Mobile Device Platforms and Technologies Definitions

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    2-in-1 tablet (hybrid tablet, convertible tablet)

    A 2-in-1 tablet, also known as a hybrid or convertible tablet, is a tablet PC that also functions as a notebook

  • 2D barcode (two-dimensional barcode)

    A 2D (two-dimensional) barcode is a graphical image that stores information both horizontally -- as one-dimensional bar codes do -- and vertically. As a result of that construction, 2D codes can store up to 7,089 characters, significantly greater storage than is possible with the 20-character capacity of a unidimensional barcode.

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    Amazon Kindle Touch

    The Amazon Kindle Touch is an e-reader that sports a 6”, multi-touch display that users can manipulate to input commands.

  • Android 3.0 Honeycomb

    Android 3.0 Honeycomb is a mobile operating system owned by Google and designed specifically for tablet PCs.

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is a version of Google’s mobile operating system.

  • Android 9 Pie

    Android 9 Pie is the most recent version of Google’s mobile operating system.

  • Android for Work

    Android for Work is a program for devices running on the Google Android mobile operating system that allows IT to manage and secure business applications on a work-specific profile.

  • Android Oreo

    Android Oreo 8.0 is the eighth major update to the Android operating system that contains newer features and enhancements for application developers.

  • Android OS

    Android OS is a Linux-based open source platform for mobile cellular handsets developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance.

  • Apple 3D Touch

    Apple 3D Touch is a pressure-sensitive feature first included in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus that triggers different actions based on how much force the user puts on the screen.

  • Apple AirDrop

    Apple AirDrop is a feature on iOS and OS X devices that allows users to transfer data over the same Wi-Fi network from one Apple device to another.

  • Apple AirPlay

    Apple AirPlay is a content streaming and interactive display control feature that is integrated in Mac OS, iOS and Apple TV as well as a number of Apple devices, including AirPlay-enabled speakers.

  • Apple AirPrint

    Apple AirPrint is an iOS feature that lets users print documents and other files from their iPhones and iPads.

  • Apple Bonjour

    Apple Bonjour is a group of networking technologies designed to help devices and applications discover each other on the same network.

  • Apple Configurator

    Apple Configurator is a free Mac OS X tool for configuring and deploying iOS devices in the enterprise by using a physical USB connection.

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