Software update coming to fix bug causing washed out colors on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X

Software update coming to fix bug causing washed out colors on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X
Owners of some Nexus handsets have been upset ever since their stock Android phone was updated to Android 6.0. Following the installation of Marshmallow on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, colors appearing on the display of each unit are giving off a washed out appearance. The good news is that Google has already figured out what has caused this problem to happen, and a fix has already been developed. All Google has to do to set things right is to push out the software update. So if you own the LG built Nexus 5X, or the Huawei produced Nexus 6P, the good news is that you will soon find the display showing more realistic hues.

Luckily for users, the problem turned out to be software related, allowing the issue to be corrected with a simple software update. If this had been a hardware issue. Google might have had to announce a product recall, which could have made the solution to the problem a lot more messy.

Since the update to Android 6.0, have you noticed a change in how colors are reproduced on your Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X? Let us know by dropping your comments in the box below!

source: AndroidAuthority

Related phones

Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)
Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20h talk time)



1. Angst

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

"Following the installation of Marshmallow on the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X" NEWSFLASH: Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P came with Marshmallow installed. . . .

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

"Since the update to Android 6.0, have you noticed a change in how colors are reproduced on your Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X?"... Umm.... my Nexus 6P has always been on 6.0, no update required. Also, the image quality of the screen is breathtaking.

7. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Same here. If you have sRGB mode on it could look that way, but in my case, the colors are vibrant and the blacks are deep as any other amoled screen.

22. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

PA's credibility is slowly going down the drain. Thank goodness we've got vigilant comments like this. Are the Nexus US sales threatening the big boy's profits that articles like this are being released? No wonder there are more trolls in PA than all tech blog comments combined.

46. TMach unregistered

PA, seriously...? How is anyone supposed to take this site seriously? Duh, Nexus 6P and 5X have always been on Marshmallow..THEY LAUNCHED WITH IT!

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

5X uses IPS LCD, not AMOLED.

35. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Yeah, I know that genius. I was referring to the Nexus 6p, which has an amoled screen and is what I own. Why would I talk about my experience with a phone I haven't even seen in person? And you know how you could know that I owned a 6p? Because I was responding to Scott's comment in which he was talking about his 6p, and I was saying I had the same exoerience We clear now?

38. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Calm down, no need to get so salty. I just thought I'd clarify since the article mentions both the 6P and the 5X. You're a little edgy in this article.

53. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'm not salty about anything. You tried to correct me when I wasn't wrong. I corrected your correction, since as I said before, I was replying to Scott's comment, not the article in general. And as you said, the article talks about both the 5x (LCD) and the 6p (amoled), so common sense should tell you I was talking about the 6p.

54. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well now you know how I feel with you and my recent comment in this very article. Besides, I never really said you were wrong.

59. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

"5X uses IPS LCD, not AMOLED" "Besides, I never really said you were wrong." That was your comment in response to my comment about not having issues with my amoled screen. No you didn't say "You're wrong", but the implication is there since you were attempting to correct me. Considering, as you said before, that the article talks about the 5x AND the 6p, wouldn't common sense tell you that I was referring to the 6p? You know, the one WITH the AMOLED screen?

61. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're making a big deal about it. It's honestly not that big of a deal, but you're honestly thinking I'm out to get you or something. I'm not.

67. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Comment #7 was directed towards someone else, and yet you felt the need to correct something that didn't need correcting in the first place. Even now you're still acting like what you did was OK. When I make a blunder like that, I say "Sorry, thought you were talking about something else". So far all you've done is say anything but " Hey, made an honest mistake, my bad. Instead you've told me you weren't correcting me, that it's not a big deal, and that I was being salty. But as always, no mistake on your part.

68. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Only because whenever I do acknowledge something I did wrong and apologize for it, you still go on and on hammering me about it. I mean just look at our argument below. I say one thing and you make a big deal out of it.

71. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

And when did you acknowledge you did anything wrong down below? You've been telling me how I was wrong repeatedly, except for you admitting mixing up the Moto actions, and you bitched your way through that even. But even after I mentioned you not admitting wrong doing here, the reason you still don't is my fault. Smh

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Washed out colors? Maybe to default the SRGB mode on the 6p, but the 5X has really good calibration

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

The 5X has that yellow screen issue right. I heard that it's affecting a few units.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, but thats a quality control issue, the calibration is still top notch

13. TyrionLannister unregistered


4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Good thing another Google error is fixable via a software update.

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You bet it's a good thing, it would be embarrassing if it were a hardware issue causing the phone to blow up in your pants leaving you half naked in a home depot parking lot. Personally, I find the display flawless, I think you really missed out.

14. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Mxy is an anti-Android troll. We already know how his comments are.

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, I know he complains about anything and everything Android, I still like to put things in perspective for him though. It pisses him off and always responds with something stupid giving me a good laugh.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The only thing you put into perspective is your head stuck all the way up your rear. You don't piss me off at all. If anything, you just show how ignorant and biased you are.

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You sound but hurt right now. Is everything alright? Do you need someone to talk to?

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No not butthurt. That appears to be yourself considering how far you have your head stuck up your rear end.

41. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Awwww, I know what's got your panties in a bunch, you miss your buddy BobbyBuster.... .... "Buddy BobbyBuster", try saying that 5 times fast.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You are so right. I am anti-Android. I hate everything Android and love everything Apple. Forget about me owning several Android devices like the Note 4 or praising the Nexus 6P and the MXPE as the two best Android devices to date, forget all of that because Hexa-core is being ignorant because he just saw my name instead of actually reading my comment.

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, what's more embarrassing is having the most critical security vulnerability out there causing your phone to become vulnerable to a hacker in turn forcing out monthly security patches. Personally, I find OLED to be a saturated, prone to burn-in mess.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I will admit that I did notice burn in on my last device, after a year and a half of use and even then it was minimal. I would like to ask you how much of an impact the security flaw you're referencing has actually had on the user as opposed to all the celebrities that had their dirty little secrets uncovered for all the world to see in last year's Fappening scandal. If you are referencing Stage fright, I don't think the vulnerability has actually been used on anyone to date... Apple, not so much, I had my daughter come home from school one day saying that there was an ordeal where all the students were screwing up each others iPhones by sending people a text message. But you go ahead and complain about flaws that have yet to impact anyone. You can't seem to find any legitimate reason to complain about the Android platform so I'll let you b*tch about non issues.

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