SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURES FOR MOBILE MULTIMEDIA WIRELESS DEVICES
I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam.
—Charles Babbage (1821); A mechanical engineer who originated the idea of a programmable computer
Why does a service provider need to take into account the software and operating systems for mobile devices? The answer lies in the fact that providing staple services such as voice or internet no longer provide any competitive advantages which can be sustained against competition. The emergence of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) or application integrators, such as mobiTV®, are testimonies to this market reality. In order to be able to provide an integrated operating interface for mobile media applications, as well ...