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Offline Neoaliphant

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B&W Android tablet
« on: June 10, 2021, 18:24:50 »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y4sB8uLWO0

Seems usefull for Locus when outdoors possibly.....
 

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Re: B&W Android tablet
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 20:54:54 »
Nope - not for me. I want colours for better visibility and identify. High contrast themes work fantastic in sun.
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Re: B&W Android tablet
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 21:23:22 »
I only glanced at the video, but I assume that's a standard e-ink display in an eReader body, right?

While those displays are fantastic in sunlight, their huge problem for general-purpose use is the mad flickering whenever updating the display.  This is why eReader firmware flips complete pages instead of scrolling: it produces only a single flicker (or an accumulating ghost) to change the complete display, instead of a flicker every few pixels if scrolling.

Android by design assumes scrolling and panning are smooth and painless, and when they are, it's great.  My Kobo eReader has an "experimental" web browser, which of course also requires scrolling.  It's downright painful to use.

Maybe they've solved that problem.  If they have, that's great.
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Re: B&W Android tablet
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2021, 17:27:05 »
Thats interesting,   hope a new technologfy gets invented at some point....
 

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Re: B&W Android tablet
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 00:09:55 »
I think the current chemistry/ physics with eInk pixels makes them quite slow to refresh/ change, so if you have 800x1200, 1 million of them, it will be very annoying to scroll/ pan ;-( But one day...
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Re: B&W Android tablet
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2021, 08:25:49 »
thats just great for brightness at outdoor purpose while the normal screen would absorb so much power from batteries, well i didnt know if it would be support on every website settings