British English: Logo

Bienvenidos

Senior Member
USA
Afghanistan/USA
Hey everyone,

I hope you're all doing well. I was just wondering, is the British term for "cell phone wallpaper" "logo"? I've seen some websites (.uk websites) that say "purchase logos and ringtones for your cell phone". I tried to connect the dots...am I correct? :)

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  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I just checked.
    The logo is the boring bit at the top of the screen that is usually the name of your network provider.
    You can, it seems, get the logo of your choice downloaded.
    For instance, I could probably arrange for my phone to display Panjandrum instead of Yadafoam yuk.

    That is not the same as what I would recognise as wallpaper on my PC.
    That seems to be called a theme in cellphoneworld.

    These suggestions are probably rubbish.
     

    Bienvenidos

    Senior Member
    USA
    Afghanistan/USA
    Thank you for your answers Panj and Tony. :) It's interesting how language is so technologically affected.

    Bien
     

    j0ckser

    Member
    Canadian English/Canada
    A logo is more like a symbol or emblem and often includes stylized text and pictures and is often rather small in relation to its surroundings. Many auto manufacturer emblems could be called logos when applied to a computer context.

    A wallpaper is often a picture or pattern that forms the background of the computer monitor - named after the patterned stuff you stick on a wall rather than painting it. Some walls have been papered with large murals (or in times past the scene was painted directly on the wall) which is probably where the idea came from.
     

    Brioche

    Senior Member
    Australia English
    In Australia the mobile phone companies offer logos, wallpaper and ringtones.

    This site will show you logos:
    <<Commercial site link removed>>

    This site will show you wallpaper
    <<Another commercial site link removed>>
     
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