The Advent of Mobile Phone Technology

The operating system is the life blood of any computer system. You cannot make any computer system operation without the operating systems. The OS from the Microsoft that is the windows versions are the most hit in the market.

The mobiles have now grown from just a call making gadget to a high end portable slimmer computer system. You are able to enjoy almost all functionality that you can enjoy with the high end computer system. This has made the dedicated mobile phone operating systems vital.

You will not be able to give your trust to any other providers other than Microsoft.

The Microsoft, with no doubt already put their mark in the computer OS industry. This is the same in the case with the mobile phone operating system.

Let us have a look at the variety of OS offered by the Microsoft which are specially designed for the phones. The Microsoft introduced six diverse versions of mobile phone operating system meant to meet the customer demands and needs.

Take a look at the operating system that has been introduced for the first time. Windows Mobile 6.x is the forefather in the family of mobile phone operating system from the Microsoft. It will end up as a history soon. Windows Phone OS 7.0 was the next member in the series and it is used by many of the OEMs even today.

Windows Embedded Handheld 7 OS was introduced by the renowned player by looking forward to meet the demands of the enterprise market. Windows Embedded Standard 7 OS is the yet another device that is meant for TVs, kiosks and similar devices.

The fifth one Windows 7 OS is meant to be as a best platform for the Net books and Tablets. The upcoming Windows Embedded Compact 7, which will be suitable for the non Intel processors and less energy consuming batteries slates.

The Microsoft introduces diverse OS meant for diverse users with variety of requirements. Thus, the Microsoft always comes with a package of OS to fulfil the wish of each and all whether it is a business person or a layperson.

You can find the Microsoft windows OS working well with the mobile devices from the leading manufacturers like Motorola, Honeywell and so on.

The Microsoft operating system will power up the hardware of the mobile phone same like the computer operating system. It is a bridge or an interface between the user and the device.

The new generation Windows Embedded Handheld OS version will be a blend of the features offered by the Windows Mobile or the Windows CE toolkit. This will be capable of building robust applications by offering high end interfaces as well as programmes.

The GPS application is the need of today and the mobile devices that is included with the GPS application can make use of the to be on market Windows Embedded Compact 7. Anyway the past experience shows that windows operating system is capable of overcoming any competition from the peers.

Industry Buzzwords

We have all heard the buzzwords that have come into our lives with the expansion of the Wireless industry. But do you know what they mean? It is confusing to say the least so let’s try to clarify some of the terminology related to the technology.

Wireless – refers to telecommunications in which electromagnetic waves carry a signal over part of the communications path.

1G – First Generation, Cellular systems based on analog technology.

2G – Cellular wireless based on digital technology. 2G systems offer increased voice quality and capacity to handle more calls.

3G – Systems designed to increase voice capacity and provide high-speed data. 3G will enable users with high-speed data, advanced global roaming and enhanced multimedia capabilities. CDMA provides the basis for 3G technology, which has been implemented as CDMA2000® and WCDMA (UMTS).

Air card – Aircard® is a registered trademark owned by Sierra Wireless and has become synonymous with a wireless PC card.

Blackberry – Two-way wireless device that allows users to check email and voice mail (via text), and page other users using a wireless network service. Blackberry® users must subscribe to a wireless service that provides data transmission service.

Bluetooth Wireless Technology – is the low-power, short-range radio technology that allows digital electronic devices such as mobile phones, headsets, PDAs, notebook PCs and even cars to “talk” to each other without wires and easily transfer files at high speed.

CDMA – Code Division Multiple Access, CDMA cellular systems utilize a single frequency band for all traffic, differentiating the individual transmissions by assigning them unique codes before transmission.

Cellular – Analog or digital communications in which a subscriber has a wireless connection from a mobile handset to a relatively nearby transmitter. As the cellular telephone user moves from one cell or area of coverage to another, the telephone is effectively passed on to the local cell transmitter.

EDGE – Enhanced Data GSM Environment- a faster version of the Global System for Mobile (GSM) wireless service

GPS – Global Positioning System – a location system based on a constellation of US Department of Defense satellites.

GSM – Global System for Mobile Communication is a digital mobile telephone technology

GPRS – General Packet Radio Service, a packet-based wireless communication service that provides continuous connection to the Internet for mobile phone and computer users.

iDEN – Integrated Digital Enhanced Network, A proprietary technology based on the TDMA standard that allows users to access phone calls, two-radio transmissions, paging and data from one wireless device. Nextel Communications® uses the iDEN® standard as the basis for its networks.

Streaming – an Internet expression for the one-way transmission of video and audio

TDMA – Time Division Multiple Access, a technique for multiplexing multiple users onto a single channel on a single carrier by splitting the carrier into time slots and allocating these on a as-needed basis

UMTS – Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, a broadband, packet-based system offering a consistent set of services to mobile computer and phone users no matter where they are located in the world

From a Phone Line Between Two Poles to a Hand Held Mobile Device

Cellular telephone is often called a mobile telephone, which is a portable device that does not require the use of landlines. It is a type of short wave analogue or digital telecommunication which has a wireless connection from the mobile telephone to a relatively nearby transmitter. The transmitter’s span of coverage is called a cell, so as the user moves from one cell or area of coverage to another area of coverage the phone is effectively passed onto the next local cell transmitter.

A mobile phone can make and receive telephone calls to other mobile phones and fixed line phones around the world. It can do this by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile network operator. In Australia there are two main network operators.

History of the Mobile Phone.

Dr Martin Cooper, a researcher at Motorola, made the first mobile phone call on 3rd April 1973 in a non-vehicle setting. The phone design was about the size of a brick and weighed around two (2) pounds. The life span on the battery was around 10 to 12 minutes before needing to be recharged.

In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first to be approved by the US Federal Communications Commission for commercial use. It weighed two pounds, offered half-hour of talk time and sold for $3,995.00. Now in 2011 we have sleek, lightweight mobile phones that have installed into them dual core application processor, camera, GPS navigation, video, music, up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 360 hours of standby time on the battery and they can be purchased separately for a minimal cost or supplied to you with your mobile phone plan.

How Popular Has The Mobile Phone Become?

Popularity over the decades has increased to over 4.6 billion people using these mobile phones worldwide and as our population increases so will the use of this technology. They are reaching out to developing countries and the under privileged countries where landlines are not available and the human telegraph system is slow.

Mobile phones today are used for a variety of purposes, including keeping in touch with friends and family, business, emergencies, chatting on Face book or Twitter, texting or emailing. Some people often carry two phones, one for business one for personal use.

The five top players in the field are Nokia, Samsung, LG, Apple and ZTE a far cry from the one supplier back in 1973.

In This World Today Mobile Phones Are Changing Our Lifestyle.

Each generation that is born is being brought into this latest technology where there are phones even for children to enable them to learn the alphabet, numbers, animals, first word spelling, the planets that make up the universe and much more. You can see that it is becoming a vital part of life, not only as a means of communicating between family and friends, but as a teaching tool for our young ones.

So like the humble telephone we have gone from a basic piece of equipment just to communicate with, to these magnificent, sleek ‘smart phones’ that come with inbuilt computers and touch screens for all generations to use.