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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Nickinson View Post
    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 . They started with their own Linux distro, but Android Cupcake and Eclair were ported to the device. Another company now makes that feature 3G and enough memory and a modern enough CPU to run at least Gingerbread.
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    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.

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    I miss "Milestone" (European name for Droid) and KIES (Samsung).
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    USB Debugging
    What specifically does it do or allow?
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    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.

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    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.
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    Add "Deodexed"

    So more "advanced" terms would be nice...
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    Odin
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    I agree, we need odin in the dictionary. especially for those that have never used a Samsung Android device before.
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    That dictionary should be open sourced
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    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.
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    Did I overlook the entry for the Galaxy S3? 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.
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    Please add RUU to the dictionary.
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    "Nandroid" backup
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    sync
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    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.
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    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!
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    Me again,

    How about zipalign and the various kernel terminology like governors and I/O schedulers.
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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking a

    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.
    Last edited by tekeek; 09-05-2012 at 05:36 PM. Reason: adding additional info.
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    agreed.
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    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.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking about?!?!")

    It is in need of some updating.

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    Default Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking about?!?!")

    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.
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    Question Re: The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking about?!?!")

    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon Johnson4 View Post
    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.
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