The Android Dictionary (aka "What the hell are they talking about?!?!")
If you're new to Android (and even if you aren't), you'll quickly discover that there are a ton of terms to keep up with. And to that end we've worked up the official Android Central Android Dictionary. Pretty self-explanatory, eh?
You can check out the Android Dictionary here.
That said, we're bound to be missing something. If so, sing out in this thread and we'll get it added.
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Some of these may not be necessary, but I'm just throwing them out there:
Capacitive vs. resistive touch
2G, 3G, EVDO, 4G
Stock, as in stock UI
RoamingSamsung Galaxy Nexus (Dec. 2011)
Previously: Droid X (July 2010) - Blackberry Tour 9630 (July 2009) - Dumbphones (pre-July 2009)
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Phil, maybe you could use different colors for the word listings. One color for phone names, another for network techinical terms, maybe another for device terms. This might not be a bad idea just in case some Android rookie is wondering why in the world you have listed food in the dictionary.
No matter what you do this is a REALLY great idea for everyone. Good luck adding in all of our suggestions and constructing a truly educational experience for any anDroid user.rooted RAZR MAXX
- 08-01-2010, 06:11 PM #13
Bootloader and apk info...
A bootloader is a small program that runs before any other, and lets you choose which operating system you'd like to run (if you have more than one installed), or (for example) a maintenance program (like recovery mode).
Google LILO (LInux LOader) or GRUB (Grand Unified Boot Loader) for more detail (if you like...). I use GRUB on my Linux box at home, to choose between Ubuntu (32 or 64-bit versions), and Vista (64-bit).
It's definitely not a "mode".
I haven't researched it, but I'd believe apk stands for Android PacKage, which would consist of the app, install and/or remove scripts, and configuration files (some of these may be optional, though not the app <grin>).
They'd be analogous to .deb and .rpm files on Debian and Red Hat GNU/Linux based systems.
-Jerry- "Common sense is on perpetual backorder..."
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this may seem funny, but being as the term gets kicked around on the site, podcast, and forums, it might not be a bad idea to actually add "philblur". its not an official android term, but lets face it, it probably should be
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I'm a Android veteran, but a noob when it comes to knowledge...I've been surfing and came across a few that aren't in here, I'll mention them as I come across them.
And I agree w/ alot of people above me, there are a bunch of great ideas to add.
EDIT: And thanks for making this, brilliant idea, specially for people like me who would like to know more about what my phone is really capable of.
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