Gingerbread is lurking deep in the recesses of your Honeycomb, Android tablet. According to a report filed by mobile blog Pocketables, the interface you’re presented with on your Honeycomb tablet can be changed by adjusting your tablet’s perceived screen density. On a rooted Dell Streak 7 running Android 3.1, the default interface experience is the new Honeycomb UI — complete with updated widgets, homescreens, and controls. By changing a single line, thereby tricking that tablet into thinking its pixel density is 170 instead of 160, the Gingerbread layout is presented upon reboot. What does this mean for you? Nothing… but it is pretty cool to see in action. Hit the jump to see a video demo and let us know what you think. More →
It’s been rumored that Apple has been spending billions in cash on a strategic displays investment, but other manufacturers and component suppliers aren’t standing still, either. Hitatchi Displays has just announced that they have a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display lined up for production in October. The new display’s resolution? 1280 x 720 which, in a 4.5-inch screen, equals a whopping 329dpi density. It’s LED backlit and features a 1,100:1 contrast ratio. Oh. boy. More →
According to SuperPhone.cz, at least. They apparently have a next-gen iPhone screen and put it under a microscope to get some finer details on the new display. A 960×640 IPS display is what they found. This was discovered by counting the RGB elements on the screen and then determining that both vertical and horizontal directions were doubled compared to the iPhone 3GS. While the resolution is double 480×320, the actual pixel density is actually quadroupled — that’s four pixels in place of every one pixel currently. The new dpi would be somewhere around 320 which is basically unheard of as far as available mobile devices go. What’s the fastest way to pass 9 days again?