Semi-network OS and Embedded OS for Co-mobile Computing

  • Yin Sheng Zhang University of British Columbia


Purpose – This research aims to supplement or replace the existing embedded OS with architecture of semi-network OS, so as to form a co-mobile computing system and to create a new type of networked mobile devices.
Method – Co-mobile computing system can only be realized by combining network resources with local resources, then this combination of resources is used to promote intelligent mobile devices to integrate into modern network environment more quickly and comprehensively, and then intelligent mobile devices become real networked one.
Result – Under co-mobile computing system, networked mobile devices can not only safely use local resources to maintain the stability and reliability of devices operation, which is mainly attributed to the base portion of semi-network OS (similar to existing embedded OS), but also make full use of network resources to remedy the defect of existing embedded OS, which is mainly attributed to the expanded portion of semi-network OS.
Conclusion – The concept of co-mobile computing mentioned here is defined as a data computing system specially designed for networked mobile devices, which is based on semi-network resources and formed by the merging of multiple networked mobile devices with different embedded OS and functions, now, the semi-network OS architecture will pave a new way for advancement of co-mobile computing system.       The semi-network OS refers to that a complete operating system is divided into an expanded portion and a base portion, where the expanded portion of OS is stored on network server, which is ready to be downloaded at any time (similar to a supplement to embedded OS), and the base portion of OS is stored in OSPU located on local platform (similar to embedded OS); wherein the OSPU is a key hardware component in semi-network OS architecture and is movably installed on different local platforms by users.

How to Cite
ZHANG, Yin Sheng. Semi-network OS and Embedded OS for Co-mobile Computing. International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 189-198, july 2019. ISSN 2546-115X. Available at: <//>. Date accessed: 29 oct. 2021.