Android – Google’s mobile operating system. It is an open source operating system free for anyone to use. It allows customizations by all manufacturers and end users. Android is used by many different manufacturers from Samsung to Motorola and from HTC to Sony.
Blackberry – RIM’s mobile operating system. A leader in Instant Messenger service with its BBM application.
Carrier – A company that provides cellular and mobile internet service.
Data – The nternet service that your carrier provides.
Ffc – Front facing camera.
Gigabytes – 1000 megabytes. This measurement is normally used to measure the amount of storage space you have on your device.
Hot spot – (wireless tethering) sharing internet service with other devices wirelessly. Many smartphones and tablets have this function but you are charged a premium by your carrier to use it.
IOS – The mobile operating system created by Apple’s developers. It runs on Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is a closed operating system allowing little to no customizations and is excusive to Apple’s products.
Isp – Internet service provider.
Megapixels - (MP) A million pixels. A term used to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras (Wikipedia).
Megabytes – 1 million bytes or 1000 kilobytes. This measurement is used to measure the size of files, photos, apps and RAM on your mobile device.
Platform – Mobile operating System.
Specs – (Specifications) – A comprehensive list of measurements, features and specific details of a device.
Tether – To share your internet sevice with another device via wires.
Toggle – To switch a function on or off.
Ui/ux – (user interface/user experience)- what the user sees, experiences and uses when inside an app. The part of the software that the end user interacts with to navigate through the application and the resulting experience.
Voip – (voice over internet protocol) A service where providers allow users to make calls and send text messages over the internet or via a wifi connection without using a carrier’s signal, minutes or text messages.
Windows Phone – Microsoft’s mobile operating system (not to be confused with their computer operating system). Famous for its sleek and polished style after they ditched icons for tiles.
The Tech Terminology list will be updated every time I use a new word in an article.