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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Android Dictionary-B

  Android Dictionary



  • Backflip: An odd little phone from Motorola that featured a backward-flipping camera. Has the distinction of being the first U.S. smartphone with a front-facing camera. Was the first Android phone on AT&T.
  • Bionic: See Droid Bionic.
  • Bloat(ware): Applications -- usually unwanted -- that are preloaded onto a device. It's a bit subjective as to what constitutes bloatware, and the flip side is that these applications are what allow carriers to sell phones and tablets at subsidized prices.
  • Bluetooth: A short-range radio build into smartphones that lets you connect headsets, speakerphones or even computers to your smartphone.
  • Bootloader: An internal mode on a phone that helps in the flashing of ROMs and other behind-the scenes actions.
  • Bravo: A low-end 3-inch Motorola device on AT&T.
  • BSI: Backside Illumination. Used to improve low-light performance in smartphone cameras.
  • Burst: A 4-inch smartphone on AT&T from Pantech. Powered by a 1.2GHz processor and Android 2.3.
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