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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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Android 5.0 Lollipop - Android 5.0 Lollipop is the successor to Android 4.4 KitKat ...

Android 6.0 [AKA "Android 6.0 Marshmallow"] - Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the newest (at time of writing) v...

Android 6.0 Marshmallow - Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the newest (at time of writing) v...

Android 7.0 - Android 7.0 is the upcoming (at time of writing) major build...

Android N [AKA "Android 7.0"] - Android 7.0 is the upcoming (at time of writing) major build...

Android OS [AKA "Android"] - Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google as ...

Android Wear - Android Wear is a specifically designed version of Google?s ...

Antenna - An antenna is a physical component placed in a device to sen...

aperture - The aperture of a lens system is the opening between the act...

APN - The APN is the name for the access point of data connections...

Apple - Apple is a leading tech manufacturer with a sizeable market ...

Application Kit Upgrade [AKA "AKU"] - An AKU is a grouping of bug fixes and software enhancements ...

aptX - aptX is an audio codec used to allow a Bluetooth A2DP audio ...

ARPU - ARPU is the average revenue per user. Put more simply, it i...

Assisted GPS [AKA "A-GPS"] - Assisted GPS is a system commonly found in CDMA mobile phone...

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