This is done. I ended up performing the following steps:
Retagged a few questions that were using unlocking inappropriately
Renamed unlocking to sim-unlocking
Made sim-locked a synonym of sim-unlocking since it was only used a few times and always in the same context
Made screen-unlock and unlock-screen synonyms of lock-screen.
firmware could relate not just to the system firmware, but - as you already noted - also the radio/wifi/camera/etc. firmware. That prevents me from liking the idea. In the past, if we had an ambiguous tag we specialized the name(s). I would preferably blacklist firmware and introduce system-firmware or device-firmware.
See also: My answer on "Merge '...
I don't know, whereas screen and display were really just different ways of saying the same thing,and were proper synonyms. These all seem like specific cases where a specific aspect or behaviour is being asked about. I think people are likely to search for "screen timeout" or "screen brightness" so these are useful tags.
Though as the one question in ...
Since screen-share and screen-sharing are so similar I didn't synonymize, just kept the latter. If you start typing the former, the latter should pop up before you finish.
share and sharing should now be empty and should be automatically deleted in 24 hours or so.
One related case I found was file-sharing. I'm not sure if this is necessarily a good tag ...
I merged these tags and made wifi-hotspot the master since:
It was the more popular of the two
It will be included a bit more visibly (as in, not just as a synonym) in the autocomplete this way
If we ever need to differentiate between different types of hotspots in the future (unlikely, but I suppose somewhat feasible) then we just need new tags of the form ...
Clearly some of the "tasks" questions need re-tagging.
I'm not convinced, though, that "tasks" should be a synonym of "to-do". That Android has "task managers" and "task killers" strongly implies that "tasks" = "running Android processes".
It seems that "tasks" is just one of those ambiguous terms we should steer people away from. I suppose that as long as ...
I'd be careful about merging the 'contacts' and 'people'. Isn't the app in HTC Sense called "People"?
Also, 2.x and 3.x versions of Android are going to be around (and generating questions) for quite some time yet.
I think Matthew Read's suggestion of creating "contacts-app" and "people-app" is a good one, although I don't think I'm in favor of making one ...
It looked like service was actually mostly used to refer to network issues, i.e., problems with "phone service". I replaced it with connectivity in most places, services where applicable. I think it's probably best to let service die out rather than merge with something else. If it comes up again we should probably rename it to phone-service or something ...
I'd suggest synonymizing web-browser to browser, but removing browsers from all questions that currently have it..
As long as browser exists, and has a decent wiki extract popping up for it (which it does), I don't see why anyone would ever use the longer browsers when the shorter version would have already been suggested by the auto-complete.
The only ...
I would agree as the trend is that external SD-Card is being dropped, Sony, HTC, Samsung... list goes on, maybe we are witnessing the end-of-days for those micro-sd readers embedded on a smartphone due to the production costs and that NAND storage is more cheaper to integrate.