Some Google Nexus 7 displays suffer from “image retention” problems, pre-production units only affected?
The issue is officially referred to as “image retention,” an effect of having the last thing you saw on your screen before switching to something else remain visible as a shadow. The shadowing effect is something that actually is typical for IPS displays, but on the Nexus 7 pre-production units it’s manifesting itself more frequently.
On some IPS display you can still see for a short time a shadowy trace of your previous screen IF you switch from say black to white screen, or places with similarly big contrast. On the Nexus 7, though, this is happening even when there’s no such huge color tonality difference.
Android Police contacted Asus for a comment, and the company reassured that the issue could not be replicated on final units, so there shouldn’t be any problems. Let’s keep our fingers crossed all is fine on the production Nexus 7 tablet units.
source: Android Police
1. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)
Things might change if nexus use samoled screen
Or appoint samsung to manufacture the tablet
4. AbhiD (Posts: 65; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
samoled screens suffer from much pronounced "burn in" problem
6. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Not when your switching from one screen to another.
Burn in on amoled are from objects that are stationary for many months (ie status bar, home icons etc)
My captivate and S2 still do not have any burnin issues.
I did use a 3rd party launcher with hide notification/status bar option)
3. tiara6918 (Posts: 1497; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I hope that this won't be a problem like the "burn in" on some amoled screens
5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
There is nothing wrong with your tablet, you're looking at it wrong.
7. mgonzalez (Posts: 21; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
I have the same image retention problem with my galaxy nexus running jelly bean. :/
9. hexman (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)
I have gnex running jb.I have never seen such a problem on it:-/.
8. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
even when kindle fire was released it had issues with wifi connectivity. it all depends how soon they fix it up