mobile platform


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

mobile platform

The hardware/software environment for laptops, tablets, smartphones and other portable devices. Windows and Mac dominate the laptop world, with Linux a distant third. While iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) rule the smartphone universe, tablet platforms are iOS (Apple), Android (Google) and Windows (Microsoft). See iOS, Android and Windows tablet.

Mobile Hardware
Laptop computers use x86-based CPUs; however, smartphones and non-Windows tablets employ ARM processors. For example, Apple's A series, NVIDIA's Tegra, Qualcomm's Snapdragon, Texas Instrument's OMAP and Samsung's Exynos chips are all based on ARM chips.

Initially used for netbooks, Intel's x86-based Atom CPU migrated to the tablet arena. See Intel Atom, ARM chips, mobile compatibility, mobile device vendor control and platform.
References in periodicals archive ?
By working together, we aim to utilize the cutting-edge multimedia and VR/AR processing advantages of the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, allowing players around the globe to enjoy the immersive mobile gaming experiences with higher quality.
over its predecessor, the Snapdragon 435 Mobile Platform.
The commercial launch of the Realm Mobile Platform is a significant milestone for developers and mobile businesses, said Alexander Stigsen, cofounder and CEO of Realm.
Acting as a Wi-Fi access point on an airplane, the SDR will utilize the Exinda Mobile platform to improve the consistency and response time of Internet applications, giving passengers an improved data user experience while on-board the aircraft.
The new mobile platform contains an optimised version of the company's wine-buying information website.
As the price/performance of notebook computers ant other mobile platforms grows ever more compelling, the desktop computer's days are numbered as the dominant business-computing platform.
In conjunction with SAP Mobile Platform, SAP offers hundreds of pre-built industry-focused mobile apps to significantly accelerate time-to-market.
Swedish IT company Know IT AB (OMX Stockholm: KNOW) said on Thursday (19 June) that it has received an assignment to develop a mobile platform for the sanitation services provider Anticimex.
According to the company, the Intelligent Mobile Platform is a server-based middleware platform, which supports all mobile browsers, languages and advanced web page features.
Swedish telecomms solutions provider Ericsson said on Thursday (18 March) that it had signed a licence agreement with the South Korean handset design company Bellwave Co Ltd for mobile platforms.
The AOL Open Mobile Platform is based on proven technology acquired by AOL that has been deployed across more than 150 different handsets on carrier networks in the U.
Xamarin Extends SAP Mobile Platform and Applications to Vast Developer Community