mobile cloud

The mobile cloud is Internet-based data, applications and related services accessed through smartphones, laptop computers, tablets and other portable devices.

Mobile cloud computing is differentiated from mobile computing in general because the devices run cloud-based Web apps rather than native apps. Users subscribe to cloud services and access remotely stored applications and their associated data over the Internet.

Typically, mobile devices run a mix of Web-based and native apps. However, the trend is increasingly toward the mobile cloud. According to ABI Research, the number of mobile cloud computing subscribers is expected to reach 998 million by 2014.

This was last updated in June 2012
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

More News and Tutorials

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Research More Tech Terms

  • Search thousands of tech definitions
  • Browse tech definitions
    Browse Alphabetically:

Powered by WhatIs.com

File Extensions and File Formats

File Extension and File Formats List:

Powered by WhatIs.com