I have been spend a few time looking for some papers and articles. In order to help define the research question of my project.
Here are some notes that I grasped from the materials and some personal thinking came from those papers:
1. China current development of smart phone device system and in the future http://wenku.baidu.com/view/af11576548d7c1c708a1457c.html###
This white paper gives a brief introduce about 6 camps of mobile phone operating systems in China market, they are Symbian, Mac OS X(a.k.a. iOS), Blackberry OS, Linux, Windows Mobile and Palm Web OS. It introduced those OS from several aspects like evolution of the development, terminal manufacturer participation, scale of app store and the support from ISP.
I think this paper could give a basic introduce about the background of smart phone. Make people get understand what kind of role it played in a country. The current situation is that iOS and Android occupy the most market in this area.
2. The history of smart phone OS development http://wenku.baidu.com/view/8326fad628ea81c758f578a0.html
This paper introduce the past, current and future of smart phone OS development.
From the paper I can see how applications came from and what way they could developed into in the future. The leader system which is iOS seems lead the appearance of applications
3. Software development for the mobile market http://www.bbconsult.co.uk/Mobile-Web-Software-Development.aspx
The current mobile market changes very frequently. This paper firstly analyzed the reasons why this happened. Then separate the develop procedure of application in a few parts from like: platforms, embedded mode, speed, programming language and so on.
If I am a developer and I want to develop a application for a group of users. I should first get the customers’ requirements. Then choose the appropriate ways and methods for this develop. This paper just give an example of this procedure.
4. Creating your first mobile device application http://mobiledevices.about.com/od/mobileappbasics/ss/Create-First-Application-For-Mobile-Devices.htm
This paper could give some good advices to some learner developers. It gives an example of creating a windows mobile application. And provide a few methods on solving little unexpected situations.
5. Will Apple’s iOS and Mac OS X Remain Separate? http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=17065&news=Apple+iOS+iPhone+iPad+Mac+OS+X
This paper make a simple comparison of two operating systems. But those two OS is targeting on different type of devices.
As the recent develop of Max OS has add more features of iOS. The function of both OS seems more getting together to make one operating system. Can this situation happened in the future only in these two OS or widely spread to other platforms
6. Will Mobile Phone Replace PC? http://www.realview.com.cn/shoppic/down/seminar/0804/7.Microsoft_Will%20Mobile%20Phone%20Replace%20PC.pdf
This paper gives a good very analyze about the trend of customers and providers. PC and mobile device both have advantages and disadvantages. Some of them could be replaced and some of them are not.
I think in the future mobile phone (especially smart mobile phone) and pc are both exist. Because as the people’s habit of using them changes a lot. The basic advantages of them will never change. The future of those two kind of platforms will seems more alike.