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(electronics)
To increase in received signal strength.
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build

(1) (verb) To compile a program. See build tool.

(2) (noun) A version of a program. A build number is assigned to newly compiled instances of a program under development. When published, a version number is typically assigned to the software, and the build number is hidden. Occasionally, software development tools retain their build number rather than replacing it with a version number. See gold code, build tool and canary build.
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"Sony Mobile has updated the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact to new firmware build number 47.1.A.12.235 (from 47.1.A.12.205), which adds July 2018 Android security patches.
As a consequence Arrow has formally notified the Factorias Vulcano shipyard in Spain that it reserves the right to at any time cancel the shipbuilding contract for New Build number 533 and call upon the refund of EUR39m plus interest (of which approximately EUR32m plus interest is covered by bank guarantees) under the shipbuilding contract.
The model features a Nurburgring Edition theme in the interior with carbon fibre detailing on the door trims and fascia, bespoke leather seats with the Nurburgring circuit graphic embossed into the Recaro front seat backrests, and an individually numbered plaque showing each car's build number.
(http://www.phonearena.com/news/Google-Pixel-owners-in-Canada-receiving-Preview-update-with-new-feature_id88133) PhoneArena says the clear proof for this claim is the "P" in the build number. The "P" reportedly stands for Preview build, so it wasn't supposed to be seeded over-the-air.
While the iOS 10.1.1 software update has the build number of 14B100, the new update comes with 14B150 as its build number.
It is seems like a major update due to the noticeable change on the firmware build number when compared to 20.1.A.0.48 version.
According to Samsung's (http://www.samsung.com/us/support/SupportOwnersFAQPopup.do?faq_id=FAQ00061233&fm_seq=89348&CID=AFL-hq-mul-0813-11000170) support page , the Android 4.4.4 KitKat version goes by the build number P607TUVUANI1.
It is a minor firmware due to the small difference on the build number when compared to the previous 20.1.A.0.47 version.