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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "Adobe Flash"?

Adobe Flash, commonly referred to simply as Flash, is a multimedia system for computers that is generally accessed through a web browser, though it was also used for standalone development and as a method of creating user interfaces and menus on some older cell phones. Flash was also the technology used to power many major video websites (YouTube among them) in their early guises. However, the use of Flash has declined and in 2015 it is rarely used aside from for some mobile games, with even most video providers now turning against the software because of its security vulnerabilities.

Also known as: "Flash", "Macromedia Flash"

Referred to by: Flash Lite

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