ElCondor · Mar 4, 2012 at 09:00 am

Improve Screen Performance on the Galaxy Nexus

While display technology is still evolving at an impressive speed, XDA member mumchristmas decided not to wait for the next technology to come available on a new phone. Instead, he investigated the current screen performance of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus using the Voodoo Screen Test application, a x-rite i1 Display 2 Color meter, and HCFR software. The results weren’t so good, as mumchristmas points out:

  • Average Gamma value is about 1.9, far from the ISO stand 2.2. So the color is just too bright (I’m not saying screen brightness).
  • The shadow part (0-40% gray level) of 3 color curve were almost out of trim. In another words, inaccurate color balance.
  • As the color unbalance. The color temperature is starting from lower than 5500K to 6500K, which the ISO stand is 6500K at any color level.
Although he wasn’t able to fix the gamma value, he did manage to fix the color balance and color temperature, using a custom kernel with ColorControl function and adding a new file to the Android structure. The result? Objective tests report a much better color balance, but you’ll have to check it out for yourself to notice any improvements. Continue on to the thread to find all the details.

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 28, 2015 at 03:45 pm · no comments

MWC 2015: What Are Your Predictions?

This wonderful Geek-Christmas time of the year is back once more, promising a lot of exciting reveals from big manufacturers such as HTC and Samsung, but also some pretty gems teased by other smaller OEMs. What kind of exciting products will we see? While we've got a lot of leaked information from the highly expected S6 and M9, there is still a lot to learn about both - and about everything else that will be shown. What kind of trends will...

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Chris Gilliam · Feb 28, 2015 at 03:13 pm · 1 comment

Best Apps To View RAW Images On Android

Last week, I wrote about the best apps to unleash the raw photographic power of your Lollipop smartphone. All four of those cameras generate lossless DNG images with pounds of potential for apps like Photoshop to unlock, but what if you’re looking to edit or view those pics on the go? QuickPic, Google Photos, and the other mainstays treat raw images like they don't exist. This rundown seeks to fill the void and give you full control over your precious pictures....

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Emil Kako · Feb 28, 2015 at 10:15 am · 1 comment

Which App Is Most Desperately in Need of an Update?

While the majority of the top apps have already incorporated Google's newest design language, there are still very many apps that are in need of some Material Design love. Which apps do you think are most desperately in need of an update?

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