Tablet Glossary Terms


The term 3G refers to 3rd generation mobile communications technology. Compared to previous technologies, 3G offers improved audio and video transmission, high-speed web browsing and more. To use 3G, the device must be compatible with 3G.


The term 4G refers to the 4th generation of mobile communications technology. Among the popular mobile technologies 4G LTE and WiMax find. Compared with 3G, 4G offers high speed improvements to stream videos and surf the web faster. To use 4G, the device must be compatible with 4G.


Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google that is used in many tablets and mobile phones. Android is open source, which means developers can modify and customize the OS for each mobile device. Naming conventions for each version include the number and name of a dessert (eg Android 2.0 Eclair, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich).


App is short for application (application) and is a software program that runs on your tablet, computer or smartphone. Applications most frequently downloaded directly to a device via the Internet. Among the popular types of applications are maps, productivity tools, games, social media tools, news, music and more. Many applications are free. You may have to pay a one-time fee to use the full versions.

Battery life

The amount of time, usually within hours, a tablet / e-reader can operate with a full load without electricity. The battery life varies depending on product configuration, product model, loaded applications, the power management settings and features utilized. As with all batteries, maximum capacity decreases with time and use.


Bluetooth is a technology that lets you share data wirelessly between two or more Bluetooth-enabled devices. It is often used for short-range connections between wireless phones and mobile phones or tablets to talk hands-free or listen to music.

Tablet Glossary Terms

Cell phones

A cellular network is a distributed communications system in land areas through cell phone towers. These networks can be used to access the Internet on tablets, mobile phones and mobile hotspots. Some popular mobile phone networks are AT & T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. The tablets can connect to the Internet using a cellular telephone network or via Wi-Fi.


HP ePrint is a free mobile printing technology that lets you print documents and photos on a printer with ePrint capability from most mobile devices that support e-mail, such as tablets, smartphones and laptops.


A portable electronic device designed primarily for reading books and magazines and to use basic web functions. Screen sizes e-reader vary from 6 to 8 inches and screens come in black and white or color. Some of the popular brands are Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook.

Active point

A portable device that connects to a cellular telephone network and transmits signals to Wi-Fi enabled devices compatible Wi-Fi as tablets, e-readers, laptops, mobile phones and portable game systems.


LTE, or Long Term Evolution, is a communications network 4G mobile phone is designed to provide high-speed broadband mobile devices like tablets, smartphones, laptops and mobile hotspots.

Mobile bandwidth

A term used to describe the wireless internet from a modem or mobile phone to connect a device with broadband capacity as a tablet, laptop or gaming system.


The master software that controls the hardware functions and provides a platform on which to operate all software applications. The commonly used tablet operating systems are iOS, Android and Windows 7.

Screen size

The size of the visible area of ​​the screen, in inches, measured diagonally from one corner to another.

Storage capacity

The maximum amount of data and software that may contain a tablet, expressed in gigabytes (GB). On some models, you can increase the storage capacity by installing microSD cards.


A wireless laptop that uses a touch screen as primary input device. Most tablets are smaller and lighter than an average laptop. The sizes of the most popular tablets screens vary from 7 to 10 inches.


A wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to offer high speed Internet and network connections to tablets, mobile phones and portable game systems. Some companies and public libraries offer free Wi-Fi connections. A Wi-Fi connection can also be shared using a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The above are some of the most common terms in the subject tablets (tablets) can also be used for hybrid devices such as tablet phones.