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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 "AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)"?

AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) is a format of file to store audio content and has become the chief audio format for smartphones as well as being used for storing music on the Internet, PCs and portable music players.

Similar to MP3, AAC actually offers enhanced quality and takes up less file size and its inclusion of DRM aides with copyright protection.

AAC has been succeeded by ACC+ and ACC++

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