Devices and Operating Systems for Mobile Learning

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Several electronic devices may be used in mobile learning. The most popular devices may be split into two major groups: tablets and smart phones.


Tablets are portable computing devices that are designed to be smaller and more lightweight than traditional laptop or desktop computers. They typically feature a touch screen interface and are often used for tasks such as browsing the internet, checking email, watching videos, playing games, and running apps.
There are a number of different tablet manufacturers on the market, each offering their own unique features and specifications. Some of the most popular tablet manufacturers include Apple, Samsung, Lenovo, Huawei, Amazon, and Microsoft.
Apple's iPad is one of the most well-known and popular tablets, and has been widely adopted in the education sector due to its ease of use and range of educational apps. Samsung's Galaxy Tab is another popular tablet that offers a range of features such as stylus support and multi-window functionality. Lenovo, Huawei, Amazon, and Microsoft also offer a range of tablets with different features and price points to suit different needs and budgets.
Tablets have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their portability and convenience. They offer users the ability to access information and stay connected on the go, making them a popular choice for students, business professionals, and anyone who needs to stay productive while on the move.

Smart Phones

Smartphones are mobile devices that combine the features of a traditional mobile phone with those of a handheld computer. They typically have a touch-screen interface, access to the internet, and the ability to download and use apps from app stores. Here are some of the most popular smartphone manufacturers:

Operating Systems on Mobile Devices

There are several operating systems (OS) for mobile devices. The most commonly used ones are:

Buying a Mobile Devices

Some of the main features to consider when buying mobile devices areWhen buying a mobile device for learning purposes, some of the key features to consider include:

Links and Refrences

1 - The Future of Mobile Learning -
2 - Handbook of Mobile Learning, Berge Zane, Zane L. Berge, Lin Muilenburg
Routledge, 2013.
3 - Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers edited by Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, John Traxler (google book)
4 - The Evolution of Mobile Teaching and Learning edited by Retta Guy (google book)