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Gallery: MeeGo 1.1 on the Nexus One (plus instructions!)

November 3, 2010 2 comments

Back in September we saw a host of Android Devices trying out MeeGo.  Japanese Moblin developer Mitsutaka from blog.mitsutaka.org has ported over MeeGo 1.1 to his Nexus One giving detailed instructions too if you wanna give it a go yourself. News comes by way of Siraj from MeeGoArena

It looks a tad stretched and if you look at Mitsutaka’s older blog posts, you’ll see certain things aren’t working fully yet but he says this one is more responsive.

blog.mitsutaka.org via MeeGoArena

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Pics: Nokia N8 AMOLED vs Samsung Galaxy S Super AMOLED

July 10, 2010 13 comments

TestMobile compares the Nokia N8’s AMOLED with the Samsung Galaxy S’ eye melting Super AMOLED. Though of course the camera could increase/decrease the differences (adjusting to brightness of one screen, affecting look of another), disregarding this, in the photo below you can see that the deep blacks and brighter whites in the Super AMOLED display.  I’ve seen both, but only individually so I can’t comment on comparisons, but both look fantastic.

Not to fear though as the N8’s AMOLED is not just a step above regular TFT LCD displays (see 5800 comparison) but is apparently head and shoulders above some current AMOLED displays (Eldar has mentioned N8’s display is superior to the Nexus one.) And apparently Samsung’s Super AMOLED will be exclusive to their own devices for a while – I don’t recall where I read that though, so perhaps unless you want a Samsung, we’ll all have to settle for great AMOLEDs

In AMOLED vs TFT LCD, AMOLED displays are brighter, have higher contrast, richer more vibrant colours and consume less energy.

In AMOLED displays, each pixel controls its own brightness, as opposed to having a unified backlight in TFT, so blacks can be well, blacker and whites can be whiter and the colours are richer and more vibrant. Plus by not needing a backlight, they can utilise less power.

Here’s the HTC Google Nexus One AMOLED vs Super AMOLED on the Wave (on top) VIA Mobile-Review.

The differences are much more obvious here, the Samsung is bursting with brilliance.

Comparison shot between the Nokia displays by All About Symbian. Apparently N8’s AMOLED is much better at outdoor visibility than N86/N85 which suffered from vampiric screens.

Samsung’s own explanation of Super AMOLED

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQkLMG3SBQ4]

Cheers for the heads up mark/mrbean

testmobile.fr via blog-n8.fr via mrbean

10 minute video hands on with the Google Phone Nexus One. Please take some pointers, Nokia.

December 31, 2009 1 comment

Not really a Nokia post, but an intriguing watch nonetheless. Basically how a modern mobile OS should feel and how the UI should look. Nokia touch phones are often more functional [aka plain/boring] when it comes to the UI. Only recently with the N900 have Nokia users experienced eye candy UI out of the box. For me, I’m hungry for more as it just adds to the whole user experience made by a great OS and an alluring UI.

It doesn’t have to be style versus substance. Why not have both?

  • Animated and interactive wallpapers – gimmicky maybe but undeniably stunning. Wonder how this will affect its battery life
  • Very fast. Only a few minor hiccups here and there.
  • [Complete integration with google services]

Now imagine the quashed rumours of Nokia making an Android Handset were true? Nokia Aseries – with all other Nokia hardware excellence to boot.

Who’ll up the deliver 2010-level eye candy first? Maemo or Symbian?

from nowhereelse.fr via mobilementalism