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Glossary Term List

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.

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Flight Mode [AKA "Airplane Mode"] - Airplane Mode is a feature found on virtually all modern mob...

Flip Phone - A flip phone is a mix between a clamshell and candy bar devi...

FM Radio - Most mobile phones (smart or otherwise) come with a FM radio...

focal length - The focal length of a lens determines how much magnification...

focal point - The focal point of a camera lens is the distance where subje...

FOMA - FOMA is the 3G network developed by NTT DoCoMo, the world's ...

Form Factor - The form factor of a device is its general look and dimensio...

FOTA - Firmware over the air (FOTA) is a feature found on most mode...

fourth generation [AKA "4G"] - 4G (literally fourth generation) is the fourth generation of...

fps [AKA "frame rate"] - Frames per second is a measure of frame rate, the number of ...

Frame Error Rate - Frame Error Rate (FER) is the ratio of data received with er...

frame rate - Frames per second is a measure of frame rate, the number of ...

Frames Per Second [AKA "frame rate"] - Frames per second is a measure of frame rate, the number of ...

FRAND - FRAND is a legal term that stands for "Fair, Reasonable, and...

frequency band - Frequency bands are groupings of radio frequencies that are ...

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