CDroid: Towards a Cloud-Integrated Mobile Operating System

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Executive Summary

Current offloading mechanisms for mobile energy-hungry apps consider the cloud as a separate remote support to the mobile devices. The authors take a different approach: they present CDroid, a system residing partially on the device and partially on a cloud software clone coupled with the device, and uses the cloud-side as just-another-resource of the real device. It enhances the user-experience by improving web navigation, compressing and caching web-pages, blocking unwanted ads, and protects user data by virus scanning apps on the cloud-side prior installation on the real-device. CDroid puts the first steps towards a hybrid cloud-integrated mobile system of the future.

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