Wednesday, 27 February 2013

As i was surfing i came across this  so i thought  of sharing this topic with you guys because, i know its going to help alot of people especially newbie.
There lot of android terms right? But i will be giving you some very important and needful ones now,then later i will come up with some other great one's too.
Kernel: The kernel is a layer of code that allows the interfacing of the OS and applications to your phone’s hardware. The degree to which you can access your phone’s hardware features depends on the quality of code in the kernel.So in a simple way kernel are the intermidiary between your hardware and software.

Launcher: This is an important part of Android’s user interface on your homescreen that lets you launch apps, make phone calls
and access your app drawer. Different manufacturers ship phones with personalized
launchers, other custom ones are available in the Google Play Store.

Mod: The act of modifying a piece of hardware or software or anything else for that matter, to perform a function not originally conceived or intended by the designer.

Nandroid: Nandroid is used to backup or restore backups from Recovery.Nandroid backup involves backing up the entire rom including, all installed applications and their data. This is a very good practice especially for people who flash roms regularly,So that when you restore the backup it will restore your previous rom and the installed app+data as though nothing happend.
Nightly: A build that is performed at the end of each day of development. They can contain bugs.

OpenGL ES: Android provides OpenGL ES libraries that you can use for fast, complex 3D images. It is harder to use than a Canvas
object, but better for 3D objects. The
android opengl and javax.microedition.khronos.opengles
packages expose OpenGL ES functionality.

Open & Closed Beta: Developers release either a closed beta or an open beta; closed beta versions are released to a select group of individuals for a user test and are
invitation only, while open betas are from a larger group of the general public and anyone
interested. The testers report any bugs that they find, and sometimes suggest additional features they think should be available in the
final version.

Overclock: Increasing the speed of a CPU. It usually gives improved performance and faster performace.Overclocking can only be done if the kernel on your device supports overclocking. Overclocking can also affect you battery life as faster cpu means more demand in battey life.
Partition: The phone’s internal memory  the SD card) is solid-state (flash) memory, a.k.a NAND. It can be partitioned much like a normal hard drive can be partitioned. The bootloader exists in its own partition.
Recovery: This is another partition and its main duty is to perform administrative task like, factory reset and wiping data and cache. You can also use a custom recovery which add additional functionality to the recovery like backup and restore,install zip and custom roms.
ROM/Firmware: Read-Only Memory and technically speaking, it refers to the internal storage of a device, which is supposed to contain the operating system instructions that need not be modified at all during the
device’s normal operation.

RAM: (Random Access Memory) A group of
memory chips, typically of the dynamic RAM (DRAM) type, which function as the computer’s primary workspace. The “random” in RAM means that the contents of each byte of storage in the chip can be directly accessed without regard to the bytes before or after it.
Root: The first level of a folder.
Rooting: Read this article about rooting

SBC: The ability to charge your battery beyond the default safety limit. The concept is similar to overclocking a processor: you’re overriding the safety limits established to achieve additional performance. The benefit here is that you may gain more use of your battery per charge. The drawback is that you can damage the battery and significantly reduce its longevity. Some kernels claim they are using a safe technique to prevent battery damage. Just be aware of the potential risks.

Sideloading: It means installing applications without using the official Android Market.

Splash Screen: A splash screen is an image that appears while android is loading. Splash screens cover the entire screen or simply a rectangle near the center of the screen.

Superuser/SU: On many computer operating systems, the superuser is a special useraccount used for system administration.Depending on the operating system, the actual name of this account might be: root,
administrator or supervisor.

Stock rom: This is the operating system that came with your device
without any modifications made to it except for any device-specific support required to run it on the particular device.

Tethering: Means sharing the Internet connection of an Internet-capable mobile phone with other devices. This can be done via Bluetooth, USB connection, WiFi Hotspot.

Underclocking: Reducing the speed of your CPU.

Undervolting: Undervolting means taking some of the voltage from the CPU which in return for a longer battery life and lower temperature during intensive use of the CPU.

Zipalign: An archive alignment tool introduced first with the 1.6 Android SDK. It optimizes
the way an Android application package (APK) is packaged. Execution time is minimized for zipaligned applications, resulting is lesser amount of RAM consumption.

Compile: It translates (a android program) from a high-level language into another language, usually machine language.

Decompile: To convert executable (ready-to- run) program code (sometimes called object code ) into some form of higher-level programming language so that it can be read by a human.

Deodex: One thing i know android for, is fragmemtation.All the apks(applications) that came
With your device are odex,meaning there are some other part of that apk (application) somewhere else in the device,which will make it difficult to modify those apk because, there will confict among the modified apk and the other part that is somewhere else.Now deodexing means repacking all the apk into one dex file.Making it easier to modify without confict among them.

Boot Animation: Boot animation is a term for a graphical representation of the boot process of the operating system. Bootanimation can be a simple visualization of the scrolling boot messages in the console, but it can also present graphics or some combinations of both. It does not add any functionality to your device it is just there to showing either the name of the manufature or displaying some other images just to entertain you while the phone boots.

Bootloop: This is a process whereby your phone revolves round about displaying the bootanimation over and over again without booting to the main Os.

This is it for now, a part 2 will be coming soon.Thanks


  1. When will we able to over clock..and swap............. our SGP???

    1. when there is a kernel for galaxy pocket that support overclocking and swap

  2. how to partition Ram on galpock??

    1. I think from cwm recovery ....:?

    2. it is not possible to partition RAM

    3. When will we able to swap and overclock??

  3. Good work man. Plz make a Facebook group for galaxy pocket whete we will be able to discuss with one another. Plz make a group for all of us and notify us in this blog

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