Google Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 “Display Calibration Woes” Still Ongoing Despite the Android 4.2.2 Update
Google’s latest iteration of the Android mobile operating system is already reaching all of its latest Nexus devices including the semi-ancient Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the small jump in number [x.x.2] indicates that the firmware is just a minor update which focuses mostly on performance and software-related fixes, however, the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean has left much to be desired for owners of the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 devices.
After digging through some popular online forum threads, it appears that the much talked about Bluetooth audio streaming problems on the Nexus 4 is not yet [completely] resolved, some users did mention that music playback problems they previously encountered on Android 4.2.1 were less apparent — but they still experience choppy playback and pairing issues from time to time.
The display color calibration of both the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 tablets — too — appear to have been left unresolved which is not at all that big of a problem but, both devices’ displays are the primary means of input, not to mention, a little kernel-level tweak is allegedly all that is need to unleash the displays’ full potential.
In my honest opinion, the Nexus 4 could have been rated on par with the LCD panels of its other Android-laden competitors such as the LG Optimus G [its non-nexus sibling] and the HTC One X+ in earlier reviews, that’s if the device’s color reproduction and gamma channels were properly tweaked.
If you’re willing to fix things your own way, Paranoid Android has a fix for the color reproduction woes on the Nexus 4 but there’s a catch, your beloved smartphone must be rooted with ClockworkMod successfully installed in order to flash this kernel which will supposedly let users experience “vivid colors without over saturation, almost true blacks, brightest whites, very little banding” on the Nexus 4. We know! It certainly sounds enticing.
People who don’t know the definition of ‘bootloader’, ‘adb’, SuperSU, Busybox, etc. are better off waiting for the official fix to come (perhaps in Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie?), to those who are brave enough and are willing to accept the risks involved with rooting and flashing, click here and you’ll know what to do from thereon.
Article by: Kevin Go, Posted on Feb 15, 2013, FRIDAY, 4:50 P.M.
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