A motherboard is an important computer component that often holds the CPU, memory, and graphics card. It is essential for all devices, including laptops, desktops, servers, network devices, and even mobile devices. Mobile devices can still have all the same essential components, like a CPU and memory, as a laptop.
In the past, mobile devices had a different type of motherboard called a mobile motherboard. These mobile motherboards were usually smaller and unable to hold as many components as a desktop motherboard. However, mobile motherboards are now obsolete as there are more mobile devices with desktop motherboards. There are still some mobile devices that have a mobile motherboard, but these are usually smartphones that cannot be connected to a computer.
As of 2015, the majority of the mobile devices that we use, such as smartphones and handheld computers, do not have a motherboard. Such devices typically include a circuits board with a microprocessor, main memory, and peripheral controllers. They also include a battery and a charger, and a screen and motherboard motherboard.
The introduction of smart devices created a developing need for a new generation of hardware. The device’s smartness is what qualifies it as a “smart” device, so the creation of the hardware to support the software was a necessary step. Since a smartphone can’t run without a motherboard, a smartphone is a type of motherboard.