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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tiggen, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. tiggen

    tiggen Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Jan 23, 2010
    Is there a glossary somewhere? I am en ex-BB guy and am totally confused by all the new terminology. If there is not glossary, can somebody tell me what the following are:


    exchange active sync

    shortcut/widget (what exactly is the difference?)

    htc/android widget (what's the difference?)

    sense ui (and something about undoing it)

    home app (what does this do?)

    wallpaper/theme (what's the difference?)

    Thanks to any and all help!


  2. bigdroid

    bigdroid Android Expert

    Oct 31, 2009
    Campus Safety Officer
    Earlville, NY
  3. ericDylan

    ericDylan Android Enthusiast

    Dec 14, 2009
    Full-time Student
    Atlanta, GA
    wow ... i know what all those things are and that glossary still confused me.
    here ya go

    1. rooting- i am not exactly sure on all the technicals but it is basically jailbreaking it so you can go through and change what ever you want on it

    2. exchange active sync- that is i think microsoft exchange sync between computer ... correct me if im wrong

    3. shortcut/widget- shortcut is on the home screen and takes you to the specified app basically like the four shortcuts at the bottom on the homescreen of the bb (the tour anyway.. the one i had) .. widget is on your homescreen and gives you updated info directly on the homescreen without launching it

    4. htc/android widget- htc widgets come with sense ui and are only on phones that have htc's sense on it // android widgets are standard and come with all android phones

    5. sense ui- htc's overlay that they made to improve vanilla android 1.5 ... i think it is only on the eris and hero at this point

    6. home app- it is an app to customize vanilla android only and doesnt work while sense is on. i find that home does what sense does without the finished/polished look and feel so i just keep sense on it

    7. wallpaper/theme- well wallpaper is the picture on the homescreen ... i am not sure what you mean by theme

    hope this helps

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