Google confirms lowering the quality of the Android photo gallery in 2.1
The Gallery app in Android 2.0.1
different from the Gallery app in Android 2.1. Google developed Gallery
Android 2.0.1, which uses 24-bit color rendered using 2D technology. On
other hand, Cooliris created
Gallery in Android 2.1, which uses 16-bit textures
rendered using 3D technology. We don't have anything specific to share
time regarding the Gallery app in future versions." So if you thought that you were losing your eyesight or your mind by thinking that the pictures on your DROID were not as sharp after the upgrade, you can feel better knowing that there was a drop in the gallery's quality. Of course, that fact itself might not make you feel all that well either.
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source: DisplayMate via Gearlog
Earlier this week, a company called DisplayMate Technology Corporation discovered that the image quality of pictures in the photo gallery were downgraded between Android 2.0.1 and Android 2.1. Using a Motorola DROID, Dr. Raymond Soneira found 24 bit color depth in the pictures on the Android 2.0.1 gallery, which dropped to 16 bit color depth after the upgrade to Android 2.1. Google confirmed Dr. Soneira's findings with the following statement, "