Provided by: International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing (IJCSMC)
Mobile cloud computing is an emerging technology to improve the quality of mobile services. Together with an explosive growth of the mobile applications and emerging of cloud computing concept, Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) has been introduced to be a potential technology for mobile services. MCC integrates the cloud computing into the mobile environment and overcomes obstacles related to the performance (e.g., battery life, storage, and bandwidth), environment (e.g., heterogeneity, scalability, and availability), and security (e.g., reliability and privacy) discussed in mobile computing. In this paper, the authors describe what is mobile cloud computing, including its scope, current developments, and research challenges.