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Old October 7th, 2012, 01:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Diploma about (Android) smartphones?

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Does anyone know some good topic for diploma about smartphones? I would like to write about them but I don't know about what? I just don't want to do some programming for smartphones.

I have to say also that my diploma need to have some practical part. With "practical part" I mean to do something alone. It could be some survey or something else. And this practical part must be useful for someone (for example company).

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Old October 7th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why don't you do a comparison study of the different platforms that smartphones use. For example there are several such as Android, Apple, Windows, etc.
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Thank you.

The question here is who will have some benefit of this comparison? My mentor said that I should do something that have some benefit for someone.
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Well, it will definitely give a better understanding of how each platform works to whoever reads it, therefore benefitting anyone who reads it who is looking into which smartphone to purchase to best suit their particular set of wants/needs.
Each of these super smartphones can cost several hundred dollars each, so understanding them better before purchase is beneficial, imo.
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Hello.

Does anyone know some good topic for diploma about smartphones? I would like to write about them but I don't know about what? I just don't want to do some programming for smartphones.

I have to say also that my diploma need to have some practical part. With "practical part" I mean to do something alone. It could be some survey or something else. And this practical part must be useful for someone (for example company).

Thank you I would be very grateful if you can help me.
I am not sure what you mean by "a good topic for diploma." Clarify please.

Are you saying that you need to write about smartphones as part of earning your degree?
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Well, it will definitely give a better understanding of how each platform works to whoever reads it, therefore benefitting anyone who reads it who is looking into which smartphone to purchase to best suit their particular set of wants/needs.
Each of these super smartphones can cost several hundred dollars each, so understanding them better before purchase is beneficial, imo.
Also, be fair, check your facts using multiple sources and do not be a fanperson.
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With good topic I mean to write about something interesting about smartphones.

@damewolf13 hm, I'm not totally sure if this would be ok because i'm studying management of information systems. But anyway your suggestions looks interesting.
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Hello.

Does anyone know some good topic for diploma about smartphones? I would like to write about them but I don't know about what? I just don't want to do some programming for smartphones.

I have to say also that my diploma need to have some practical part. With "practical part" I mean to do something alone. It could be some survey or something else. And this practical part must be useful for someone (for example company).

Thank you I would be very grateful if you can help me.
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Why don't you do a comparison study of the different platforms that smartphones use. For example there are several such as Android, Apple, Windows, etc.
That's a great idea, damewolf13--don't forget BlackBerry, too. Also, you could tell / include what a smartphone is vs. a "dumb" phone so that folks who don't know the differences could assess what the features are that they might be interested in.

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Thank you.

The question here is who will have some benefit of this comparison? My mentor said that I should do something that have some benefit for someone.
I would think that a comparison, if it was well done and presented concisely, could help someone compare and contrast the various cost, features / options, complexity, reliability, etc. Presenting this information could certainly prove valuable for people looking for their first device or thinking of upgrading their device.

A big challenge would be for the Android side of things since there are so many devices, carriers, manufacturers, etc. (and multiply that by the various versions of Android, etc.). New stuff coming out all the time, too .

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Well, it will definitely give a better understanding of how each platform works to whoever reads it, therefore benefitting anyone who reads it who is looking into which smartphone to purchase to best suit their particular set of wants/needs.
Each of these super smartphones can cost several hundred dollars each, so understanding them better before purchase is beneficial, imo.
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Good point, Bob. It would be very easy to find Apple (iPhone) centric sites and/or Android-centric sites. You could correlate and compare sites that already do cross-platform comparisons to see if their conclusion reinforce each other.

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With good topic I mean to write about something interesting about smartphones.

@damewolf13 hm, I'm not totally sure if this would be ok because i'm studying management of information systems. But anyway your suggestions looks interesting.
Well, you could also spin it in how IS Departments have to maintain and/or manage the smartphones that are used to access a company's resources (Microsoft Exchange in particular). There are also security concerns (being able to remote wipe a device that might hold company data, etc.).

The sky's the limit on this one .

