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  1. idarwin's Avatar
    That said, we're bound to be missing something. If so, sing out in this thread and we'll get it added.
    ANR - App Not Responding (usually but not always caused by a buggy app!).

    OpenMoko - an early open source cell phone handset project, now mostly defunct :-( See Openmoko Web Site. They started with their own Linux distro, but Android Cupcake and Eclair were ported to the device. Another company now makes replacement system boards that feature 3G and enough memory and a modern enough CPU to run at least Gingerbread.
    11-19-2011 08:28 AM
  2. Laurel Raven's Avatar
    I noticed it lists that the Droid Bionic has a dual core Tegra 2. It actually has a dual core OMAP 4430. Anyway, my two cents.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    12-25-2011 01:50 AM
  3. mhedelmann's Avatar
    I miss "Milestone" (European name for Droid) and KIES (Samsung).
    01-03-2012 06:33 AM
  4. InTheRough's Avatar
    USB Debugging
    What specifically does it do or allow?
    01-06-2012 01:14 PM
  5. ChromeJob's Avatar
    Noticed the dictionary (and this thread) is missing toast, a small informational window displayed by operating systems and applications, often appearing and disappearing without user involvement.

    Term was adopted by Google for the Android OS.

    Toast (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    DrDoppio likes this.
    01-06-2012 08:35 PM
  6. DrDoppio's Avatar
    Awesome idea, this glossary!

    +1 for .odex and deodexed, several users asked for those and they're still not in.

    +100 for making an Android app with this dictionary.
    01-18-2012 04:37 AM
  7. demopedro's Avatar
    Add "Deodexed"

    So more "advanced" terms would be nice...
    01-31-2012 09:07 PM
  8. kayhoe's Avatar
    Odin
    04-12-2012 06:06 AM
  9. ajonesma's Avatar
    I agree, we need odin in the dictionary. especially for those that have never used a Samsung Android device before.
    05-19-2012 07:27 PM
  10. Johnly's Avatar
    That dictionary should be open sourced
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    05-19-2012 07:30 PM
  11. xvolk418's Avatar
    When I first got into Android, I did not understand the term Nandroid. It might be specifically for n00bs, but it would be good to define.
    05-30-2012 12:00 AM
  12. goelz83's Avatar
    Did I overlook the entry for the Galaxy S III? It has been out for almost a week already.

    Users might not see anything related to the GSIII on the homepage, check the dictionary (obviously finding nothing), and then go back to iMore.com.

    I'm just looking out for wandering sheep.
    06-05-2012 08:51 PM
  13. TBolt's Avatar
    Please add RUU to the dictionary.
    07-06-2012 11:56 PM
  14. RoadToad's Avatar
    "Nandroid" backup
    07-10-2012 05:43 PM
  15. shagaia's Avatar
    sync
    07-22-2012 06:52 PM
  16. natehoy's Avatar
    Nice glossary!

    A few adjustments and additions:

    A-GPS: Assisted GPS. Basically a standard GPS setup but with the ability to use the location of nearby cell towers and/or WiFi hotspots to narrow down the initial search for satellites, significantly reducing the time it takes to get a location fix.

    JB / Jelly Bean needs to be added.

    Nexus 7 needs to be added.

    I'd add "ICS" in parenthesis after the definition of Ice Cream Sandwich so someone searching for it would at least find it.

    Similarly, I see HOX used frequently as shorthand presumably for the HTC One X, might be useful to have that in parenthesis somewhere close by.

    Typo found in the definition of PenTile (contreversy -> controversy).

    I'd also add another vote for a separate list of phones versus terms. Put them on the same page for easy searching, but in a separate section. That way, a newbie who wants to quickly learn all the terms doesn't have to wade through a list of phones. Just my opinion.
    07-23-2012 01:38 PM
  17. oneseeker's Avatar
    Don't see "deodexed" which is something I actually came to the dictionary to discover.

    This is a great idea, BTW. Looking forward to an updated version which includes all the suggestions from the comments.

