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Nokia Lumia 900 display flaw exposed, software fix in the works

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Nokia Lumia 900 display flaw exposed, software fix in the works
As if the network connectivity issues were not enough to frustrate a number of Nokia Lumia 900 owners, the smartphone is now plagued by another flaw, this time affecting its display. In particular, when the screen's brightness is set to the minimum level, graphics that are supposed to be grey appear purple on some units.

According to a poll conducted by wpcentral, some 10% of Nokia Lumia 900 owners are affected. However, the actual percentage may differ since a user might not be aware of the defect as it is only available under the aforementioned condition. How can you tell whether your unit is flawed as well? Simply go to the display settings on your Nokia Lumia 900 and manually set its brightness to minimum. If a purplish hue is present throughout the interface, you are holding on to a faulty smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 900 display flaw exposed, software fix in the works
Even though we still don't know what causes the glitch to occur, Nokia promised to release a software update, which will take care of the issue for good. Word comes from the Nokia Care US Twitter page, where the announcement was posted earlier today. In the meantime, if you own a Nokia Lumia 900, feel free to share with us whether the issue is present on your smartphone too. Just drop a comment below and let us know!

source: Nokia (Twitter) via wpcentral

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posted on 07 May 2012, 04:48 3

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Lumia 900 a real beta phone .
But it's so Cheap what do you aspect out of it

posted on 07 May 2012, 05:46 11

3. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I'm just glad that they are so quick to fix their mistakes unlike certain manufacturers with android

posted on 07 May 2012, 07:38 3

9. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Agreed, and ditto the one with iOS...

posted on 07 May 2012, 17:44 1

20. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

It's probably rushed to the marked by hey only 10 dollars it's still a good deal

posted on 07 May 2012, 05:05 7

2. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

Oh Nokia seems to forgot its not symbian days. Where bugs and issues were not making so much cover by the press. Now mobile phones have evolve and Nokia need to be careful with every single issues.

posted on 07 May 2012, 12:38 1

17. jcoberg10 (Posts: 112; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)

yup so much for beta tests being over :)

posted on 07 May 2012, 05:49 2

4. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

I would like to know what % of the 900's are having these problems. It could be a small amount, and no big deal. The software upgrade is pushed out and the few having problems are taken care of. It could be almost all of them, and then Nokia was just negligent. (The exchange above says this gentleman was on his 6th 900. That is hard to believe.) Cruising WP Central, WP Power User and the such most people are raving about the 900 and giving me the impression these problems are not prevelant and the story is overblown. But Fan sites are not always accurate.

Nokia needs to get these patches out, and get them quick. They cannot afford for bad word of mouth to get outside the tech crowd and into the mainstream media.

posted on 07 May 2012, 07:16 9

5. chaitanya.alur (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)

Common...y making so much fuss about NOKIA's quality issues...glitches will always be there with every product..even IPhone 4S had battery drain problem, Antenna problem...it happens..nothing is 100% perfect...Don't forget that NOKIA is a very good manufacturers...

posted on 07 May 2012, 07:41 7

10. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

At least Nokia admits the problem and addresses it right away. I had a software update for a bug I wasn't experiencing and hadn't heard about, something I hadn't experienced before with a manufacturer. Also, the $100 credit is taking care of about one and a half of my bills :D

posted on 07 May 2012, 07:29 4

6. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

Aren't they the ones advertising that the "Smartphone beta test" is over??? Or am I confused...

posted on 07 May 2012, 07:33 2

7. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Nokia N8 had the same purple tint issue but Nokia did nothing about it. This was one of the reasons why I bought Galaxy SII.

posted on 07 May 2012, 13:34 3

18. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

those screens were from samsung pal.
I didn't have this problem with my N8.
Nokia promised they would change yuour screen if you found your screen bad.
And they did. So what's the problem?

Like someone said above. Every single manufacturer has problems.
Antenna, battery, case, screen, overheating, software bugs.
You have to live with it.
Stop moaning about this beta testing crap.
I could say the same about everything. Even the newest ICS.
Too touchy aren't we?

posted on 07 May 2012, 07:34 2

8. Martine (Posts: 102; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Nokia N8 had the same purple tint issue but Nokia did nothing about it. This was one of the reasons why I bought Galaxy SII.

posted on 07 May 2012, 07:43 6

11. shadez10 (Posts: 427; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)

i would still get the lumia 900... =D

posted on 07 May 2012, 08:27 7

12. philj21 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 May 2012)

My Lumia 900 has not exhibited this issue. I've had every iPhone that's been released and I've noticed more bugs on them then the lumia.

posted on 07 May 2012, 08:47 4

13. saiki4116 (Posts: 413; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

nokia is doing beta testing......

posted on 07 May 2012, 09:24 5

14. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

This always happens with AMOLED panels. The first Samsung galaxy had this type os issues, the samsung S2 had an issue with a yellow hue, some HTC phones and even the Nokia n8.

posted on 07 May 2012, 10:29 1

15. MickDM (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

WOW! we are really working it now...smh...

posted on 07 May 2012, 10:41

16. vk_19912000 (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Just coz its nokia ppl have a prob with it!! Yea they are not the best at smartphones but have done a good job entering it.. With windows they should show android & ios how to promote stuff

posted on 07 May 2012, 15:02 2

19. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

Yep, the MOTO RAZR has dark spots when you are watching a movie and it displays a really dark scene. I have come to find out that it was because I was using a wall charger to charge it and it would get warm. I started using my computer to charge it and, although slower, it would stay ice cold, and the black spots faded away. It is a common complaint on the RAZR. MOTO's response was that it was typical with that display technology, some unhappy campers on the moto message boards I tell you.

posted on 08 May 2012, 08:00

21. Filani (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 May 2012)

this is an old problem for nokia,and they still don't know how to slove it. I have nokia c7, and have this problem, there is no fix for this. many users have change they'r displays by ncc and the purple tint is still there. just google it, 'nokia purple screen issue' and see tons of dicusion for this.

posted on 08 May 2012, 09:47

22. Sab2244 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jun 2011)

This seems to be a problem with Amoled screens made by Samsung. It has to be noted that samsung made all Amoled screens used by many manufacturers. So I believe that this is a Samsung Problem not Nokia's. I have a samsung Galaxy S2 which has this problem and currently, it is being repaired by Samsung. In case you doubt it, my tracking number for sending it back to samsung is:CX345427582GB. Android is a very messy and flakey system that still needs a lot of work. I own two of them (HTC DHD and Samsung GS2) and I can tell you they are not brilliant. Hoping Nokia and Microsoft will do a better job.
I have pre-ordered Nokia Lumia 900 and I can't wait to get it.

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