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    Default App to adjust color, contrast, temperature, etc for the Nexus 7 screen?

    Is there an app available to adjust the color, contrast, temperature, etc for the Nexus 7 screen?
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    Default Re: App to adjust color, contrast, temperature, etc for the Nexus 7 screen?

    Check out these, then look at the related apps shown below each description for other possibilities.
    Filter Your Screen - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...lteryourscreen
    Screen Adjuster - https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....netmanslab.sa

    I haven't tried any of these, nor do I feel a need to, so I can't vouch for their effectiveness.
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    Default Re: App to adjust color, contrast, temperature, etc for the Nexus 7 screen?

    Thanks. Neither seem to do what I am looking for. My Nexus 7 screen colors are little washed out - not as vibrant as I would like. I had a Samsung tablet that had some adjustments available but I can't find anything in Jelly Bean or any apps that can make the screen more vibrant on the Nexus 7.
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    Default Re: App to adjust color, contrast, temperature, etc for the Nexus 7 screen?

    There was an app featured on Android central or droid life that was meant to do that...I cant remember its name though
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    Default Re: App to adjust color, contrast, temperature, etc for the Nexus 7 screen?

    Quote Originally Posted by jm345 View Post
    Thanks. Neither seem to do what I am looking for. My Nexus 7 screen colors are little washed out - not as vibrant as I would like. I had a Samsung tablet that had some adjustments available but I can't find anything in Jelly Bean or any apps that can make the screen more vibrant on the Nexus 7.
    Read this very good article that compares the Nexus 7 display to that of the Kindle Fire HD and the newest iPad (but not iPad Mini, as it was released after the article was published). http://www.displaymate.com/Tablet_7inch_ShootOut_1.htm

    From this article, it appears that real screen optimization and calibration can only be done at the factory:
    "The raw LCD panel hardware first needs to be adjusted and calibrated at the factory with specialized firmware and software data that are downloaded into the device in order for the display to produce a usable image let alone an accurate and beautiful one."

    They did not speak too kindly of the N7 display calibration:
    "The Factory Display Calibration on the Nexus 7 was severely botched, which significantly degrades its picture quality. In spite of its good Color Gamut, colors and contrast are washed out due to a compressed, convex, and irregular Intensity Scale (sometimes called the Gray Scale). Bright images look like over exposed photographs."

    "The Factory Display Calibration problem mentioned above for the Nexus 7 display qualifies as a bug because it is a software or firmware problem rather than an inherent hardware display issue. Depending on the display firmware this may or may not be correctable with a software update."

    So it would appear that you'll just have to live with the display as it is, and hope that the next version of the N7 improves upon this issue. Personally, I think everything looks fine, though, I'll admit, not spectacular. My secret is to not do any side by side comparisons!
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    Default Re: App to adjust color, contrast, temperature, etc for the Nexus 7 screen?

    "Personally, I think everything looks fine, though, I'll admit, not spectacular. My secret is to not do any side by side comparisons!"

    I recently temporarily used a 3rd gen I-Pad (admittedly much more expensive) and going back to the Nexus left me wanting a more vibrant display on that device. I am surprised no one (including Google) has figured out an app that would allow some adjustment/enhancement of the display.

    But I agree the display is ok, as long as you don't compare it to the screens of more expensive devices.

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