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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Android Dictionary-N


  • Nexus: A line of smartphones created in conjunction with Google. Also known as "Pure Google" devices. Generally are the first to launch with major updates to Android, as well as the first to receive updates. See also Nexus One, Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus.
  • Nexus One: The "Google phone." Initially sold only at Was the first Android phone with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.1.
  • Nexus S: The second "Pure Google" phone, this time developed by Samsung. It's basically a Galaxy S phone, with a 4-inch screen, near-field communication (NFC), and the first phone to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
  • Nook: Barnes & Noble's Android-based e-reader. Features a black-and-white e-ink display.
  • Nook Color: A full-color, full-touchscreen Android-based e-reader from Barnes and Noble. Can be hacked to basically serve as a full-fledged Android tablet.
  • NFC: Near-field communication. Short-range communication between your phone and something else -- another phone, a cash register, etc. Used by some credit cards as a method of quick payment.

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