture Partners, Gigaom Research and Industry Collaborators to Unveil 2014 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Results SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 25, 2014) – Engine Yard, the leading cloud application management platform, today announced its role as a collaborator in releasing the results of the fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey,…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at…

CONNECT TO THE CLOUD

 

Cloud Logo Sponsors

hp Logo CityCloud-PoweredByOpenstack-Bluesquare_logo_100x100-01
cisco_logo_100x100 vmware citrix100
Site 24x7


Contributor Spotlight

Established in 2009, CloudTweaks is recognized as one of the leading influencers in cloud computing, big data and internet of things (IoT) information. Our goal is to continue to build our growing information portal, by providing the best in-depth articles, interviews, event listings, whitepapers, infographics and much more.

Contact

CloudTweaks Media
Phone: 1 (212) 763-0021

Branded Content Programs

Advertising