Mobile Computing Definitions

  • F

    fixed wireless

    Fixed wireless refers to the operation of wireless devices or systems in fixed locations such as homes and offices.

  • fixed-mobile convergence (FMC)

    Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) is the trend towards seamless connectivity between fixed and wireless telecommunications networks... (Continued)

  • fixed-mobile substitution (FMS)

    Fixed-mobile substitution (FMS) is the tendency for consumers and businesses to increasingly substitute cellular telephones for hard-wired or cordless landline sets... (Continued)

  • flash mob

    A flash mob is a group of strangers who organize themselves, using electronic media such as cell phones or the Internet, to gather together in a public place, behave in a predetermined (and often silly) manner for a predetermined amount of time, and then quickly disperse... (Continued)

  • FlashMob supercomputer

    A FlashMob supercomputer is a group of computer enthusiasts who gather together in one physical location for a brief time period in order to function as a supercomputer and work on a single problem.

  • forward error correction (FEC)

    Forward error correction (FEC) is a method of obtaining error control in data transmission in which the source (transmitter) sends redundant data and the destination (receiver) recognizes only the portion of the data that contains no apparent errors.

  • G

    Galileo

    Galileo is the informal name for the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), a system that will offer users anywhere in the world "near pinpoint" geographic positioning when it becomes fully operational by 2008. Designed to be interoperable with the other two such systems, the United States' Global Positioning System (GPS) and Russia's Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), Galileo will enable a user to take a position from any combination of satellites with a single receiver.

  • gamer

    A gamer is a devoted player of electronic games, especially on machines especially designed for such games and, in a more recent trend, over the Internet.

  • Generic Access Network (GAN)

    The Generic Access Network (GAN) is an evolving wireless communications system in which mobile phone sets function seamlessly between local area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs)... (Continued)

  • geolocation

    Geolocation is the detection of the physical location of an Internet connected computing device. As a noun, geolocation refers to the physical location itself; as a verb, the term refers to the process of detecting that location.

  • geostationary satellite

    A geostationary satellite is an earth-orbiting satellite, placed at an altitude of approximately 35,800 kilometers (22,300 miles) directly over the equator, that revolves in the same direction the earth rotates (west to east)...

  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

    Global Positioning System (GPS) technology enables the user, through approximately 30 well-spaced, earth-orbiting satellites, to pinpoint one's geographic location through ground receivers and mobile devices.

  • Good Technology

    Good Technology is a mobile security platform provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The company was founded in 2000 and was acquired by BlackBerry in 2015.

  • Google Android 4.4 KitKat

    Android 4.4 KitKat is a version of Google's operating system (OS) for smartphones and tablets.

  • Google Apps for Business

    Google Apps for Business is an email, messaging and content-sharing service provided by Google for small and medium-sized businesses as well as enterprises.

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