Detailed Analysis of the Nexus One’s Screen

Interesting, technical look at the pixel-level details of the Nexus One’s OLED display:

The result is that PenTile works great on the Nexus One screen when color photographs are being displayed—it just doesn’t work as well for text because text is always displayed with high contrast to make it readable. And it’s arguable that text display is the most important use-case to optimize for on a mobile phone screen.

For various reasons, I don’t expect Apple to use OLED. I think Apple is all-in on LED-backlit IPS displays (which they’re using for the iPad and iMac, and promoting in the tech specs).

Friday, 26 March 2010