Mobile Device Platforms and Technologies Definitions

  • M

    Microsoft HoloLens

    Microsoft HoloLens is a virtual reality (VR) headset with transparent lenses for an augmented reality experience.

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1

    Microsoft Windows 8.1 is a PC and tablet operating system released in October 2013.

  • mobile card reader

    A mobile card reader, such as Square or PayPal Here, allows the user to accept payments through their mobile devices.

  • mobile device fragmentation

    Mobile device fragmentation is a phenomenon that occurs when some mobile users are running older versions of an operating system, while other users are running newer versions.

  • mobile Internet device (MID)

    The mobile Internet device (MID) is a mini-tablet communications unit aimed at the consumer market and designed to provide entertainment, information and location-based services... (Continued)

  • N

    NANDroid backup

    NANDroid backups are typically created by Android device owners who have gained root access to their phone’s operating system in order to use aftermarket distributions of the Android OS.

  • NetPC (Network PC)

    The Net PC (also referred to as the Network PC) is an industry specification for a low-cost personal computer designed for businesses and their network applications.

  • Nexus

    Nexus is a series of smartphones and tablets manufactured by Google and its hardware partners. Nexus devices run the native Android operating system.

  • Nokia Lumia

    Nokia Lumia is a series of touch-based Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 smartphones that debuted in 2011.

  • notebook computer

    A notebook computer is a battery- or AC-powered personal computer generally smaller than a briefcase that can easily be transported and conveniently used in temporary spaces such as on airplanes, in libraries, temporary offices, and at meetings.

  • Novell Filr

    lNovell Filr is a VMware virtual appliance that uses an organization's existing infrastructure and security controls to provide end users with an online file-sharing service.

  • O

    Ogo

    Ogo is a handheld, battery powered, wireless communications device, released in 2004, that provides instant messaging (IM), text messaging, and e-mail for subscribers to America Online (AOL), the Microsoft Network (MSN), and Yahoo!. The unit is contained in a clamshell case measuring approximately 4.5 x 3 bx 2 inches (11.5 by 7.5 by 2.5 centimeters) when closed.

  • P

    pager

    A pager is a small telecommunications device that receives (and, in some cases, transmits) alert signals and/or short messages.

  • Palm

    Palm is the trade name for a popular personal digital assistant (PDA), a form of handheld device that is also known as a palmtop computer.

  • personal digital assistant (PDA)

    Personal digital assistants were the precursors to smartphones. Most PDAs had a small physical keyboard, and many types of applications were written for these devices.

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