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M2 Computing System Makes Android, iOS Apps Sharable on Multiple Devices

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Multi-mobile (M2) computing using fused devices.

Credit: Columbia University

Researchers at Columbia University have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices across multiple smartphones and tablets. Called M2 (for multi-mobile), the new system operates across heterogeneous systems, including Android and iOS, combining the functionality of multiple mobile systems into a more powerful one that gives users a seamless experience across the various systems.

M2 can transform a smartphone into a Nintendo Wii-like remote to control a game on another system by converting accelerometer sensor data to input touches. "We think that multi-mobile computing offers a broader, richer experience with the ability to combine multiple devices from multiple systems together in new ways," says Columbia University researcher Jason Nieh.

The researcher is described in "Heterogeneous Multi-Mobile Computing," presented at MobiSys 2019, the 17th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services.

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