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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 "user interface"?

The user interface, or UI, of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. The term is also sometimes used to refer to the piece of software that resides on a smartphone that deals with typical user interface issues. For example, UIQ and Nokia S60 are both user interfaces that run on the Symbian OS on smartphones. They each have a very different look and feel to them.

Also known as: "UI"

See Also: UIQ, S60, Symbian OS

Referred to by: Android 4.0, haptic feedback

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