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    Default The ICS color scheme is horrible outdoors

    I love ICS. It's the reason I bought the Galaxy Nexus. The color scheme is very nice and subtle. Indoors, that is.

    The blue lettering on a black background (pull down the notification bar for an example) is almost impossible to read in bright sunlight. The screen is bright enough outdoors when there is contrast on the screen, black on white or white on black is fine. But there are many things I have to guess at. The home button and back button are too feint to see in daylight but since they're consistently placed I can guess at them and figure it out.

    I wish there was an "Outdoor" setting that made for better contrast. Microsoft has had this built into Windows for decades, one would think that Google would notice this and accommodate the outdoor folks.
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    Default Re: The ICS color scheme is horrible outdoors

    hmm, I found just the opposite to be true, the pull down menu is very easy to read in bright sunlight. *shrugs*
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    Default Re: The ICS color scheme is horrible outdoors

    Actually I am very interested in this idea. When the light sensor is saturated have the option to auto fade to a a high contrast color scheme, at least for system, maybe Google apps. Time to hit the code

    Edit: Let me also say that I have no real problem reading it in bright sun, I just like the idea and think it would be good to integrate for devices without such great screens.

    Tabguy, do you use autobrightness? or have it set lower all the time? that could severely effect your ability to see it.
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    I also have no problem in the sunlight. Do you use a screen protector? If so try and remove it.

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    I have no problems reading in sunlight either. Maybe some just have better vision than others.

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    Default Re: The ICS color scheme is horrible outdoors

    Quote Originally Posted by datboicastro View Post
    I also have no problem in the sunlight. Do you use a screen protector? If so try and remove it.

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    Especially if it is an anti-glare protector - those dim the screen. Use a clear screen protector instead.
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    Default Re: The ICS color scheme is horrible outdoors

    No problems reading the screen in direct sunlight here.
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    i have to turn on the brightness to full in direct sunlight because of the steinheil oleophobic's reflectivenss. without it though, no probs on 50%
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    Default Re: The ICS color scheme is horrible outdoors

    This screen is much easier to read in the sunlight then any of the other phones I've had - Moto droid, Dinc, and Thunderbolt. The other 3 were almost impossibly to read where I have no issues now

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