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Thank you for your answers. I appreciate it!

But there is one big problem. 5 minutes ago I saw that someone here in my country did 3 months ago that kind of diploma thesis . He did exactly like what we have been talking about. He put in his diploma theory about smartphones and operating systems and then comparing operating systems with one program for doing mutiple attribute decision making models.

I really love smartphones but now i'm really desperate because I lost good topic.
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Well maybe you could write a paper on the historical evolution of the Android Operating System: where it came from, how it helped to revolutionize the smartphone industry, and where it looks to be going?
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Another idea might be to look at the security aspect of smartphones. Since there are so many people who have some sort of a smartphone, it has become much easier to upload all kinds of information to the internet. However, not all of that information is safe to share with the world, or even people you think you can trust. Think of Geo-Location Tags in photos, "checking in" to places, sharing about vacation times and dates, etc.

Being a "security guru" I think of these things all the time and believe this would make for a great thesis.

Please keep us posted with what you are doing as I am interested in reading the final paper.

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@Martimus the problem with your idea is that this topic does not include some practical part. I need to do in my diploma something alone (survey or something else). And the second problem is that nobody would have some benefit of this historical evolution of Android. This twoo things needs to be included in my diploma.

@kratos I asked about that my mentor in the past. First I taught to do some survey about that (do people know how to use smartphones safely and do they know what kind of security risks becomes with the smartphones). But mentor said it would be better to get this security concerns to the enterprise world. But there is problem because I don't find any company which employees have on their smartphones some dangerous data of the company. So this companies are not appropriate for me. I also want to do research if the companies (not one but a lot of them) have some security policy for mobile devices, do their employees know how to use smartphones safely and similar things. But then co-mentor said this would also not be good because nobody would have some benefit of this research.

Now you know why i'm so desperate about this this topic (smartphones) that I love so much.
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Any new idea maybe?
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What about the fact that some smart phones have the capibility of turning into a laptop. Motorola can up with this concept last year. (Even though now its been scraped.) It was ment for both buisness and personal allowing the user to have the functionality of both there cellphone and a laptop environment. Another things is productivity with the hundreds of thousands of apps available to help out with day to day task. Making life easier and much simpler. Like for example, most major banks have apps that you can manage all of your bank accts., transfer money and deposit checks all with a smartphone. (Never having to step foot in a bank again, to make such deposits.)
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I don't like first suggestion.

Second suggestion is better. But what would be empirical part of this topic? To do survey bettween people and ask them what kind of apps they use and if this apps offer them to work on the road? Or what?
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I guess that is it :/.
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Well, for starters, their is no limit as to what you can do with an android smartphone. There are apps for just about everything you can think of. For example: I use this app called "Camscanner pro" which allows me to scan pictures, documents, receipt, newspapers, etc. and convert to PDF. I thought this would be a joke, but it has become very useful for me as I scan medical receipts to submit for payment online. I can even fax those same documents thru this app. I use both "Google Maps/Navigation" and "CoPilot V9" as my GPS. Maps are all current and I don't even have to hook phone up to computer to update maps. I use "Google Calendar" to keep track of 9 different calendars. This has made my life so much easier. I could name so many more useful apps that I use, but I think you get the point.

I say pick a few categories and ask like 100 different people, what apps do they use for those categories. Then at the end of the survey, ask if android smartphones have made those task easier or harder.
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Thank you but I don't know why to ask people about that because we all know right now that this tasks were with smartphones easier to do than without them.
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I wouldn't give up on the OS comparison yet. Since you are majoring in Management of Information Systems I'd do a paper focused on integrating smartphones into a corporate IT infrastructure. You could compare not only the pros/cons of how the various platforms could be integrated but also contrast the single platform model (ie everyone gets a Blackberry) against implementing a strategy allowing users to bring their own devices (which is what a lot of businesses are moving to).
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Are there any differences? I think all OS's can be implemented to corporate IT. But this depends on which software tools organisation use. Some software can be run in the mobile OS and some not. Is there any literature which talks about what you are saying? I don't find it.
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