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Friday, October 5, 2012

Android Dictionary-P


  • Pantech: A South Korean smartphone manufacturer.
  • PenTile: A subpixel layout scheme, patented by Samsung, that allows greater luminance at a lower power draw. RGBG Pentile uses alternating green pixels and has more definition than RGBW, which adds a white subpixel.  The Galaxy Nexus and Nexus One use an RGBG style PenTile matrix, and the Motorola Atrix 4G and RAZR use the RGBW matrix.  There's a lot of contreversy surrounding PenTile displays, and our advice is to look at each screen type and decide for yourself which is acceptable.
  • PIN: Stands for Personal Identification Number. Often four digits.
  • PRL: The Preferred Roaming List, basically a way of telling your phone which towers to connect to first.
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