Linux for embedded systems describes use of operating systems based on the Linux kernel in embedded systems — such as customer-premises equipment (CPE), in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), networking equipment, machine control, industrial automation, navigation equipment, spacecraft flight software, and medical instruments in general. The term customer-premises equipment includes smart TVs, home theater PCs, set-top boxes, wireless routers and similar networking equipment, as well as other consumer electronics devices.
Thanks to their nature of versatility, operating systems based on the Linux kernel can be also found in mobile devices that are actually touchscreen-based embedded devices — such as smartphones and tablet computers, together with mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs) and portable media players that also include a touchscreen.
Cloud computing is an expression used to describe a variety of computing concepts that involve a large number of computers connected through a real-time communication network such as the Internet. In science, cloud computing is a synonym for distributed computing over a network, and means the ability to run a program or application on many connected computers at the same time. The phrase also more commonly refers to network-based services, which appear to be provided by real server hardware, and are in fact served up by virtual hardware, simulated by software running on one or more real machines. Such virtual servers do not physically exist and can therefore be moved around and scaled up (or down) on the fly without affecting the end user - arguably, rather like a cloud.
The popularity of the term can be attributed to its use in marketing to sell hosted services in the sense of application service provisioning that run client server software on a remote location.
Google Play, formerly the Android Market, is a digital distribution platform for applications for the Android operating system and an online electronics and digital media store, operated by Google. The service allows users to browse and download applications developed with the Android SDK and published through Google, as well as music, magazines, books, movies, and television programs. Users can also purchase hardware, such as Chromebooks, Google Nexus-branded mobile devices, Chromecasts, and accessories, through Google Play.
Applications are available through Google Play either free of charge or at a cost. They can be downloaded directly to an Android or Google TV device through the Play Store mobile app, or by deploying the application to a device from the Google Play website. Many applications can be targeted to specific users based on a particular hardware attribute of their device, such as a motion sensor (for motion-dependent games) or a front-facing camera (for online video calling).
A mobile application (or mobile app) is a software application designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices. They are usually available through application distribution platforms, which are typically operated by the owner of the mobile operating system, such as the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone Store, and BlackBerry App World. Some apps are free, while others must be bought. Usually, they are downloaded from the platform to a target device, such as an iPhone, BlackBerry, Android phone or Windows Phone, but sometimes they can be downloaded to laptops or desktops. For apps with a price, generally a percentage, 20-30%, goes to the distribution provider (such as iTunes), and the rest goes to the producer of the app. The same app can therefore cost the average Smartphone user a diffent price depending on whether they use iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry 10 devices.
The term "app" is a shortening of the term "software application". It has become very popular and in 2010 was listed as "Word of the Year" by the American Dialect Society. In 2009, technology columnist David Pogue said that newer smartphones could be nicknamed "app phones" to distinguish them from earlier less-sophisticated smartphones.
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The Motorola Droid (GSM/UMTS version: Motorola Milestone) is an Internet and multimedia enabled smartphone designed by Motorola, which runs Google's Android operating system. The Droid had been publicized under the codenames Sholes and Tao and the model number A855. In Latin America and Europe, the model number is A853 (Milestone), and in Mexico, the model number is A854 (Motoroi).]citation needed[ Due to the ambiguity with newer phones with similar names, it is also commonly known as the DROID 1. The brand name Droid is a trademark of Lucasfilm licensed to Verizon Wireless.
An application store (sometimes also referred to as an app store, app marketplace, or variations) is a type of digital distribution platform for application software or apps, often provided as a component of an operating system on a Desktop, smartphone, or tablet. Application stores typically take the form of an online store, where users can browse through different categories and genres of applications (such as for example, productivity, multimedia, and games), view information and reviews of then, purchase it (if necessary), and then automatically download and install the application on their device. Some application stores may also include a system to automatically remove an installed program from devices under certain conditions, such as to protect the user against a malicious program.
Many application stores are curated and regulated by their owners, requiring that submissions go through an approval process where applications are inspected for compliance with certain guidelines (such as those for quality and content), and also require that a commission be collected on each sale of a paid application. As a result of their ease of use and prominence on mobile devices, application stores rose in prominence in at the beginning of the 21st century with their adoption by the iOS and Android mobile operating systems. Despite this, similar systems for application distribution have existed in some operating systems (particularly GNU/Linux distributions since the early 1990s), through package management systems and their graphical front-ends.
Lookout Mobile Security (previously known as Flexilis ) is a San Francisco-based mobile security startup.
Lookout's flagship product is its mobile security apps for iOS and Android devices. Lookout apps include Antivirus Free - Lookout for Android and Lookout Mobile Security - Free for iOS. Plan B, an application that can be remotely installed to locate lost devices is available on Android. The Antivirus Free edition is upgradeable to a premium version which includes a phishing and malicious website blocker, privacy advisor, photo and call history backup, device-to-device data transfer, remote locking and wiping, and support services.
A mobile phone (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone, and a hand phone) is a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone network. By contrast, a cordless telephone is used only within the short range of a single, private base station.
In addition to telephony, modern mobile phones also support a wide variety of other services such as text messaging, MMS, email, Internet access, short-range wireless communications (infrared, Bluetooth), business applications, gaming and photography. Mobile phones that offer these and more general computing capabilities are referred to as smartphones.