I have been having the same phone problem for about a year now. I don’t have much storage on my phone so I’ll resort to picking and choosing which app stays and which app goes. Its like a heartbreaking rose ceremony for my apps every week. So when I saw this, I was ON BOARD.
AppStreamer, which is middle ware that sits between apps and operating system, would cut storage needs down to 85% on Android phones. It predicts when to fetch data from the cloud server. AT&T Lab Research lent its data to from cellular networks to help this paper. Unsure if its for all phone types. But mostly tested or intended for gaming apps, this new software will allow smartphones to stream the applications on your phone only the time that you are using them. Much like a Netflix show or movie.
This helps apps because it doesn’t have to worry about large visuals and heavy code slowing down the gaming application running on your system or taking up a lot of space on a users phone leading to deletion (like me) or using a ton of their cellular network data. Helps 5G run better because instead of having to connect to many different applications it just connects to AppStreamer, lessening the load on 5G.
I’m saying gaming, because that’s what its intended to solve. But it can work on virtually any app.
In fact, researchers on AppStreamer use edge computing, (oooo). Which is just using the edge of servers when in-taking information and sending information, located in cellphone towers which are closer than the cloud. But less reliable! (ahhh) Bagchi’s lab is interested and working towards ways to make edge computing more reliable. Because of the proximity, researchers think it can be more for just your silly phone, it could be used in self-driving cars communicating in milliseconds to servers that are close, which in-turn makes it more safe.
Welcome to the wonderful world of streaming, you don’t have to own it OR download it to use it, have it, or be charged for it.
Also, I can only imagine the wealth of information something like this could have or lack there of.
Researchers presented their findings on the 18th to the International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks in Lyon, France.
UNTIL IT COMES OUT, i’ll be having a rose ceremony tomorrow night and out goes VSCO, i’m sure of it. And all the Instagram models will cry, and cry.