Recently I was asked a question of “How many G’s do you have?”. The question struck me as too vague as there are so many things referred to by the letter G nowadays. You cannot even begin to answer the question without any form of context.
5G could be fifth generation of something. Perhaps you have the 5th gen version of an iPod.
3G or 4G are mobile phone communication technology (like LTE).
GB can be GigaBytes which could be a measurement of the amount of storage you have on your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. (A giga is a thousand million.)
GHz is GigaHertz referring to the speed of your processor (again computer, laptop, tablet, or phone).
Gb/s is a speed rating, Gigabits per second. Many corporate and home networks are one gigabit per second however I have been implementing a number of 10 gigabit per second network backbones lately.
GB/mo is GigaBytes per month. Perhaps your home Internet connection or the data plan on your mobile phone is not unlimited but rather has a maximum amount of GigaBytes permitted to be transferred within each month.
Some people talk about G’s being a thousand dollars, it is used in mathematical calculations as the universal gravitational constant, a name you call someone to be cool (What up, G?), a movie rating for young children, a weight measurement for grams, and on goes the list.
As you see, asking someone how many G’s they have without proper context could mean different things to different people. They provide an answer based on their interpretation while the other person is thinking of something else.