    Thanks!
    08-23-2012 06:47 AM
  18. oneseeker's Avatar
    Me again,

    How about zipalign and the various kernel terminology like governors and I/O schedulers.
    08-23-2012 06:53 AM
  19. tekeek's Avatar
    HBOOT
    usage – 1. HBOOT is most commonly known to the Android phone community as the first stage before the phone goes through its boot cycle. In a boot control scenario, the HBOOT provides an avenue of choice between functions up to and including a standard boot. Other choices may be things such as recovery branch, or factory reset.
    2. HBOOT also serves as a gatekeeper for software updates to the device. The HBOOT commonly uses encryption technology that will check to see if the package being written is "signed." This function is often referred to as "locked." In any event, the HBOOT is a critical component. Without it, a device simply will not work.
    Pasted from <http://wikibin.org/articles/hboot.html>
    3. HTC's proprietary version of a bootloader. It has a few bells in it not found in many other android bootloaders such as the ability to auto-flash zip files from the sd card if they are specifically named to to a particular string recognized only by that version of hboot. Kind of a cool "get out of jail" feature, but it comes with a price...a security flag referred to as s-on.
    Pasted from <http://androidforums.com/rezound-all-things-root/568278-confused-htc-terminology.html>

    synonyms – bootloader

    S-Off/S-On
    usage – 1. S-Off/S-On means that the NAND portion of the device is unlocked and can be written to. The default setting for HTC’s devices is S-ON, which means that neither can you access certain areas of the system nor can you guarantee a permanent root. Furthermore, signature check for firmware images is also ensured by the S-ON flag.
    Pasted from <http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/what-is-s-off-how-to-gain-it-on-htc-android-phones-with-unrevoked-forever/>
    2. HTC's proprietary
    3. S-Off disables the security check that runs on a normal, s-on scenario. That check is looking for an official signature on any files that would be loaded through the bootloader. s-off bypasses that check so it's both more dangerous (because most any file can be rammed through by the end user) but it also allows much more flexibility that can be used for positive root means like loading unsigned custom recoveries, boot img's, radios and other hboot versions. Radios/HBOOT versions may be leaked or extracted from an officially signed file (still viewed as not legit by the security flag) so they can be loaded individually without loading the entire update. This sort of thing can come in handy for rooted users who want to update the nuts and bolts of their phone while staying on custom roms the whole time. So in a nutshell, being S-Off can be compared to a fully unlocked bootloader on some other Android devices.
    09-05-2012 04:23 PM
  20. Ocean1820's Avatar
    agreed.
    10-25-2012 01:21 AM
  21. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Seems like AC really lost interest in this. Someone pointed out Nadroid was missing 2 years ago, and as recently as 5 months ago, and it's still missing.

    Have you chosen deliberately to leave out terms related to rooting? If so, you can hardly call this "A to Z," as it's far from complete. It would be nice if someone from AC responded here and explained why so many terms are missing.
    12-29-2012 05:04 PM
  22. Paul627g's Avatar
    It is in need of some updating.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    12-29-2012 05:16 PM
  23. power5's Avatar
    I just got my first android today. Started with a very cheap Craig 741e and have to say I only got through the "A" section before closing the page. Its just a list of phones more than anything. If I dont know what acronym I am looking for its useless. Though most of the time I guess I will be going to the dictionary to find what something means. I was just going through the noob stuff to try to learn before going any deeper. This was one of the stickies so I thought I would start in it. Not a great idea unless I am looking to browse mostly phone names.
    01-02-2013 03:51 PM
  24. Shannon Johnson4's Avatar
    I was looking for the default file manager. I'm not sure if the definition will help though.
    I don't know how to use / control the file manager that was pre-installed on my android tablet. Can you help? Either with the definition or how to use the file manager period.Settings, files, what to erase etc.. Thankss!
    03-17-2013 02:53 AM
  25. TBolt's Avatar

    I was looking for the default file manager. I'm not sure if the definition will help though.
    I don't know how to use / control the file manager that was pre-installed on my android tablet. Can you help? Either with the definition or how to use the file manager period.Settings, files, what to erase etc.. Thankss!
    You're better off asking in one of the forums for tablets here at AC. There may even be a forum specifically for your tablet.
    03-17-2013 03:58 AM
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