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Offline Neoaliphant

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B&W Android tablet
« on: June 10, 2021, 18:24:50 »

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

Offline ThomasD.

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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.
« Last Edit: June 10, 2021, 21:27:16 by Viajero Perdido »