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Sideloading .APKs

Sideloading is a term used in Internet culture, similar to "upload" and "download", but in reference to the process of transferring data between two local devices, in particular between a computer and a mobile device such as a tablet (like ADAM).

• ADAM's file-browsing app Sniffer facilitates the sideloading of Android apps from their .APK files.

Am I allowed to install 3rd-party applications by sideloading .APK files?

on 3c3 – Sniffer


on Wikipedia



Subscriber Identity Module or

Subscriber Identification Module

SIM card securely stores the service-subscriber key (IMSI) used to identify a subscriber on mobile telephony devices (such as mobile phones and computers). The SIM card allows users to change phones by simply removing the SIM card from one mobile phone and inserting it into another mobile phone or broadband telephony device.

A SIM card contains its unique serial number, internationally unique number of the mobile user (IMSI), security authentication and ciphering information, temporary information related to the local network, a list of the services the user has access to and two passwords (PIN for usual use and PUK for unlocking).


• ADAM's ordered with the 3G option have a SIM carrier located on the bottom edge when held in Landscape mode. It's up to the owner to obtain a SIM card from their 3G carrier of choice.

2i – Communication

SIM Chip

on Wikipedia


Single Level Cell

Single Level Cell is a type of flash memory chip, which has the advantage of faster write speeds, lower power consumption and higher cell endurance. However, because it stores less data per cell, it costs more per megabyte of storage to manufacture. Due to faster transfer speeds and longer life, SLC flash technology is used in high-performance memory cards.


• ADAM contains 1GB of SLC NAND memory, where the Android operating system, Eden user interface, and stock applications are installed.

2c – Memory and Storage  

Single Level Cell

on Wikipedia


Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol is an Internet standard for email transmission across Internet Protocol networks. Email client applications typically use SMTP for sending messages to a mail server for relaying. For receiving messages, client applications usually use either the Post Office Protocol (POP) or the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP).

• ADAM’s email app Mail’d supports SMTP, POP, and IMAP.
3c1 – Mail'd   SMTP 

on Wikipedia



System-on-a-chip refers to integrating all components of a computer into a single integrated circuit microprocessor chip. It may contain digital, analog, mixed-signal, and often radio-frequency functions – all on a single chip substrate.


ADAM is powerered by an nVidia Tegra 250 system-on-a-chip processor (left – click to enlarge).

2b – System-on-Chip


on Wikipedia



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