Smartphones, Tablets Spurring Cloud Innovations

Smartphones, Tablets Spurring Cloud Innovations

Experts predict that the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices will continue to drive innovations in cloud computing, paving the path for new applications geared toward the retail consumer.


Mobile devices offer people the chance to use readily available tools for a wide variety of data and communications purposes. While most Americans have become accustomed to using cell phones over the last 15 to 20 years, the expanded capabilities of hand-held devices increase the functionality of these gadgets exponentially. With suitable applications and providers, cloud computing options available for mobile devices will garner considerable appeal from users who have traditionally avoided high technology.

A growing number of cloud providers and developers will shift their focus to consumer markets as more people in the United States purchase tablets, smartphones, and other handhelds. Websites and web pages load and appear differently on smartphones and tablets than they do on laptop or desktop monitors; nonetheless, the fact that these devices are almost constantly within reach of their owners and have incredibly fast download speeds makes them as agile as most desktop or laptop devices.

Moreover, manufacturers of handheld devices will likely persist in improving the functionality of these tools, increasing their capabilities for an expanded variety of purposes. Many experts believe that cloud providers will rise to the occasion when it comes to the consumer market, allowing users to perform more complicated functions more easily. Shifting applications to the cloud significantly increases the processing capacity of any device even in during high traffic situations.

Both Apple and Google recently pushed an increased number of storage and computation functions to cloud platforms. Google’s transfer of such services as document editing to cloud-based Quickoffice as well as Apple’s development of iCloud for data sync purposes reduce the storage requirements for handhelds while at the same time increasing their utility.

By Glenn Blake

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Glenn Blake is a writer for CloudTweaks and has been writing about technology trends for over 25 years.

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