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16:57 Mar 1, 2010
English to Latvian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications)
Additional field(s): Computers: Systems, Networks, Internet, e-Commerce, Media / Multimedia
English term or phrase: sideloading
Definition from Wikipedia:
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 cellphone, smartphone, PDA, or portable media player. Sideloading typically refers to media file transfer to a mobile device via USB, Bluetooth or by writing directly to a memory card for insertion into the mobile device.

Example sentence(s):
  • In theory, sideloading - transfering games to a phone from a PC as opposed downloading them over the air - allows consumers to buy games with large file sizes through D2C channels without having to worry about data charges. Intent Media
  • The sideloading of entertainment services and content elevates the significance of a unified fixed and mobile portal — this becomes the iTunes-like store from which end users purchase services and content downloaded to their PC and then sideloaded to the handset. Penton Media, Inc.
  • Personally, sideloading podcasts to my phone has been one of my favourite pc to mobile related tasks this year and since I got a N91, it seems I’m going to keep doing this for a while. Rudy De Waele
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Theoretically, if 'download' is 'lejupielāde', upload — 'augšpielāde', then 'sideload' can be translated (localized) as 'sānielāde'.

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United Kingdom
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