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One question actually has both tags.

I think "sync" is used more because, well, it's a simple abbreviation and the full word is hard to spell. Also, a lot of devices have used "Sync" as their official term for what they're doing with your data. (I know that all those years I used a Palm device I don't know that I ever saw the word "synchronization" in any documentation.)

The grammarian in me prefers spelling the word out, but I'll go with the community's preference.

  • I think I'm the only person left in the world who spells it "synch" ... – Matthew Read Dec 17 '10 at 2:50
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Agreed. Plus there is the synchronization vs synchronisation depending on English locale.

I moved synchronization and synchronisation to sync. Vote on synonym here: https://android.stackexchange.com/tags/sync/synonyms

  • Thanks. Not enough rep to vote, though. – ale Sep 30 '10 at 13:25
  • whiner. there are at least (and at most) TWO USERS who have enough rep to vote! – Michael Paulukonis Sep 30 '10 at 17:27
  • Ok, I voted. So were pretty much stuck with the tags as they stand until there's 4 people over 1000? – Matt Sep 30 '10 at 21:30
  • More or less, yes. We can re-tag things manually for the moment. I'm not sure if full-power mods can set these up without votes or not, either – Bryan Denny Oct 1 '10 at 3:56

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