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1gG – Glossary G

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Puzzled by PQ? Thrown by 3G? Nonplussed by nVidia?

Here's hoping our handy Glossary can set you straight, like a bridge over troubled water.

Glossary Project Lead7e10 – Sujith Prathap

NB: See the Project Conversation on the Glossary subsection page for formatting conventions.

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Google Apps

Google Apps are the Android applications written and maintained by Google Inc.

This software for Android is closed-source (so devs don't like include them in their own ROMs). Usually contains GMail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Picasa, etc.


Google for Android

official site

Google Apps

at XDA-developers


Genesis App Store

In the scripture of the Abrahamic religions, the Book of Genesis contains the ex nihilo creation myth, and other stories.


• ADAM-specific apps will be available through Notion Ink's own online app store, called Genesis. Apps from Genesis are written with ADAM's Eden user interface in mind, and know how to make best use of its Panels, as well as having well designed full screen modes (at least in theory).

What is Genesis?

on 3a – All about Eden and Android


at Notion Ink


Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System is a space-based global navigation satellite system that provides atomic time information in all weather and at all times, anywhere on or near the Earth when and where there is an unobstructed line of sight to three or more GPS satellites.  A 4th satellite will provide altitude information. Location information is accurate to a circular error of probability of 30 meters. The US Department of Defence can alter this error at their will.

ADAM has a GPS sensor, enabling geographical apps to pinpoint the ADAM's location in real time.

2h – Sensors

3c8 – Navigation and Maps

Global Positioning System

on Wikipedia

Sources of Errors in GPS

on Wikipedia


Graphics Processing Unit

A Graphics Processing Unit is a specialised microprocessor that offloads and accelerates graphics rendering from a computer's central processing unit.


ADAM's Tegra 250 system-on-a-chip contains an ultra low power GPU (left – click to enlarge).

ADAM's Tegra2 SoC in detail

on 2b – System-on-Chip


at Wikipedia


Global System for Mobile Communications

GSM is a pure digital wireless cellular based communications system, and is the world's most popular standard for mobile telephony systems. GSM differs from its predecessor technologies in that both signaling and speech channels are digital, and thus GSM is considered a second generation (2G) mobile phone system. Release '99 introduced higher speed data transmission using Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE).


ADAM supports EDGE communication.

2i - Communications  


at Wikipedia



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