Nexus S 2.3.3 update changes your screen color slightly


There’s been a bit of buzz online about the new Nexus S Android 2.3.3 update making the coloring on the display a little ‘different’ than what it was before the update. Google’s Ry Guy has let us know that this update and the effects on the coloring is intended to tweak the Nexus S display, and therefore, it was expected.

With your new OTA complete, you may notice a slight difference in the way colors are displayed on your Nexus S. For Nexus S, we have adjusted the color temperature settings to more accurately reflect darker colors at all brightness levels. The Gingerbread UI being darker, we found that the colors were not as accurate when the device was being used at lower brightness levels. For example, some users reported that the initial color temperature was too high leading to some darker greys having a reddish tone; with the new color temperature this is no longer the case.

Engadget went on and updated their own Google Nexus S and found the update did in fact change the color. Whether this is intended or not, still leaves some upset about the changes, as many Nexus S users have reported their unhappiness on forums as well. Here is a good look at the changes from Android 2.3.2, to 2.3.3, which Engadget is happy with after the update. I have to say as well, it does look like an improvement overall. have a look below.

[via Engadget]


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  • TRIUMF

    Not an improvement AT ALL! Yellowish washed out. Looks crappy :( hate the update. Hope google will fix it