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Friday, October 5, 2012

Android Dictionary-O


  • OEM: Stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Usually a company that produces a component or entire device for another company. (Example: HTC was the OEM for the Google Nexus One.)
  • (HTC) One S: The middle sibling of the HTC One line. Its shining feature is that it's just 7.8mm thin. Has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display and dual-core Qualcomm processor. Available with an aluminum micro arc oxidation coating
  • (HTC) One V: The little brother of the HTC One line. Revives the old HTC Legend design with a 3.7-inch Super LCD 2 display, single-core processor and a 5MP camera.
  • (HTC) One X/One XL: The top of the three phones comprising the HTC One line. The One X sports a 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 display and 8MP camera. There actually are two versions of this phone. The GSM One X has the Tegra 3 system on a chip. The One XL has a dual-core Qualcomm S4 and an LTE radio for data. (Complicating matters, AT&T's LTE version is simply called the One X.)  
  • Onstar: The navigation/information/safety service that helps you keep your hands on the wheel while driving. Provides turn-by-turn navigation, live help from operators, and crash detection. Has a companion Android application.
  • Open GL: An open source 3D graphics library used in many devices, including Android devices
  • Open Source: Software which is liberally licensed to grant the right of users to study, change, and improve its design through the availability of its source code.
  • Optimus: A line of smartphones from LG. In the U.S., they've mostly been mid-range.
  • Optimus 2X: The first dual-core Tegra 2 Android smartphone. LG announced it in late 2010. Launching with Android 2.2, but will be upgraded to Gingerbread.
  • Optimus Mach: A high-end 3.8-inch device from LG in South Korea.
  • Optimus One: A mid-level, 3.2-inch Android 2.2 device from LG. This is the European version.
  • Optimus S/T/U/M: The U.S. versions of the LG Optimus One mid-range Android device. The letters point to which carrier they're on -- Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, MetroPCS.
  • Optimus Z: A high-end Korean smartphone from LG with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and TV antenna.
  • OTA: Stands for Over the Air. The act of moving data to your phone -- downloading, really -- without having to plug it in. Most Android system updates are OTA, as are application downloads.
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