The second decade of the 21st century will be remembered as the one with the smart phones and tablets. The PCs defined the 90s and the laptops defined the 00s. Now the computing industry has graduated to the next phase, where the tablets now dominate the market as the need for mobile computing becomes greater and greater.
Most of the functionality on the tablets is available via apps that used to come canned in the traditional PCs in form of executable programs. Hence in order to use a particular functionality, the users need to be well versed with apps. Take example of texting and calling apps for Android.
Most of the functionality for calling and texting on Wi-Fi enabled Internet connected devices is provided by the Voice over IP (VoIP) core engine, where the voice/data packets are sent across the Internet as datagrams rather than on a dedicated line. This reduces the cost, although such calls are susceptible to frequent losses and unreliable service expected through the call duration. (more…)