Smartphone technical terms Japanese are still ignorant of

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I’m back from a semi-enforced break, due to being busy moving house then losing my power adaptor for my laptop, with this ranking survey from goo Ranking looking at smartphone technical terms people can’t ask about due to, it seems, not wanting to appear so ignorant as to be still unfamiliar with the terms.

Note that most of the terms are English loan words, so there is also a language barrier for words like “flick” and “swipe” that might seem obvious to most of my readers.

I searched for “japan flick”, and this came up…

Use the ashstray, please

Ranking result

Q: What smartphone technical terms are you still not familiar with? (Sample size=500)

Rank Votes
1Podcast91
2Widget88
3Flick61
4Tethering56
5Account51
6Thumbnail47
7Swipe46
8Cache44
9SIM card41
10Cloud40
11Bluetooth38
12Hold (as in long press on an icon)37
13In camera (front-facing camera)33
14Plugin32
15ROM31
16Update29
17=Tutorial28
17=LTE28
19Default27
20Multi-device26
213G25
22=Icon22
22=Status bar22
22=同期, douki, synchronous22
25Task20
26機内モード, kinai mo-do, airplane mode19
27=Tap18
27=Remote lock18
29=初期化, shokika, initialisation15
29=解像度, kaizoudo, resolution15
31GB (gigabyte)14
32=Uninstall11
32=Import11
32=USB11
35=OS (operating system)10
35=Access point10
35=Mute10
38=Browser9
38=SNS9
40=Wi-Fi8
40=無線LAN, musen LAN, wireless LAN8
42=Network error7
42=Memory, RAM7
44=Sleep6
44=Ten-key6
46=Install5
46=ホーム画面, ho-mu gamen, home screen5
48Backup4
49Micro SD Card3

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 27th of October and the 1st of November 2016 500 members aged between 20 and 39 of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire.

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