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.
The term open source refers to the availabilty of an application's source code to the general public. Open source licenses typically allow for anyone to work on a project or make works based on a project as long as those changes are provided back to the open source project with similar licensing terms. The Google backed Android OS is a well known example of open source in the cell phone industry.
See Also: Android OS
Referred to by: Linux
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