So far we have been writing software programs, building binaries out of them and executing them on microcontrollers.
The code name for the first public version of Android 1. Released on April 27, Custom Launcher See Launcher below. Normally installed through custom recoveryand generally includes several optimizations, as well as extra features.
One of the first Android custom ROMs to include support for a wide range of devices. This project has since been abandoned and replaced with LineageOS. Dalvik was deprecated in favor of ART in Donut The code name for Android version 1.
Initially released on September 15, Doze Mode A battery saving feature introduced in Android 6. After Android has detected that the device has been laying flat and motionless for a period of time sitting on a table, for instanceDoze Mode kicks in and ensures that no nonessential apps request a wakelock see below or sync in the background, which would otherwise drain the battery in a situation where the user is obviously not actively using their device.
The term is not synonymous with Android, though it is mistakenly used this way quite a bit. Eclair The code name for Android versions 2.
Initially released on October 26, Emulator Software that lets an operating system run non-native apps or games from another operating system.
The Best Emulator Apps for Android Factory Reset To return a device's software to its initial state by deleting user settings and files. A factory reset can be performed in custom recovery see above or through Android's Settings menu. How to Factory Reset Almost Any Smartphone Fastboot A protocol used for sending commands from a computer to an Android device over a USB data connection while the device is in bootloader mode see above.
Fastboot is generally used to manually install firmware see below or to install a custom recovery see above. Firmware The base-level software installed on a device, up to and including the operating system.
Flagship The highest-end device made by a manufacturer see below in a release cycle or year, generally the most expensive devices sold by a particular manufacturer.
Often abbreviated as FC. Froyo The code name for Android versions 2. Initially released on May 20, Galaxy Samsung's name for its line of Android smartphones and tablets. Popularized by the Galaxy S series of flagship phones see above that have been the highest-selling Android smartphones to date.
Similar to Droid see abovemany people mistakenly conflate the name Galaxy with Android as a result of marketing. Geotag A piece of information embedded into common media files that displays geographical location data. Geotags are generally included as metadata in pictures, video, and even SMS messages see belowand will usually contain GPS coordinates see below that describe where the file was created.
Gingerbread The code name for Android versions 2.
Initially released on December 6, Google Now A service that debuted with Android Jelly Bean see below that uses information gleaned from various sources throughout Android to predict the information users will want to see at a given time.
Sometimes used to refer to Google's Voice Search feature. The Google Play Store is also home to additional content, including movies, books, music, and TV shows.
Generally referred to as simply "Play Store" or "Google Play. Hard Reboot Also referred to as a hard reset. The act of pressing and holding the power button or power and volume down on Samsung devices to force a device to reboot when its software is misbehaving.
Hibernate A term popularized by the app Greenifywhich partially disables other apps when they're not in use to save battery life.The humble Arduino can do a lot of things, but did you know it can emulate a USB keyboard?
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