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got a message from one of the ROM devs here... apparently this tablet really does display only 256 colors!!hopefully they can make this tablet display more colors in future ROMs or else I will have to just sell this tablet.
 

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android 1.6 only supports 256, we would have to get 2.0+ working for higher color
 

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thanks, that clarifies things[quote author=ECOTOX link=topic=131.msg1127#msg1127 date=1274328551]android 1.6 only supports 256, we would have to get 2.0+ working for higher color [/quote]
 

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[quote author=ECOTOX link=topic=131.msg1127#msg1127 date=1274328551]android 1.6 only supports 256, we would have to get 2.0+ working for higher color [/quote]What?!AFAIK android 1.6 supports 65536 colors (in other words RGB565, in other words 5 bit red, 6 bit green, 5 bit blue, in other words 32 nuances of red, 64 nuances of green and 32 nuances of blue). And there might be devices which in some special applications might support more.
 

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yup found that info too just now. android 1.6 supports upto 16bit color. my eken is only displaying 256 colors (two hundred fifty six!)[quote author=gyoker link=topic=131.msg1130#msg1130 date=1274330649][quote author=ECOTOX link=topic=131.msg1127#msg1127 date=1274328551]android 1.6 only supports 256, we would have to get 2.0+ working for higher color [/quote]What?!AFAIK android 1.6 supports 65536 colors (in other words RGB565, in other words 5 bit red, 6 bit green, 5 bit blue, in other words 32 nuances of red, 64 nuances of green and 32 nuances of blue). And there might be devices which in some special applications might support more.[/quote]
 

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256 and 65k is same diff to me XP I am partially color blind so I dont notice differences so well XD
 

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WOW, I wish I would have found this forum before I ordered one (which has already shipped). Not a video device??? 256 Colors?My intention was to use this device to display pictures and play video_OOPS.Since we have confirmed that Android 1.6 supports more than 256 colors, what are the chances of any kind of an update for us to enjoy better colors as well? Or is this a limitation of the LCD panel used?*EDIT* Indeed, the now famous shanzai.com youtube video shows smooth video playback and some pretty nice looking photos. So either they had a better unit than the one that is actually being shipped or ?
 

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the color quality is just fine, the only place where you MIGHT notice the difference is in the green spectrum, red and blues will be unnoticeable.
 

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if you have a g1 or any other 1.6 or less device it will be just like those
 

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[quote author=ECOTOX link=topic=131.msg1309#msg1309 date=1274407638]the color quality is just fine, the only place where you MIGHT notice the difference is in the green spectrum, red and blues will be unnoticeable. [/quote]I disagree. the G1 and my Moment when ti ran 1.5 both displayed color a lot better than this. Everything has a gradient to it including wallpapers.
 

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the color depth is what i meant, the screen itself is a whole different story
 

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So comparing your unit to the one shanzai.com reviewed, do you think it looks the same (by as much as you can tell from the youtube quality of their video)? Did they get a better unit than what is actually being shipped, or did the reviewer just need glasses?
 

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I got mine today. The color is actually totally fine and doesn't bother me. The system lag, almost unusable touchscreen, and the napkin effect along the bottom in landscape mode -- those are another thing.
 

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I have no lag and the touchscreen is very responsive on my unit
 

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[quote author=ECOTOX link=topic=131.msg1564#msg1564 date=1274557563]I have no lag and the touchscreen is very responsive on my unit[/quote]After updating the firmware I'm getting a lot better results now as well. Still have the doiley effect mentioned in another thread though, but otherwise I now agree with you. ;)
 

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yeah, its got this weird dot thing goin on, but it doesnt bother me, its 100$ so who cares! lol XD
 

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Maybe we would be able to fiddle around in the system files and change the color depth manually.I don't know, but I will try, my tablet is on the way. :)If not 16-bit, 512 colors would also be better, but possibly strain the device more.
 
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