Sprint Nexus S 4G hands-on!

By on May 9, 2011 at 3:30 PM.

Sprint Nexus S 4G hands-on!

Sure we’ve had some up close and personal time with the Nexus S 4G before, but now we can finally spend some quality one-on-one time with it as we compose our full review. So far we’re impressed with the speed at which we can zip around Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread), and we still love the contoured glass display. We’ve definitely been spoiled using the Super AMOLED Plus screens on the Samsung DROID Charge and the Samsung Infuse 4G, but our Nexus S 4G unit’s AMOLED display has a noticeable yellow tint that would bother us even if we hadn’t been using Samsung’s newer screens. Some users reported yellow discoloration on the original Nexus S after applying the Gingerbread update, so we’re hoping this could be a software fix or something that’s only limited to our phone. We’ll be working on a review over the next few days, but in the meantime be sure to check out our hands-on photo gallery.

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Users reporting Gingerbread update (Android 2.3.3) causes screen discoloration on Nexus S

By on February 25, 2011 at 3:59 PM.

Users reporting Gingerbread update (Android 2.3.3) causes screen discoloration on Nexus S

We’ve received a handful of tips from frustrated Nexus S owners claiming that the recently released Android 2.3.3 update has an unwelcome side effect, screen discoloration. Reports indicate that after the Gingerbread update, the Super AMOLED screen on the Nexus S becomes yellowish and washed out. We’re not sure if Google messed with Android’s color settings, but the difference — as you can see from the picture above — is quite noticeable. Any Nexus S owners out there seeing the same thing? More →

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Will the iPhone 4's yellow displays cure themselves?

By on June 24, 2010 at 11:03 AM.

Will the iPhone 4's yellow displays cure themselves?

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There’s no way to verify this until we get a few more days behind us, but a forum user from AppleInsider is claiming that those hideous yellow splotches affecting some iPhone 4 Retina displays will go away after a couple of days of use. Here’s the explanation:

Apple is using a bonding agent called Organofunctional Silane Z-6011 to bond the layers of glass. Apparently, Apple (or more likely Foxconn) is shipping these products so quickly that the evaporation process is not complete. However, after one or two days of use, especially with the screen on, will complete the evaporation process and the yellow “blotches” will disappear.

How do I know? I was involved in pitching Z-6011 to Apple.

Is this false hope, or the wonders of science? Time will tell.

Thanks, Eric! More →

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Discoloration plagues some early iPhone 4 displays

By on June 23, 2010 at 6:01 PM.

Discoloration plagues some early iPhone 4 displays

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With any major product rollout a few hiccups are to be expected, but when they involve one of the major selling points of the new products, we imagine it must really hurt the ol’ ego. Unfortunately for Apple, the highly touted Retina display found on the iPhone 4 looks to be suffering from a pretty bad case of discoloration. Users on various Apple forums the net over are complaining that the bottom right side of their displays are stained with an unsightly yellow mark. Most devices look to be free of this problem, although we can tell you BG himself is one very unhappy camper as his personal iPhone 4 arrived today with a pretty serious case of jaundice. Anyone out there with an iPhone 4 within reach have this issue? More →

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